San Diego priest sentenced for sexual misconduct with woman

Diocesan spokesman: “Father Jacob is not expected to return to active ministry”

A chance encounter in Rome led a Minnesota woman to seek spiritual solace from a San Diegan studying for the Roman Catholic priesthood, Jacob Bertrand. She received his prayers — and a sexual relationship that Bertrand later described as “the second holiest sacrifice next to Jesus and Mary on Calvary.” In a Minnesota courtroom Monday, Bertrand was sentenced to 10 years … [Read more...]

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Churches worth driving to

John Paul the Great Catholic University chapel, Escondido

  Name of Church John Paul the Great Catholic University chapel Address 155 W. Grand Avenue in downtown Escondido Phone number (858) 653-6740 Website www.jpcatholic.edu Mass times Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. during the 40 weeks of the year when classes are in session.  The public is welcome to attend. The Mass draws some Chaldean rite seminarians, hence … [Read more...]

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Diocese of San Diego promotes LGBT retreat headed by Protestant dissidents

Retreat is given for Catholic parents

In the April 22, 2018, Sunday bulletin at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, in the Diocese of San Diego, there appeared an advertisement for a “Q Christian Parents Retreat.” The current “Pastoral Administrator” at St. John’s is Kevin Casey, S.J. The parish also has its own “LGBT Outreach.” In 2017, the parish, located in the center of the San Diego LGBT neighborhood of … [Read more...]

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An early morning save at the abortion center

"You're keeping your baby, right?"

Dear Pro-life friends, Because certain people are trying to block the efforts of sidewalk counselors to save mothers and babies from the horrors of abortion, we are keeping the dates, times, and locations of where we are counseling confidential. The notes below may come from one or more locations during the week. Some specifics have been omitted to protect the identity of … [Read more...]

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“This is not a war zone”

San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy joins fellow bishops with dioceses along U.S.-Mexico border in statement regarding deployment of National Guard

In response to announcements regarding deploying the U.S. National Guard to the U.S./Mexico Border, the U.S. Catholic Bishops of the U.S.-Mexico Border, including San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy, issued the following statement:  “We are deeply concerned by the announcement that the National Guard will be deployed on the U.S./Mexico Border. The continued militarization of the … [Read more...]

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“Ineffective and grotesque”

Bishop Robert McElroy issues statement on border wall on occasion of President Trump's visit to border

The Most Rev. Robert McElroy, Roman Catholic Bishop of San Diego, released the following statement in reaction to President Donald Trump’s visit to San Diego to tour prototypes of the proposed new border wall: “It is a sad day for our country when we trade the majestic, hope-filled symbolism of the Statue of Liberty for an ineffective and grotesque wall which both displays … [Read more...]

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There will be no graphic signs

Bishop Robert McElroy to lead Pro-Life Stations of the Cross in downtown San Diego on Good Friday

If you have never been to the  Good Friday Pro-Life Stations of the Cross in Downtown San Diego, please consider it taking part in the 13th annual event on Good Friday, March 30.  Bishop Robert McElroy will be leading us! Please arrive by 11:45 am at the sidewalk on the east side of St. Joseph Cathedral, at 4th and Beech (note: we do not meet inside the church, which is … [Read more...]

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A baby saved at the abortion center

"I know you don't want to do this"

Dear Pro-life friends, Because certain people are trying to block the efforts of sidewalk counselors to save mothers and babies from the horrors of abortion, we are keeping the dates, times, and locations of where we are counseling confidential. The notes below may come from one or more locations during the week. Some specifics have been omitted to protect the identity of … [Read more...]

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San Diego diocese gets first woman chancellor

Bishop Robert McElroy appoints María Olivia Galván to replace Rodrigo Valdivia, who was named Vice-Moderator of the Curia; appointment follows a trend of the Church embracing more women in leadership roles

In a groundbreaking decision, San Diego Catholic Bishop Robert W. McElroy appointed María Olivia (Marioly) Galván as the diocese’s first woman chancellor. In addition, she will serve in a new position, director of Pastoral Ministries, overseeing and supporting seven departments. The offices are the Diocesan Institute, Family Life and Spirituality, Liturgy and Spirituality, … [Read more...]

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The abortion clinic is “creeping me out”

News from the trenches: boyfriend tries to save his baby

Dear Pro-life friends, Because certain people are trying to block the efforts of sidewalk counselors to save mothers and babies from the horrors of abortion, we are keeping the dates, times, and locations of where we are counseling confidential. The notes below may come from one or more locations during the week. Some specifics have been omitted to protect the identity of … [Read more...]

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