SB 131 addressed in Assembly
At press time Aug. 27, Senate Bill 131 was being discussed prior to an expected vote in the California Assembly. The bill, which would (effective Jan. 1, 2014) retroactively eliminate the civil statute of limitations against private schools and private employers in claims involving childhood sexual abuse, passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee Aug. 21, after having fallen short of passage the prior week. See www.the-tidings.com for updates.
Prayer of the MonthPapal intentions for November: That priests who experience difficulties may find comfort in their suffering, support in their doubts, and confirmation in their fidelity. That as fruit of the continental mission, Latin American Churches may send missionaries to other Churches.
Papal intentions for December: That children who are victims of abandonment or violence may find the love and protection they need. That Christians, enlightened by the Word incarnate, may prepare humanity for the Savior's coming.