Los Angeles' oldest Catholic site, the San Gabrielino Mission, was the target of vandalism as was other Catholic churches throughout the country in recent days.
Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles has announced plans for the reopening of churches within his archdiocese by the first week of June, provided safety protocols are observed.
The U.S. Department of Justice claims that the state of California's coronavirus opening plan is hampering the rights of people to resume religious services.
The bill's author, state Democratic Sen. Jerry Hill of San Mateo decided to shelve his bill after learning that it did not have enough votes to pass out of the committee.
A bill making its way through the California Legislature would make the state the first since 1999 to require priests to choose between violating the law or violating the seal of the confessional.
"As disturbing as their behavior was, it shows that thanks to the swift action of alert teachers, parents and even children themselves, we can catch signs of abusive behavior early."