[quote="mcw013, post:1, topic:301824"]
This post is not for me, but rather for a friend of mine who is more than "slightly" worried.
He has been having issues with pornography, and frequently confesses this to his priest.
After his last confession, he mentioned to the priest that his father is trying to sell a car, AND apparently the priest told him "Let your father see me this week."
So now my friend is worried that the priest will mention something from his confessions, to his father. Well the rest is self explanatory.
I tried telling him, that the priest is just interested in buying the car from his father, or probably knows someone who is, but he is still worried that the priest will expose the details of his confessions, to his father.
SO will a priest ever mention anything from a confession to anyone? OR To a family member? As Far as I know it never happens, but I'm just curious if there are any exceptions to the rule, and seal of confession etc, etc.
Replies would be appreciated.
Yes, if it is of a general nature and cannot be tied to a specific individual. For example, a priest once mentioned in a homily that he had an eight year old confess to committing adultery five times.