Catholics told not to give LDS parish data
By Geoffrey FattahDeseret News
Published: May 4, 2008
The Catholic Church has ordered dioceses across the globe not to give information in parish registers to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The Vatican Congregation for Clergy issued a letter directing all Catholic bishops to keep LDS members from microfilming and digitizing information in registers, according to the Catholic News Service.
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On a lighter note, a prominent UK writer had some funny arguments against this restriction of church records to researchers. You can read it here.