McElroy fudges with parish bulletins

Will the laity ask about the Vigano letter? List of October meetings

From San Diego diocese website

Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego is now famous for being mentioned in context of the special treatment of sexual predator Cardinal Theodore McCarrick by former papal nuncio Carlo Maria Vigano,

“The appointment of McElroy in San Diego was also orchestrated from above, with an encrypted peremptory order to me as Nuncio, by Cardinal Parolin: “Reserve the See of San Diego for McElroy.”

“McElroy was also well aware of McCarrick’s abuses….”

Bishop McElroy has responded to the charges with an August 27 statement on the diocese website characterizing Archbishop Vigano’s letter as “a distortion of the truth” and characterized by “hatred for Pope Francis.”

The San Diego bishop has another statement on the website regarding abuses in Pennsylvania and healing, in which McElroy’s role with Cardinal McCarrick was not mentioned nor any other word of the Vigano testimony.

Guess which statement made it into the bulletins of all parishes Labor Day weekend.

And guess which one is going to be discussed at eight meetings in the diocese in October.

Schedule of Town Hall Meetings

Oct. 1, Monday, 7 p.m., Our Mother of Confidence Parish, 3131 Governor Drive, San Diego, 92122

  • Oct. 3, Wednesday, 7 p.m., St. Joseph Cathedral, 1535 Third Ave., San Diego, 92101
  • Oct. 4, Thursday, 7 p.m., Our Lady of Grace Parish, 2766 Navajo Road, El Cajon, 92020, Moloney Center
  • Oct. 5, Friday, 7 p.m., St. Charles Parish, 990 Saturn Blvd., San Diego, 92154
  • Oct. 6, Saturday, 9 a.m., St. Mary Parish, 795 La Brucherie Road, El Centro, 92243
  • Oct. 17, Wednesday, 7 p.m., Church of the Nativity, 6309 El Apajo Road, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067
  • Oct. 18, Thursday, 7 p.m., St. Gabriel Parish, 13734 Twin Peaks Road, Poway, 92064, Msgr. Charles Dollen Hall
  • Nov. 5, Monday, 10 a.m., USD-Joan B. Kroc Institute, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, 92110


  1. McElroy’s mad because his chances of getting the see of Washington and a red hat just went down in flames.

  2. St. Christopher says:

    Bishop McElroy produces such caca (to quote a favorite Vatican phrase). All this blather about “sorrow” and “healing” is nothing more than the guilty pleading to keep their positions (and to not be prosecuted). Gee, guess what Sparky, isn’t that what Donna W. also said about having a (long) period of “healing”? But, I don’t think that we are in Pennsylvania anymore Toto.

    Time for Wuerl, McElroy and all the other Homosexualists to go. They can certainly be saved, if they repent of their sins and amend their lives. But, not on our nickel, and not with our trust. Gravy train is over.

  3. San Diego, here we come! Unlike the Kavanaugh protesters, we will not be getting paid by Soros funded groups. Anyone else notice the two yellow bars on the diocesan website announcement look just like those of the LGBTQ friendly Human Rights Campaign? Coincidence? I think not.

    Hey Hey Ho Ho, Bishop McElroy has got to go!!

    • No, I wouldn’t know what the LGBTQ friendly Human Rights Campaign looked like. But Steven does.
      It makes me wonder about you and him, both why you associate with an org like that and whether you are the same person using multiple names here.

      • No, Kristin and I are not the same person. How hard is it to believe that two people would independently recognize the affinity that the SD diocese’s graphic has to a well-known logo of the HRC? The Yellow equal sign has been prominently used by that organization as a symbol of LGBTQ+ “civil rights” activism for over a decade. I don’t associate with that organization, but anyone who is knowledgeable about the subject and especially who was active in promoting and passing Proposition 8 in California would have seen LGBTQ+ types brandishing the yellow equal sign on car bumpers, in teacher office windows and bulletin boards, and on flyers. It’s like the rainbow flag in what it means.

      • Hey Anonymous @2:58pm – Recognizing the enemy’s logo does not make me an associate, duh! Being well informed on the issues is a must and you need to up your game on that front.

        And you can stop “wondering” – I did not post under multiple names. Surely my opinion does not stand alone, wonder how YOU got to be so resentful and suspicious. Offer it up!

        • Kristin, your posts come off really antagonistic.
          I will not “up my game” by educating myself in sin and its proponents.
          I am not resentful. I am not really suspicious. I just wondered. It was kind of weird.

  4. At least Bishop McElroy has the spine to go out and meet with the laity! Most Bishops are hiding in the chancery or in their big, expensive homes.

  5. Anyone else notice the close resemblance that the two yellow bars on the website have to the equal sign symbol of The Human Rights Campaign, a militantly pro-homosexual and anything LGBT+ political organization?

    You’re not fooling anyone, McElroy. We know what you stand for.

  6. Who is he to fudge?

  7. GUY MCCLUNG says:

    We mustp for lawsuits, for priests and bishops in prison, stripped of all wealth, laicized. If 300 homopredators and sodorapists among clergy in Pennsylvania alone, there must be around 7000 such criminals nationwide (and over 25,000 victims, minimum, nationwide). Get guilty pleas, or verdicts, by giving full immunity to underlings, lay nun chancellors, lower ranking criminals, etc, promise them no prison for fulldisclosure of the conspiracies and the corrupt organization [under RICO]. Not only the predators, but the bishops and cardinals who KNOWLINGLY shuttled them around the country for decades, with full knowledge they would do it again and again. Cardinal Wuerl must not have a personal chef in prison. Guy McClung, Texas

  8. Instead of asking us to guess, why not just tell us? Isn’t that what a news article is supposed to do? I don’t know which one to guess, and after reading the article I’m no more informed than I was when I began reading it. Bad journalism.

  9. It’s appropriate that in the graphic McElroy’s eyes and mouth are covered. He sees nothing, or so he says, and he will be silent about the charges, just like Francis.

  10. I agree totally, Bret.

  11. Elizabeth MacAdams says:

    Would someone videotape and put his talk on YouTube for those of us who can’t attend?

  12. Robert Ferrez says:

    Bishop McElroy says:“I have already begun a process of consultation with priestly and lay leadership in the diocese of San Diego,” (Sept. 8 letter to parish’s)
    This is exactly what faithful do not want!
    The lay faithful want an “independent board.” Bishops can’t have the ability to dissolve the boards and they need to have complete access to church files. We believe it’s also necessary that they have their own legal counsel who is not also the diocesan’s lawyer. They need access to all the relevant documents and interview priests who worked in diocesan offices, and allowed to testify.
    Fr. Gary Thomas: ‘We need a lay commission to set up an independent study.
    The bishops can’t do it; they don’t know how!

    • Robert … You are 100% right on!

    • Steve Seitz says:

      Agreed! If McElroy is part of the problem, any consult or committee that he’s involved with will also be part of the problem.

      These guy didn’t start yesterday, and they aren’t going to quit today. Mahony is a prime example.

  13. helen wheels says:

    Hymie, you kill me.
    Fudge not, lest ye be fudged !

  14. Stephanie Hart says:

    McElroy is a sorry case. When he was first appointed as Bishop of San Diego,he stated that his most important goal was to make sure every parish had solar. During the last election we were lectured regularly by him that if we didn’t like open borders or illegals overrunning the state we were hateful un-Christian people. Today in the WSJ they had an article about how he let an abusive priest keep his job. Please go.

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