“Most courageous” parish priest plans to leave San Diego

Father Richard Perozich will retire from Immaculate Conception Church and live out the Benedict Option

A veteran clergyman described by an admirer as “the most courageous priest in our San Diego Diocese” warned at his pre-retirement party that although the priority of Christianity is saving souls, he was hearing more from prelates concerned about earthly matters than religious ones. Fr. Richard Perozich gave a farewell talk in early June to about 30 members of Ecclesia Militans … [Read more...]

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Some bishops don’t like proposed federal budget, Obamacare repeal

San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy says Republican proposals are "assault on the core principle of Catholic social teaching”

A handful of bishops offered impassioned pleas for Catholics to take a stand against both a proposed federal budget that critics say guts the social safety net and efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act with a law that could strip health care from millions of poor Americans. “Within two weeks we may see a federal budgetary action with potentially catastrophic effects on … [Read more...]

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What Bishop McElroy told theology school graduates

San Diego bishop addressed 55 graduates at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, telling them "a vibrantly transformed branch of Catholic theology" has emerged over last three years

Pope Francis teaches us that theology must "attend to the concrete reality of human life and human suffering," San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy told theology graduates at a commencement speech May 20. "There has emerged in the last three years a vibrantly transformed branch of Catholic theology which is rightfully claiming its place as a central element of Catholic doctrine and … [Read more...]

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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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