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Costa Rica: Attack on Seal of Confession

Antonio Ortega of Costa Rica's Frente Amplio, a left-wing political party, proposed a bill in September that would force priests to violate the seal of confession. Finally, a bishop took the trouble …More
Antonio Ortega of Costa Rica's Frente Amplio, a left-wing political party, proposed a bill in September that would force priests to violate the seal of confession.
Finally, a bishop took the trouble to speak out against it. San José Auxiliary Bishop Daniel Blanco told an online conference (CostaRicanTimes.com, November 20) that such a bill was "an unacceptable violation of the freedom of the Church”.
He explained that it violates religious freedom, which is the basis of all other freedoms, "including the freedom of conscience of individual citizens, both penitents and confessors.”
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Vincent Capuano
Exactly
sarto2010
Exactly. Problem is nowadays the sacrament or reconciliation is face to face in a glass box à la basilique Notre-Dame so confessors can identify those confessees.
Liam Ronan
@en.news Prosecutor: "Well Padre, can you identify the man? What did he look like? Is he here in the courtroom today?"
Padre: "I don't know."
Prosecutor: "What do you mean 'I don't know'? Would he have been mere inches away from you when he confessed?"
Padre: "The is a thick curtain in the confessional screening the confessor from the penitent."
Case dismissed due to lack of evidence.
Kenjiro M. Yoshimori
This might seem a unimportant observation, but the impressive vesture of this bishop in such a beautiful color reminds me of the rich heritage of Papal, cardinal, and bishop vesture and garbs the Catholic Church has, but has discarded most of them in the name of a false modernity. Of course, Pope Francis if he had his choice would appear in public in a white clerical shirt and stained black slacks …More
This might seem a unimportant observation, but the impressive vesture of this bishop in such a beautiful color reminds me of the rich heritage of Papal, cardinal, and bishop vesture and garbs the Catholic Church has, but has discarded most of them in the name of a false modernity. Of course, Pope Francis if he had his choice would appear in public in a white clerical shirt and stained black slacks, but at one time.....and hopefully again soon, the Pope had:
Papal slippers of various colors-including green.
A red papal mozetta and a white one (worn in the Easrer and post Easter season...restored by Benedict XVI)
A red summer silk papal mozzets
Papal stoles to go with the mozzetas
Papal red or white Saturno platter hats (Cardinals had black or red with red tassles, bishops had black or magenta with green tassles, priests had plain black black).
Mantelletas- in magenta, purple or rose or various darker or lighter violet depending on Monsignor rank.
Mantellone's-usually for monsigors, and also for seminarians of varios Roman colleges (seminaries)
Bishop slippers
Capes (red for cardinals, majenta or violet for bishops, purple for monsignors, black for priests)
Cappa Magnas for Cardinals: Red watered silk with white ermine capuche
Rose Cappa Magnas- for cardinals during Lent and Advent
Purple Cardinals Cappa Magnas (for periods of mourning a deceased pope).
Papal Cappa Magna (discarded since the 19th century, but either white, gold, or red).
Papal Fanon (restored by Benedict XVI)
Papal Falda( a long white gown with a very long train front and back so that attendants had to lift it up...used at solemn Papal Masses- discarded by Paul VI.
Papal precious mitres ( encrusted with real precious jems) Papal Simplex miters (usually wite or gold silk)
Papal Triregno (Papal Tiara)
Papal white short pants and white socks ( last used by Benedict XVI....Pope Francis of course prefers to look like a slob with a thin white cassock thru which we can see his black pants. Cassock is often wrinkled and/or stained.)
Papal sash around waist with papal coat of arms (Pope Francis did away with the coat of arms on his sash)

Just a list of what's been lost. Hopefully, like Benedict XVI, probably soon there will be a new Pope, who might very well restore to use much of this, like Benedict XVI was doing bit by bit.
foward
Don't ever allow it.