Hundreds of years of Catholic tradition in the confessional could be overturned by Victoria’s inquiry into child sex abuse.
Priests would be ordered to reveal crimes told to them in private confessions under one proposal before the inquiry.
But priests say they will resist being forced to reveal secrets of the confessional.
A parliamentary committee also will look at radical new laws that would see bishops face criminal charges for the misconduct of their priests.
Confession is another habit of the church that grinds my gears. Crimes are matters for law, not people with invisible friends.