Media coverage of Commission's recommendation on changes to the legal protection of the seal of Confessional

Melbourne Archbishop says he’d rather go to jail than report child sexual abuse heard in confession
The Guardian - 15 August 2017

Catholic Church wants confession seal kept despite royal commission recommendation
AAP - 15 August 2017

Priest Frank Brennan warns he will defy confessional crackdown
The Australian  - 15 August 2017

Royal commission: protection of kids key to reform
The Australian  - 15 August 2017

Sexual abuse disclosed in confession should be reported: Royal Commission
SMH  - 14 August 2017

Child sexual abuse disclosed in confession should be reported: royal commission
Sydney Morning Herald

Senior priest claims breaking confessional seal could make children more vulnerable

Priests urge paedophiles to go from confession box to police
Herald Sun Melboume

Australian priest rips confession proposal as government 'intrusion'
Catholic News Agency

Abuse confessions could see clergy charged

Confessional secrets won’t be protected under abuse probe recommendations
The Australian

Besieged Catholic Church is wounded, but will not fall
The Australian

Archbishop Denis Hart is talking nonsense on marriage equality and child abuse
Herald Sun Melboume

Why the seal of the confessional will remain
Eureka Street

Australian bishops oppose forcing priests to reveal details of confession
Catholic News Agency

Australia church abuse: Why priests can't spill confession secrets

Sexual abuse: Catholic priests must confess to regain our shaken faith
Sydney Morning Herald

Child safety trumps sanctity of Catholic Church's confessionals
The Age

Melbourne archbishop says he'd rather go to jail than report child abuse heard in confession
The Guardian

Church ‘Forgave’ Priest who Confessed 1500 Times to Molesting Children to 30 Priests Across 25 years

Australian inquiry: Priests should report abuse confessions
Associated Press

Australia church abuse: Priests 'must report' confessions

Australian inquiry on church abuse says priests must report confessions

Australian report into child sex abuse wants to break confessional seal

Perth Catholic Archbishop Tim Costelloe says his mission now is to rebuild trust in the church
Perth Now Sunday Times

Civil law obligation to report abuse vs duty as a confessor

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