California

WAKE UP: THE REAL DANGER POSED BY THE CALIFORNIA CONFESSION BILL

Confessionals

SB 360, a piece of proposed legislation currently making its way through the California state senate, should alarm not only every Catholic in the country, but indeed the adepts of any religion. In California, as in almost every other state, clergy members (along with a variety of other professionals, including physicians, social workers, teachers, and therapists) are mandated reporters—which is […]

Supreme Court Ruling on California Video Game Law Could Hurt Children

I don’t get it.  We have restrictions on the sale of tobacco and alcohol to minors. But we can’t hold video game retailers accountable for selling adult games to unaccompanied minor children?  The answer to that question is “yes” according to a decision handed down last month by the U.S. Supreme Court.  In its decision the justices pointed to the […]

Judge Walker’s New Marital and Constitutional Order

If pictures are said to be worth a thousand words, political cartoons are often far more visually voluble. In the immediate aftermath of Federal District Judge Vaughan R. Walker’s outrageous August 4 decision in San Francisco declaring unconstitutional California’s 2008 Proposition 8 — which formally enshrined marriage as the union of one man and one woman — two cartoons summed […]