Child protection hypothetical
jbrossart at HOTMAIL.COM
Sun Mar 24 08:06:34 PST 2002
Volokh, Eugene wrote:
You bet that the law would interfere with the church's performance
of its sacerdotal functions.
Maybe not as much as one might think. While it is common practice now for
Confession to be heard face-to-face, the older practice, still in vogue in
some venues, involves the confessional "box" where priest and penitent are
A further practical manner of compliance, which I have seen several parishes
utilizing in recent years, is a "reconciliation room" for confessions where
one can confess face-to-face or anonymously but with a window on the room so
that encounter is not entirely private.
Office of the Federal Public Defender
Charleston, West Virginia
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