There are many reasons why Catholic confession should be discontinued. Some of them have to do with child molesting:
~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:68) The Dark Box: A Secret History of Confession
- Priests are left alone and unsupervised with seven year old children where they cannot be disturbed.
- Priests intimidate children by demanding they divulge sins.
- When priests give each other confessions, they became honour bound not to report the child molesting confessed. The entire priesthood becomes complicit in the coverup.
- The typical penance for child molesting is saying three Hail Marys. All priests come to see child molesting as an ordinary and minor sin.
- Any sexual details divulged can stimulate a new sexually-starved priest to join in.