Con­fess­ing crime

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LET’S show some ob­jec­tiv­ity in the de­bate about priests hear­ing con­fes­sions.

If priests are bound by law to re­port any con­fes­sions that break the law, peo­ple will sim­ply not con­fess them.

A con­fes­sion im­plies ac­knowl­edg­ment and ipso facto a de­sire to change.

Think of Alcoholics Anony­mous, Gam­blers Anony­mous, etc, where the first step is to ac­knowl­edge the prob­lem. Then as­sis­tance can be­gin. Would it not be bet­ter for a per­son who has com­mit­ted a

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