Louisiana court upholds priest's 'seal of confession' rights: Baton Rouge, La., Aug 4, 2016 CNA/EWTN News.- A state appeals court in Louisiana reaffirmed that Catholic priests cannot be forced by law to violate the seal of the confessional. The role of the confessor is strictly confidential. He can not tell anyone what was said in confession. He can not tell anything, any time, any where. The confessor can be put in jail; he still will not tell.