5.G.3.2 Access to Sacramental Records for Civil Purposes
1. Requests for sacramental records or their information made by court order, subpoena, government or corporate agency, referral to civil attorneys, adoption agencies or prospective adoptive parents with temporary custody are to be referred to the diocesan legal advisor.
2. Sacramental records and information are not to be furnished in these cases without the written permission of the diocesan bishop or his delegate. (Also see #4.6.3 Protection of Personal Privacy and Confidential Records.)