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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Cardinal Seán O’Malley: McCarrick’s alleged behavior “morally unacceptable”

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s alleged behaviour was “morally unacceptable and incompatible with the role of a priest, bishop or cardinal,” Cardinal Seán O’Malley has said. Cardinal O’Malley, the Archbishop of Boston and a leading “fixer” in the clerical sex abuse crisis, issued a statement addressing

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2018-07-25T14:14:06-07:00July 25th, 2018|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , , |39 Comments

Dominican retreat center to host lesbian sisters

California Catholic Daily exclusive. This July, a letter and brochure was mailed from New Ways Ministry to religious communities of women around the country. The letter, signed by the notorious Sr. Jeannine Gramick, SL, was an invitation to an upcoming

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“If you have even the slightest doubt it’s better not to let them enter”

In a closed-door speech to Italian bishops on Monday, Pope Francis spoke about the number and quality of seminary candidates, including concerns about their sexual orientation. At the start of his May 21 audience with Italian bishops, Pope Francis voiced three

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“They have the Constitution on their side”

The following is an opinion piece by the LA Times editorial board: In 2012 California enacted a law that bars licensed mental health providers from engaging in therapy designed to change the sexual orientation of patients under the age of

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2018-05-07T10:47:09-07:00May 7th, 2018|Categories: Religious Freedom|Tags: , , |9 Comments

Lawmakers take new approach to force LGBT activist acceptance

The battle over religious freedom has reached a fever pitch in California, where lawmakers are taking a new approach to punish traditional beliefs about sex and gender. Assembly Bill (AB) 2943 declares acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)

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2018-03-30T19:05:39-07:00March 30th, 2018|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , |17 Comments

San Diego bishop: Some Catholics have ‘corrosive and repugnant’ views on homosexuality

San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy said recently that there is “repugnant” and “corrosive” bigotry toward individuals identifying as LGBT on the part of “a group of people across all religious views.” This “particularly antagonistic” regard for LGBT individuals by people

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Priest’s book offers Catholics advice on how to discuss same-sex attraction

Driven by his love for his brother, who identifies as a gay man, and seeing how, all too often, young adults often fall in love with the Catholic Church but lose interest when it comes to its teachings on same-sex

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2018-01-31T12:21:43-07:00January 31st, 2018|Categories: Homosexuality and transgender issues|Tags: , |44 Comments

When words must be defined

  The following Letter to the Editor was published in the November 23, edition of The Wanderer. The October 19 Wanderer article by Dexter Duggan covering the San Diego Diocese’ 20th Anniversary of “Always our Children” (AOC), clearly pointed out the pro-homosexual culture in

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