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Now with focusing this morning on -- on the part of New York State's new gun control law.
The plot requires therapists and doctors to tell the authorities if they think a patient is -- -- the harm themselves or others.
It's a breach in this is my opinion I think it is a breach.
In the privacy principle it shifts the stand and -- is private and -- is not.
Let's bring in Father Jonathan Morris a Catholic priest follow Jonathan net could this new rule applied to the clergy in confessional -- -- -- It doesn't in fact but it's certainly a slippery slope.
And not only confession but even as we're talking before that somebody comes to -- -- father.
-- tell you these are some of the thoughts on half.
OK there you have to make a Prudential decision.
What I would do is stop someone say.
We can talk about things confidentially.
But if you if you make a threat -- -- you're going to do something violent to another person.
I will stop you physically and if necessary I will turn you into the police now that's separate from the confessional absolute go to confession back to you is.
Absolutely Cyprus -- personal confession is.
Father I've done something wrong I already did it can OK that's it's not I'm about to do -- -- so -- that I'm about to do something has to wait stop that this is not confession okay.
All right right outside.
If someone if the government starts making laws that begin to infringe.
And the seal of confession.
Right my ministry I won't go to jail him as many others that would -- -- for allowing them to do that.
Let's go back to you offering almost a social service a spiritual counseling in fact not a confession -- spiritual counseling.
If someone would just say I'm thinking about doing -- -- -- advantage you would have to stop them.
And -- don't know any thought.
I don't -- have Prudential judgment because you have it easy I'm trying to -- the situation when priest and penitent -- I want to translate that into the therapist -- sure lecture pastoral guidance spiritual direction therapist has to say stop.
Hold on a second.
I can't hear this yet.
-- it's -- -- to get it exactly and and we had to be very careful that.
For example as a priest -- as a pastor we don't.
What we don't to turned into.
People -- absolutely afraid of what the government could do to us when when we know we could help a person slippery slope business that is you know I think one thing that should be mentioned is -- laws.
Are very good and and helpful sometimes the real problem I see -- now is lack of access to mental health.
I've had people in my parish who need it.
-- could be dangerous who really need mental health and simply their insurance will not cover because it's not considered regular medicine.
Throughout this city New York I know.
Art unable to treat people because -- -- -- people do not have proper means to get treatment I just want to.
If -- someone who needed psychiatric help.
What would refuse to go -- get it.
On the grounds that they don't want to what their thinking what -- feeling to be shared with the government to yeah down of course especially some what is is not.
I'm altogether if it is possible that this new gone lower in in New York State could push people away.
From the psychiatric counseling that they actually -- I mean that's that's right it depends on how -- implemented of course and -- the government starts going in.
In bringing therapists to the court or sending them to jail.
When something bad happens then of course things will get very very dangerous as extraordinary situation father Jonathan thanks for bringing -- shining -- light opponent we appreciate that my pleasure thank you thought --
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