Fr. Robert Spitzer: ‘The Essence of Things’ SB 360 7.3.19

  • Fr. Robert Spitzer comments on California Senate Bill 360, state of California, trying to break the seal of the confessional.
  • You cannot undo one injustice with a greater injustice.
  • Priests rarely learn of abuse in a confessional; priests are already mandated reporters and when abuse is discovered in counseling situations appropriate protocol is followed.
  • Justice is the standard to which the positive law must reach…an unjust law violates the very group of people meant to protect. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote his letter from the Birmingham Jail, quoting St. Agustin; as did Gandhi. Don’t follow an unjust law; protest it/go to jail.