San Diego priest found guilty of sexual assault on seminarian

A California priest was convicted Monday of sexually assaulting a seminarian. After his conviction, Fr. Juan Garcia Castillo will be listed on California’s sex offender registry, and could face up to six months of incarceration. During a week-long trial, the

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A sidewalk counselor’s report from the third week in November

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

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2018-11-29T09:31:37-08:00November 29th, 2018|Categories: News from the Trenches|Tags: , |0 Comments

Threats force closure of Catholic school in Chula Vista

A 61-year-old man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of threatening the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Chula Vista, police said. The man allegedly called the H Street church about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and threatened to hurt people who were

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2018-11-01T13:38:04-08:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , , |3 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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Two ejected from ‘listening session’ in San Diego

On Wednesday, two Catholic men were thrown out of a diocesan event in San Diego with little explanation. Hidden-camera footage shows the two men getting thrown out of Nativity Church, where Bp. Robert McElroy was holding a question-and-answer session on the sex

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San Diego bishop greeted by angry questions

Bishop Robert McElroy may have thought he was bringing good news Monday to 330 Roman Catholics attending his first “listening session” on pedophile priests. McElroy outlined the sensitive way the San Diego diocese responds to sex-abuse reports. He said the “history of

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Priest faces trial after alleged assault of San Diego seminarian

A California priest has been charged with sexual battery, after he is alleged to have sexually assaulted a San Diego seminarian. The priest, Fr. Juan Garcia Castillo, is a member of the Congregation of Jesus and Mary, a religious community

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2018-09-19T12:10:18-08:00September 19th, 2018|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |14 Comments