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A woman offers her confession to a priest May 8, 2019, at St. Francis of Assisi in East Palo Alto, Calif. In a last-minute twist, a California bill that would have required priests to break the sacramental seal of confession was shelved July 8 by California state Sen. Jerry Hill, a Democrat, amid a grassroots campaign mounted by the state's Catholics, members of other faith groups and religious liberty advocates from across the country. (CNS/Chaz Muth)