Thousands of Catholics, through the efforts of dioceses around California, are contracting their Assembly Members to object to the infringement of religious freedom that SB 360 represents. The bill threatens to remove the right to privacy between a penitent and confessor during the Sacrament of Reconciliation and other spiritual counseling for priests and employees of the Church.
SB 360 will be heard next in the Assembly Public Safety Committee though no date has been announced.
Thank you to the tens of thousands who have sent letters and emails to lawmakers asking them to vote against this bill. The fight is far from over, and we ask that you quickly take a moment to send a letter. We know that many people are enjoying summer vacations now, but please take a moment to send an email before you take off. It will make a big difference in the outcome.
We cannot overstate the importance of working to ensure that this bill does not become law. The dire consequences for priests and people of the Catholic faith are likely to snowball if this first step is approved.
As we continue to SB 360, stay with the CCC for additional ways you can help us defeat this bill.