That is according to a Bangor judge, who heard arguments on the matter in a Bangor courtroom Wednesday.
Prosecutors asked to read the journal kept by Hampden murder victim Renee Clark who authorities believe was killed by her brother-in-law, Phillip Clark, in July.
But the Catholic priest who urged Clark to keep the journal claims it falls under the shield of religious privilege.
In the ruling, the judge ordered an attorney representing the priest to turn over the journal for review.
The judge will then determine if any privilege applies.
Clark's trial is tentatively scheduled for November of next year.