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