Bishop McElroy elected to lead California Catholic Conference
San Diego bishop succeeds Sacramento Bishop Jaime Soto, who served two terms as president

His brother Bishops have elected Bishop Robert McElroy from the Diocese of San Diego as the new president of the California Catholic Conference.  He succeeds Sacramento Bishop Jaime Soto, who completed two terms as president. Bishop McElroy, who is

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2019-10-18T18:45:53-08:00October 18th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: |19 Comments

McElroy picked for Amazon Synod post
Cardinal Sean O’Malley and Bishop Robert McElroy nominated by Pope Francis, the only bishops from the United States to be selected as synod fathers

Cardinal Sean O’Malley, archbishop of Boston, and Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego are among those chosen by Pope Francis as synod fathers in next month’s Amazon synod. A full list of the 185 participants in the Special Assembly for the

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2019-09-22T08:03:24-08:00September 22nd, 2019|Categories: Vatican News|Tags: |15 Comments

Bishop McElroy denies gay subculture among San Diego priests – and a response

The following comes from a Jan. 14 story in the Times of San Diego by Chris Stone. Despite voiced parishioner concerns, San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy denies that a gay subculture exists among diocesean priests or seminarians — men studying to be

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2019-01-16T11:06:10-08:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: , |25 Comments

Embattled pastoral associate at San Diego parish submits resignation

The pastoral associate of a San Diego parish in the heart of the city's well-known gay-friendly Hillcrest neighborhood has submitted his resignation "out of fear for my family and myself." In an Oct. 19 email to friends and associates, Aaron

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San Diego: protesters to demand reforms from Bishop McElroy

San Diego Catholics plan to hold a peaceful, prayerful protest Friday, Sept. 28, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Roman Catholic Diocese pastoral center, 3888 Paducah Drive, to pray for Bishop Robert McElroy and demand reforms. The protest

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“Tendentious distortions of the truth”

The following is from the Diocese of San Diego website: Statement by Bishop McElroy on “testimony” by former Papal Nuncio: “This is a moment when the bishops of our nation, in union with the Holy Father, should be focused solely

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