Random thoughts (when I get around to it) on politics and public discourse by David Havyatt.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
How about no absolution without genuine repentence
So the Catholic Church is worried that the secular state is going to at last look to break the "seal of confession" - at least for child abuse.
How about a much simpler approach by the church. Absolution comes not just from confessing to God and asking his fogiveness, and saying some words, but from confessing to society and asking for fogiveness from your victims.
That would be a real response.