“A shameful moment of abandonment”

San Diego bishop denounces President Trump's immigration restrictions

Bishop Robert McElroy, head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego, issued a statement this afternoon critical of a controversial executive order signed by President Trump restricting the flow of travelers and refugees into the United States, as well as creating a new religious test for entry. “For the Catholic community, the Gospel mandate to ‘welcome the stranger’ is a … [Read more...]

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Bishop McElroy: ‘You might be a bigot if…’

Leader says Catholics should not criticize Islam

The following comes from a February 24 WND article by Leo Hohmann: A Catholic bishop sat on a stage with a Muslim Brotherhood-linked imam and implored Catholics not to join their fellow Americans who engage in “the scourge of anti-Islamic prejudice” and “bigotry.” San Diego Bishop Robert W. McElroy made the statement during a recent interfaith conference while alongside … [Read more...]

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A year before the election, some Catholic bishops want poverty and environment central to Catholic voter guide

Heated debate over USCCB voter guide reveals a 'rhetoric of regime change'

The following comes from a November 17 Religion News Service article by David Gibson: The nation’s Catholic bishops on November 17 passed an updated guide for Catholic voters ahead of next year’s elections, but only after airing unusually sharp disagreements on how much they can, and should, adjust their priorities to match those of Pope Francis. More than any other item … [Read more...]

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USCCB elections present clear choices

Four 'Francis bishops' are running for committee chairs

The following comes from a November 5 National Catholic Reporter article by Fr. Thomas Reese: The upcoming election of committee chairs by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will present the American bishops with clear choices that will indicate the direction of the conference for the next few years. The elections will take place at the bishops’ annual fall … [Read more...]

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