National Catholic Reporter

The Independent News Source

Faith & Parish

Diocese asks U.S. Supreme Court to hear case involving confessional seal

 | 

The diocese of Baton Rouge has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a Louisiana Supreme Court decision that a priest may be compelled to testify as to what he heard in the confessional in 2008 concerning an abuse case.

The legal step is the latest in a case involving Fr. Jeffrey Bayhi, pastor of St. John the Baptist Church in Zachary, La., and the sanctity of the seal of confession.

Pages

Christmas-Feature-Flag-300x100.jpg

NCR Email Alerts