Keep the Seal: Protecting the Sacrament of Reconciliation
PROTECTING THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
ALERT: PUBLIC HEARING IN SACRAMENTO JULY 9
Catholics and all concerned Californians are urged to attend a public hearing of the State Assembly Public Safety Committee at which Senate Bill 360 is on the agenda for discussion. To sign up for a bus ride to Sacramento visit here.
SENATE BILL 360: ACTION IS NEEDED
Archbishop Cordileone asks all the faithful of the Archdiocese to contact their state Assembly representative to voice their opposition to SB360, proposed legislation that threatens the confidentiality of the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation. The state Senate has already approved the bill, which would take away from priests and from everyone who works with priests in parishes and Church agencies across the state the full right to confess their sins with the assurance of confidentiality.
The Archdiocesan Office of Human Life and Dignity has organized a letter-writing campaign on the weekend of June 22-23. Letters will be available for signature at Masses throughout the Archdiocese, to be collected later and delivered to Sacramento during Religious Freedom week. Scroll down to read Archbishop Cordileone’s letter to the people of the Archdiocese, and for more information.
ARCHBISHOP CORDILEONE’S LETTER TO THE FAITHFUL ON SB 360:
Pray. Encourage your family, your friends, your parish, and your community to pray that our religious liberty will be preserved in the State of California.
Contact your assembly members. The California Catholic Conference has made this easy by setting up a pre-written e-mail that you can sign. You can also print a letter and mail it using the postal service: click on the English letter or Spanish letter, below. Need your assembly member’s name and address? Click here. You can also view Assemblies by Parish by clicking here.