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#Mandatory reporting

# mandatory-reporting - Friday 31 August, 2018

Catholic leaders in Australia reject calls for priests to disclose abuses told during confession

The Catholic Bishops Conference said making it a requirement to report what was said in confession impinged on religious liberties.

# mandatory-reporting - Saturday 19 April, 2014

'Regrettable editorial lapse': Irish Times apologises for controversial priest cartoon

The paper said that cartoonists Martyn Turner took a “unjustified side-swipe at all priests”.

# mandatory-reporting - Thursday 8 September, 2011

No exceptions for priests in child abuse legislation

Catholic confession will not get special treatment in new laws over reporting child abuse, the government has confirmed.

# mandatory-reporting - Monday 29 August, 2011

Shatter insists mandatory reporting will apply to priests despite Cardinal's comments

Cardinal Seán Brady has said that the seal of the confession is inviolable and that any attempt to undermine it is a challenge to the right of Catholics to freedom of religion.