Tag Archives: S.B. 360

Protecting seal of confession called essential for civilized society

(Fourth in a series) By Chaz Muth Catholic News Service SALEM, Ore. (CNS) — When Ethan K. Alano walks into the reconciliation room at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Salem, he bares his soul before God and goes into … Continue reading

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California bill aims to protect children by breaking seal of confession

(Second in a series) By Chaz Muth Catholic News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CNS) — When Catholic clergy, penitents, theologians and canon lawyers look at the wording in a California state bill that would compel a priest to reveal what’s heard … Continue reading

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Challenges to seal of confession attributed to clergy sex abuse scandals

(First in a series) By Chaz Muth Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — For centuries, the Catholic Church has maintained that what a penitent says to a priest in the confessional is strictly confidential, but in 2019 that rite continues … Continue reading

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