State bill seeks to remove seal of confessional on child abuse



‘I understand the support for abuse victims, but this is something that is getting in the way of the practice at our church.’ — the Rev. Michael Rocha St. Paschal Baylon Catholic ChurchA bill moving through the California Legislature is sparking outrage among members of the Catholic Church who argue that the proposed law infringes on their religious liberties and traditions.
Senate Bill 360, authored by state Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), would require all clergy members to report child abuse o...

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