sometimes it is really difficult to keep a secret, particularly when it's something unpleasant or traumatic.
Still, it's not ok to blab it out.
No, it isn't. And it's especially not okay to make excuses afterwards. In the incident I referred to, her refusal to take responsibility upset me far more than the blabbing itself.
I wonder how priests manage to not tell what they've heard in confession. Maybe they tell it to their diaries or to each other.
I've had a lot of priests as colleagues or friends. They tell jokes about confession, like many of us tell jokes about our own profession, but I can think of only one who actually said something once that I suspect came from someone's confession. The vast majority of priests take the "seal of confession" very