Every once in a while, some legal case pops up whereby one side tries to undermine the Seal of Confession. These attempts usually go down in defeat. However, each time they are advanced, the needle is bumped ever so slightly in their desired direction.
In California the Seal of Confession is under attack.
A priest friend sent me this:
If you get a chance while you’re enjoying the Acton Conference, you might encourage people to join the fight against California’s attempt to punish priests for keeping the seal of the confessional.
The Archdiocese of San Francisco has a webpage on what people can do: https://www.sfarch.org/keeptheseal