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With a vote on SB 360 coming to the State Senate this week, Bishop Jaime Soto has released the following statement:

"The State Legislature is attempting to limit the freedom of Catholic laity to approach with confidence the Sacrament of Penance. The government has no understanding what the sacrament means for Catholics. The priest's duty to protect the seal of the confession is for the benefit of the penitent. Urge your State Senator to vote 'no' on SB 360 to protect the seal of confession."

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The following is the Action Alert from the California Catholic Conference:

- Announcement

Bishop Jaime Soto released the following statement today after the joint announcement by the California Catholic Conference and Washington, DC Attorney Kenneth Feinberg that 6 California (arch)dioceses have asked Feinberg to create and administer an Independent Victims Compensation Program to provide material help and support to Victim/Survivors of priestly sexual abuse. The six (arch)dioceses are Sacramento, Fresno, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and San Diego. Copies of that announcement, an FAQ and related materials are available here.

- Diocesan News

SACRAMENTO—Bishop Jaime Soto today published a list of 44 priests and 2 permanent deacons from the Diocese of Sacramento that have been credibly accused of sexually abusing 130 minors or young adults, aged 25 and under. The list is based on a review of the personnel records of nearly 1,500 bishops, priests and permanent deacons conducted by diocesan staff and an independent consulting firm retained by the diocese. It spans seven decades, from 1950 to the present time.

“This list is heartbreaking. It is a sickening and sobering account of the history of sex abuse by clergy in our diocese,” said Bishop Soto. “It is repulsive to see the evil acts that were perpetrated upon innocent children and young people entrusted to our care.

- Diocesan News

With a vote on SB 360 coming to the State Senate this week, Bishop Jaime Soto has released the following statement:

"The State Legislature is attempting to limit the freedom of Catholic laity to approach with confidence the Sacrament of Penance. The government has no understanding what the sacrament means for Catholics. The priest's duty to protect the seal of the confession is for the benefit of the penitent. Urge your State Senator to vote 'no' on SB 360 to protect the seal of confession."

Take Action Now: https://cqrcengage.com/cacatholic/app/write-a-letter?3&engagementId=498306

The following is the Action Alert from the California Catholic Conference:

- Announcement

Bishop Jaime Soto released the following statement today after the joint announcement by the California Catholic Conference and Washington, DC Attorney Kenneth Feinberg that 6 California (arch)dioceses have asked Feinberg to create and administer an Independent Victims Compensation Program to provide material help and support to Victim/Survivors of priestly sexual abuse. The six (arch)dioceses are Sacramento, Fresno, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and San Diego. Copies of that announcement, an FAQ and related materials are available here.

- Diocesan News

SACRAMENTO—Bishop Jaime Soto today published a list of 44 priests and 2 permanent deacons from the Diocese of Sacramento that have been credibly accused of sexually abusing 130 minors or young adults, aged 25 and under. The list is based on a review of the personnel records of nearly 1,500 bishops, priests and permanent deacons conducted by diocesan staff and an independent consulting firm retained by the diocese. It spans seven decades, from 1950 to the present time.

“This list is heartbreaking. It is a sickening and sobering account of the history of sex abuse by clergy in our diocese,” said Bishop Soto. “It is repulsive to see the evil acts that were perpetrated upon innocent children and young people entrusted to our care.

News & Events | Around the Diocese

- Diocesan News
Features special commemorative section on Bishop Francis A. Quinn; feature stories on priests embracing the promise of celibacy and young adult ministers say chastity is 'possible and beautiful'

- Announcement
The Diocese has received multiple reports from parishioners who have fallen victim to a recent internet email and texting phishing scam.

June 02, 2019 - Event

The special collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign will be taken up during liturgies at parishes in the Diocese of Sacramento on the weekend of June 1-2.


June 08, 2019 - Event

Join with Bishop Jaime Soto and Bishop Shelton Fabre as we begin an open conversation about addressing racism on Saturday, June 8 (8:30 am to noon) at St. Anthony Parish, 660 Florin Rd, Sacramento.


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