In a case I am familiar with, a child went to confession, followed by the father and then the mother. The mother confessed some sins related to situations her husband and daughter were involved in. The mother reports that the priest responded to her confessions about these situations, “we discussed it.” No specific sins were revealed, but it was revealed that situations had been discussed.
Has he violated the seal of confession? I know how to look up the appropriate canon 983. It does say the priest may not betray the penitent “in any way,” but I wish to verify my understanding that the situation described meets the sense of the canon. Citations would be preferable.