Saturday, April 24, 2010

Confidentiality in Confession

Q & A with Fr Job, installment x:
Question: May one tell people about what’s said at Confession (that is, what the priest says)?

Answer: If what is said by a priest concerns your spiritual life, then one ought not tell it to another. But if he gave advice of a general character, then one may share it with people with whom one is close, not touching on the content of your confession.

1 comment:

Christine Erikson (aka Justina) said...

I thought the confidentiality
thing was strictly for the priest,
that is, that he was to keep quiet.
Obviously a specific, however, that
is for you might not be applicable
to everyone, while a generality would.

But what if you meet someone who is
very like you on the points that the
specific statement was made? Surely
then you can share the priest's
insight regarding the matter?