California confession bill amended, but would still require priests to violate seal…

Posted May 21, 2019 12:09 pm by Editor

California confession bill amended, but would still require priests to violate seal…

California’s state senate will vote on a bill that would require priests to violate the seal of confession in certain limited circumstances. An amended text of the bill passed the Senate appropriations’ committee May 16. The bill, as amended, would require priests to report to law enforcement knowledge or suspicion of child abuse gained from hearing the sacramental confessions of other priests or co-workers…

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