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‘Usque ad Sanguinis Effusionem’: The Historical and Theological Foundations of the Inviolability of the Seal of Confession


The confessional seal of the Catholic tradition has always had something of an enigmatic quality, making it ready material for the numerous books and movies that have had their premises entirely based on it. In recent years, however, it has come under increasing scrutiny for more serious reasons; significant among them, the role it might have played in instances of sexual abuse of minors within the Catholic Church and the manifest institutional failure to address these crimes. The

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