San Diego diocese makes move toward solar power

Bishop McElroy approves the idea
Bishop McElroy (photo: U-T San Diego)

Bishop McElroy (photo: U-T San Diego)

The following comes from a December 14 Southern Cross article:

SAN DIEGO — All parishes in the Diocese of San Diego are being encouraged to install solar power systems in the very near future.

The Diocesan Finance Council recommended the move toward solar power and also proposed that all parish solar projects go through an approval process with the diocese that includes using approved vendors.

Bishop Robert W. McElroy has approved both recommendations.

About 85 people, including priests, deacons, principals, secretaries, bookkeepers and others, attended an informational meeting Nov. 19 at the diocesan Pastoral Center to learn more about this subject. Every parish that does not already have a solar system was asked to send a representative.

“The solar power system process being offered through selected contractors, ReNewAll, TRITEC Americas and the Diocese of San Diego gives an opportunity to all of our locations, regardless of their current finances, to obtain a solar system that reduces their future electric utility bills and greenhouse gas emissions,” said Mark A. Fisher, chief financial officer in the diocesan Office for Finance & Accounting.

Locations that do not have the funds available to purchase a system may be able to acquire one through a power purchase agreement (PPA). The solar system is installed at no cost and the location purchases the power at a price lower than its current utility cost. Although a PPA term is typically 25 years, locations are eligible to buy the system at a substantial discount at the end of years six, 10, 15 and 20. A PPA is often used by organizations without the ability to take advantage of the available tax benefits.

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  1. SAN DIEGO DIOCESE MAKES MOVE TOWARD SOLAR POWER WHILE REPEATEDLY IGNORING THE SUPERNATURAL POWER OF REMAINING FAITHFUL.

    We have all heard of the group MADD. Mothers Against Drunk Drivers. Now in the Diocese of San Diego, we have MABB. The Bishop approved Monsignor Callahan as overseer. Solar power will never replace the damage done or distract the faithful from MABB. Mothers Against Bad Bishops. True Mercy means exposing the root problem of why the topic of solar power has replaced the SUPERNATURAL POWER of REMAINING FAITHFUL to “ALL” Church Teaching.

    continued…..

    • Jim McCrea says:

      Do you ever differentiate between church teachings on creed, on code and on cult?

      Or is it all one big goulash that has to be eaten without any differentiation?

      If you can go off on a tangent regarding an article on solar power, then I can take the tangent further.

  2. Only false obedience would look the other way or foolishly enable the return of one of the reasons why many of our own young boys were harmed. Maintaining this lie also harms our very faithful priests who will be punished (faculties removed) when speaking up. OPEN THE DOOR and “mercifully” return to upholding ‘ALL” Church teaching.

    LES FEMMES – THE TRUTH: The Cover Up in New York: Is Cdl. Dolan Being Blackmailed?

    http://lesfemmes-thetruth.blogspot.com/2015/12/the-cover-up-in-new-york-is-cdl-dolan.html?m=1

  3. Don’t apply limited solar power to USD… REPENT & THEN APPLY SUPERNATURAL POWER

    A reason for compromising and not upholding “all” Church Teaching….

    HIDING GAY PRIESTS
    http://www.churchmilitant.com/video/episode/hiding-gay-priests

    The news is now out – alleged homosexual priest, Fr. Peter Miqueli, stealing money from the parishes for years and using it in part to finance a sadomasochistic homosexual fantasy life has finally broken into the secular press.

    • Your Fellow Catholic says:

      Of course the alleged scandal of Father Miqueli and the allegations that Cardinal Dolan covered up his crimes have nothing at all to do with San Diego’s move to install solar systems at churches throughout the diocese. Unless, of course, you are obsessed with homosexuality, in which case everything has something to do with homosexuality.

      Of course the Church can and should do both: Prosecute priests and others who steal money from the Church and reign in Priests who violate their obligation of celibacy AND do more to curb man-made climate change. It’s not either/or.

  4. Catherine, your postings are almost always thought provoking, reasonably thought out, even those with which I disagree, and worth reading. But talking about solar power and priestly abuse in one sentence/paragraph? Someone must be using your name and should be reported. Or, God forbid, you have become totally unhinged?

    • “Someone must be using your name and should be reported.” = My name is not important. Report this! USD has been disgracefully claiming the identity name of Catholic. You see, Bob One, this HAS been reported to the San Diego Diocese for years. Compromised leadership = Paralysis in defending and upholding the “hard teachings,” as well as the imprudently callous re-wounding of the sex abuse victims.

      Many shepherds are now focusing on man’s pagan relationship with the sun instead of serving the Son by focusing on the salvation of souls. Many shepherds have “unhinged” themselves from this reality, due to being compromised. Bob One, Our Lady of Akita desires the sincere conversion of all priests to her Son.

  5. It’s amazing how each Diocese always take their share of our Sunday collection offerings through assessments.
    And they always have more than enough of our money for frivolous acts.

  6. Abeca Christian says:

    Instead of giving to the diocese i suggest buying excellent books from TAN books. They make nice gifts. https://www.tanbooks.com

  7. So why does a commercial establishment deserve our cash any more than the good Bishop?

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