Pope appoints new auxiliary bishop for San Diego

A vice-“disrupter” for Bishop Robert McElroy?

For the first time since 2002, what’s now a 1.3 million-member fold in San Diego has a new auxiliary bishop. But if anyone’s expecting a clone of the last one, well, have we got news for you. Six weeks since Bishop Robert McElroy electrified progressive activists (and infuriated conservatives) with a fiery address at a national summit on social justice, at Roman Noon this … [Read more...]

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Stalemate on University of San Diego drag show

Laymen wait for Bishop McElroy. Bishop waits for USD.

The following comes from an April 6 story on a San Diego TV station, KUSI.com. Every year for the past six years, performers in drag have taken the stage at the University of San Diego, a private Catholic school. The show, produced by a USD student group called Pride, is supposed to be a celebration, but Thomas McKenna, the founder of a group that promotes Christian values, … [Read more...]

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San Diego parishioners: “no Catholicism equals no cash”

Group protesting Bishop McElroy is encouraging deposit of "Athanasian Currency" in collection baskets on April 30

The following is from the text of an email sent to CalCatholic on April 5, 2017: Dear Fellow Catholics, Do you get frustrated and feel somewhat powerless when your Bishop says or does something contrary to Church doctrine? A group of my Catholic friends and I decided it is time to send a message in a way that will bring a stop to this silliness, at least in the Diocese … [Read more...]

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Bishop McElroy, spokesman for the disruptive church

"If Church leaders embrace this kind of politically driven radicalism, we are in deep trouble"

In 1970, I took part in an early anti-abortion protest in Washington D.C. at George Washington University Hospital. It was intended to be a sit-in at the offices where hospital employees interviewed women seeking abortions. The hospital was violating the laws of the District of Columbia, which back then still prohibited abortion. But abortions were being performed at the … [Read more...]

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Bishop Robert McElroy preaches progressivism

At the World Meeting of Popular Movements in Modesto, San Diego bishop makes call for lay Catholics to "disrupt"

On February 18, Bishop Robert W. McElroy of San Diego delivered a speech at the U.S. Regional World Meeting of Popular Movements during a panel discussion on the barriers marginalized people face in housing and work. The following are excerpts: Global Warming skepticism fueled by conspiring forces (just like like tobacco companies) One of the most striking elements of … [Read more...]

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What is the Catholic response to the rise of nationalism?

San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy, writing in America magazine: nativist element of our culture must be purged from the national debate

As a new administration and Congress begin, the merger of populism and nationalism at work in the cultural and political currents of the United States compels us to explore deeply the nature of both nationalism and patriotism and to evaluate them in the light of our identity as disciples of Jesus Christ. The recent election campaign was deeply marred by exclusionary rhetoric … [Read more...]

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San Diego bishop calls for federal parental notification law

Bishop Robert McElroy: "We have tried that in our state time after time and failed. Federal legislation can achieve that for us."

San Diego Catholic Bishop Robert McElroy delivered the following comments at the Fifth Annual San Diego Walk for Life, at Balboa Park, before an estimated 3,000 participants: “It is a great joy to join with you all here today because what we’re doing is the work of God. What we’re doing is witnessing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in this great nation. What we’re doing is honoring … [Read more...]

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