- Sep 20, 2020
Under California state Democratic Sen. Jerry Hill’s new bill, Catholic priests would be “mandatory reporters” if a person confesses to them they have sexually abused someone.
25 Ministers of Justice from around the world, led by the Catholic community of Sant’Egidio, have appealed to California Governor Jerry Brown to impose a moratorium on the death penalty.
A man who says he was sexually abused decades ago by his parish priest said Tuesday he is suing all Catholic bishops in California and the Archdiocese of Chicago, seeking to compel Church officials to release records on clergy abuse.
California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a measure Sept. 30 that would have extended the state’s statute of limitations for decades for childhood sexual abuse survivors.
A California appeals court denied Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s request for an immediate stay on a lower court ruling that overturned the state’s assisted suicide law.
A May 15 ruling by a California judge overturning the state’s law allowing assisted suicide is encouraging because it “was a bad law,” said Ned Dolejsi, executive director of the California Catholic Conference.