So priests should be required to rat out the people who confess to them but we cannot require a teenage girl to get permission from a parent to have an abortion because she might be a victim of rape and incest and have to tell somebody about it? Why allow a 14 year old girl to be a hidden victim and not a 14 year old boy? It is a curious world we live in.....
Seems like a catch-22 to me. It doesn't matter either way....if you follow the rules.
The solution is to brake the rules. Let priests appear to offer confidentiality so that the pedophiles talk, and then the priest turns around and secretly tips off the authorities. This would have to be arraigned with the upper-most level of discretion. If it became known that
the CIA full has access to your Facebookthe priests were reporting illegal activities, people would stop offering them all their information.