Urgent action alert: help safeguard confession!

Good morning,

Please read Father Maurer’s letter (below) urging all members of our community to take action today to help safeguard the seal of confession. Senate Bill 5280 is going to be voted on soon and, in its current form, would require priests to report child abuse or neglect even if that information was obtained inside the confessional during the sacrament of reconciliation.

Visit the Washington State Catholic Conference of Bishops website (https://www.wacatholics.org/be-an-advocate/action-center) to contact your state representatives today – the WSCC has helpful talking points and an online form that you can use to compose your own message.

2023 03 31 Action Alert On Senate Bill 5280 (SB5280)