Tag: Confession bill

‘Dangerous’ bill on seal of confession withdrawn before key hearing

‘Dangerous’ bill on seal of confession withdrawn before key hearing

| Pablo Kay | July 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 amid a remarkable grassroots campaign mounted by the state’s Catholics, members of other faith groups, and religious liberty advocates from across the country.

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Threats to the seal of confession

Threats to the seal of confession

| Chaz Muth | June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

An in-depth look at the the seal of confession in light of the California confession bill

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Protecting seal of confession called essential for civilized society

Protecting seal of confession called essential for civilized society

| Chaz Muth | June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Ethan K. Alano walks into the reconciliation room at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Salem, he bares his soul before God and goes into detail about his sins during confession. Alano’s trust in the priest is solid.

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Priestly martyrdom to uphold seal of confession not a new phenomenon

Priestly martyrdom to uphold seal of confession not a new phenomenon

| Chaz Muth | June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

A symbol of the historical commitment priests have to the seal of confession greets people as they cross the threshold of a Catholic church in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

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Challenges to seal of confession attributed to clergy sex abuse scandals

Challenges to seal of confession attributed to clergy sex abuse scandals

| Chaz Muth | June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

For centuries, the Catholic Church has maintained that what a penitent says to a priest in the confessional is strictly confidential, but in 2019 that rite continues to be challenged by governments.

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The Real Danger Posed by the California Confession Bill

The Real Danger Posed by the California Confession Bill

| Bishop Robert Barron | May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

SB 360, a piece of proposed legislation currently making its way through the California state senate, should alarm not only every Catholic in the country, but indeed the adepts of any religion.

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Archbishop ‘deeply disappointed’ by Senate passing confession bill

Archbishop ‘deeply disappointed’ by Senate passing confession bill

| Pablo Kay | May 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez said he was “deeply disappointed” by the California Senate’s passage of a bill that would force priests to disclose information about child sexual abuse that they hear in the sacrament of confession.

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Confession bill amended, but Church leaders say it still targets priests

Confession bill amended, but Church leaders say it still targets priests

| Pablo Kay | May 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Church 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.

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