Side note: Of course there are some faulty points in this theory. The persons so mentioned were being denied confession, they were not avoiding it. God Who is so powerful and merciful that He can work through His sacraments can also work outside of them in necessity. So if there was a person who was sincerely repentant and desired greatly to go to confession but the powers that be denied him access to the sacrament out of a sense of justice, do you really think God would then punish the truly repentant person for all eternity for something outside his power?
But what if we change the scenario a bit? Let’s say the person who committed a crime has no intention of confessing his or her sin. The person has great opportunities to go to confession, to be forgiven, but chooses not to. What then? “I know I can be forgiven and I have opportunity, but I choose not to.”
So revisiting yesterday, let’s say we start breaking the seal for very good reasons. For certain crimes, Rome starts giving permission for priests to report to the authorities what was said. (It won’t happen, but what if?) Aside from what was talked about yesterday, it would also mean persons most in need of confession would stop coming. They have access, but choose not to make things right with God. So now, not only will they not speak with a person who might press them to make things right in this world, they will also not speak with the person who will help them make things right in the next.