If a killer confesses to a priest that he has murdered two people in the last month and it most wanted by the police. Is he allowed to tell the police.
I believe he legally has to, otherwise he can get charged with something like harboring a fugitive
In communion if u tell a priest that u have murdered someone he is not allowed to tell what his confessions were.
Priests are there to listen to your sins. If you have committed a crime the Priest is not obligated to keep that confidential....just your sins.
Actually, they are.
Depends on state
You are right, state by state.
Priests, teachers and other forms of counselors, are mandatory reporters. So yes, they are required to by law to report this particular crime. Also in instances of child abuse, neglect or sexual assault. But the Catholic Church seems lax on this.
U positive about that?
It is not mandatory for priests or non-school counseled to tell authorities. Legally if you are not a school counselor you CAN NOT tell authorities unless they have a warrant. Patient confidentiality laws. Priest can tell, but usually won't.
Jsmooseman r u sure
My wife is therapist, non-school. She is a mandatory reporter. My pastor is also a mandatory reporter.
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physician–patient_privilege read the scope part.
It's obviously a state by state law then.
Yeah it's a state by state deal www.cga.ct.gov/2001/rpt/2001-R-0465.htm
A pastor is different from a priest
Legally obligation is different?
That may be the case. State by state.
They fall under the same role in the church. Just different religions.
I know that. That was not a disputed point.
Sorry was replying to darealkoby
Sorry bout that last poll