SB 360, threat to seal of confession, is shelved
Bill was withdrawn the day before key hearing

In a last-minute twist, a California bill that would have required priests to break the sacramental seal of confession was shelved by its sponsor amidst a remarkable grassroots campaign mounted by the state’s Catholics, members of other faith groups,

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2019-07-09T14:43:13-08:00July 9th, 2019|Categories: Religious Freedom|Tags: |5 Comments

San Franciscans fight attack on confessional seal

      The Archdiocese of San Francisco has a new webpage for Catholics who oppose Senate Bill 360, a California bill which if passed would force priests to disclose information heard in the sacrament of confession. The page includes

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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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2019-05-21T12:07:30-08:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: Religious Freedom|Tags: |4 Comments