Priest confession

Bill to Report Confessed Abuse by Priests Put on Hold

SACRAMENTO — A bill that would require California religious leaders to report their co-workers' confessions of child abuse or neglect has been put on hold amid opposition from the Catholic church. California law already requires clergy to report knowledge o...

Arambula in Court on Day One of Child Cruelty Case

Joaquin Arambula stood in line around 8:20 a.m. at the main Fresno County courthouse, just like everyone else Tuesday. Surrounded by his wife Elizabeth, mother Amy, father Juan and a family friend, the assemblyman standing trial for child abuse entered securit...