California bill aims to protect children by breaking seal of confession

By Chaz Muth (via 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 during confession if there is a suspicion of child sexual abuse, they see …

Challenges to seal of confession attributed to clergy sex abuse scandals

By Chaz Muth (via 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 to be challenged by governments. Church scholars assert the concept of the seal …

Ascension Thursday 2019 Mass Schedule

The Feast of the Ascension, a Holy Day of Obligation, is this Thursday, May 30th. Please join us at one of the following masses. We hope to see you there! God bless! Our Lady of Good Counsel Church ~ 40th & Asbury Avenue 4:00pm St. Augustine Church – 13th & …