In response to the Sept. 19 statement by the USCCB Administrative Committee, Bishop Jaime Soto said in a statement:
"I welcome the proposals of the Administrative Committee of the USCCB in anticipation of the November plenary meeting of bishops. Much has already been accomplished here in the Diocese of Sacramento. The proposed measures, as well as the discourse it will foster, help us go even further in cultivating safe environments for our children and families. Join me in making supplication to the Lord Jesus for the healing of all victims of abuse and the renewal of the church so that we may be sanctuaries for all God's people."