Walter J. Smith


Father Smith is the director of the Chapliancy Research Program at the VA hospital in Washington, D. C. His article dissects the nature of the word "secret" and outlines the obligations attached to the different kinds of secrets.



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.