Read the link below and realise just how dangerous and perverse the Churches who use the seal of the confessional really are.
They can will and have allowed children to be molested and raped, murders to happen and murderers to go unpunished for the sake of this archaic and dangerous ritual.
I think the archaic ruling of confessional private privilege should be revoked. No such thing can be allowed excluding attorney/client privilege but even that can use some tweaking. I just wonder how many serious crimes have gone unsolved because someone confessed thru a clergy and then forgiven by God