22 Apr 2010
Kudos to Archbishop Listecki!
FYI, if a priest violates the Seal of Confession, he is latae sententiae (automatically excommunicated). The Pope is the only one who can lift the excommunication.
Story found here.
A Waukesha County Catholic priest has been placed on administrative leave while the Archdiocese of Milwaukee investigates an allegation that he violated the seal of confession, the first time a local priest has faced such a charge in nearly 30 years.
Archbishop Jerome Listecki relieved Father David Verhasselt of his duties as pastor at St. Catherine of Alexandria Church in the Town of Oconomowoc on … Read the rest...read more