LA archbishop says amended confession bill still unacceptable

Catholic officials are urging Catholics to continue to oppose a California bill that would force priests to disclose information about child sexual abuse that they hear in the sacrament of confession, which is advancing in the state legislature. Current California

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2019-05-21T12:07:30-07:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: Religious Freedom|Tags: |4 Comments

Oakland Bishop Michael Barber warns Congress about Equality Act

Four chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have cosigned a coalition letter highlighting key religious freedom concerns with the Equality Act (H.R. 5 / S. 788). The Act would add the new terms “sexual orientation” and “gender

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2019-05-12T07:25:37-07:00May 12th, 2019|Categories: Religious Freedom|10 Comments

California threatens to boot elderly widow from veterans home over Bible studies

Officials with the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) are threatening to evict an 84-year-old widow from the California Veterans Home unless she halts longtime Bible studies she has been leading for fellow residents. Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) represents Artis Breau, the widow who has

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2019-03-08T10:37:03-07:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: Religious Freedom|Tags: |5 Comments

California bill would require priests to report sins revealed in confession

The following comes from a Feb. 21 story by Catholic News Agency. Sacramento— Senator Jerry Hill of California introduced Bill 360  on Feb. 20, which would seek to force priests to violate the sacramental seal of confession in suspected cases

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2019-02-21T09:46:26-07:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Religious Freedom|Tags: |22 Comments

CA federal judge rules against Little Sisters of the Poor

The following comes from a Jan. 13 story on Politico. A federal judge in California blocked a Trump administration rule on contraception just hours before it was to go into effect Monday. It would have allowed virtually any employer to

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Now Calif. and Pennsylvania go after Little Sisters of the Poor

The following comes from a Jan. 10 story from Catholic News Agency. The Little Sisters of the Poor are back in court this week, as two states are challenging their religious exemption from the HHS contraception mandate. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh

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2019-01-11T20:53:06-07:00January 12th, 2019|Categories: Religious Freedom|Tags: , , |10 Comments