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Milwaukee archbishops bans priest from Confession over support of breaking the seal

Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki has stripped a retired priest of his permission to hear confessions after the priest advocated publicly for requiring clergy to report abuse revealed in the Sacrament of Confession. Fr. James Connell believes that both state and Church law should be changed to make an exception for reports of child sexual abuse. [1]