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  • [Catholic Caucus] Bp. McElroy Defends Diocesan Employee in Same-Sex “Marriage”

    10/17/2018 1:02:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Lepanto Institute ^ | October 16, 2018 | Michael HIchborn
    Bp. McElroy Defends Diocesan Employee in Same-Sex “Marriage” On October 10, LifeSiteNews reported on one of the listening sessions held by Bp. McElroy at Our Lady of Grace Church in San Diego.  During this session, one attendee was removed because of the concern she expressed over “an openly homosexual man ‘running the show’” at St. John the Evangelist parish.  According to LifeSite:After the woman alleged that the parish of St John the Evangelist had an openly homosexual man “running the show,” the Bishop cut her off, saying, “Alright, you’ve gone far enough now. You’re not going to stand here and...
  • [Cath Cauc] ‘I have no faith in ..your character,’ abuse victim tells...Bishop McElroy

    10/10/2018 9:18:42 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 10, 2018 | Tim O'Neill
    EL CAJON, California, October 9, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – On October 4th, San Diego's Bishop Robert McElroy held the third in a series of eight "listening sessions" that he said would “focus on seeking input from people in the pews" regarding the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church and the actions required to heal from the scandal. A crowd of roughly 300 people filled the parish hall of Our Lady of Grace in El Cajon. The hall was renamed last week after being originally named in honor of Monsignor Thomas Moloney, a former pastor at Our Lady of Grace who was named...
  • [Catholic Caucus] San Diego Bishop Kicks Out Young Orthodox Catholics

    10/05/2018 8:31:42 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 4, 2018 | David Nussman
    San Diego Bishop Kicks Out Young Orthodox Catholics SAN DIEGO ( - Some San Diego Catholics are complaining that the diocese had them removed from a question and answer session on the Catholic clerical sex abuse scandal. Bishop Robert McElroy of the San Diego diocese announced in August that there would be a series of eight "listening sessions" throughout October and into early November. One of the things that happen at these events is the bishop fields questions from the laity about the clerical sex abuse crisis.  The second listening session, on Wednesday, was a packed house. Some lay Catholics who...
  • [Catholic Caucus] San Diego bishop greeted by angry questions

    10/04/2018 9:03:41 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    California Catholic Daily ^ | October 3, 2018 | California Catholic Daily
    San Diego bishop greeted by angry questions Catholic Bishop Robert McElroy speaks with the congregation at Our Mother of Confidence in University City. (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)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 abuse is in the past” with no credible accusations against living priests since 2002.But in the parish hall of Our Mother of Confidence Catholic Church in University City, dozens demanded McElroy explain what...
  • [Catholic Caucus] San Diego’s Bp. Robert McElroy Knew About McCarrick

    08/11/2018 9:28:10 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Church Militant ^ | August 10, 2018 | Christine Niles
    SAN DIEGO, Calif. ( - San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy was told of Abp. Theodore McCarrick's sexual predation as early as July 2016, but remained silent. Richard Sipe, the renowned expert in clerical sex abuse who passed away Friday, published his private correspondence with McElroy proving that the bishop was made aware of McCarrick's sexual harassment of seminarians. The 13-page letter, dated July 28, 2016 — which Sipe notes was "hand delivered" on August 30 — began: "It was clear to me during our last meeting in your office, although cordial, that you had no interest in any further personal contact. It was only...
  • Bishop McElroy: Catholics should focus on ‘deep-level conscience formation’ over moral issues

    04/23/2018 4:40:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Lisa Bourne
    CHICAGO, Illinois, April 23, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy called last week for the U.S. bishops to shift from focusing on Catholic principles and moral issues in the political arena to a “deep-level conscience formation” inspired by Pope Francis. “As bishops, we tend to teach from principles and moral norms,” McElroy said. “Our approach is cognitive and exhortational, not affective and inspiring.” “There are, of course, moments and purposes for which cognitive and exhortational treatments are essential in expressing the Church's legacy of teaching that spring from Revelation and the tradition of reason,” he said. “But breaking through the hyper-partisan...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Problematic Theologians of the ‘New Paradigm’

    03/02/2018 12:56:47 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | March 2, 2018 | Matthew E. Bunson
    In an effort to promote the so-called new paradigm surrounding the interpretation of Pope Francis’ 2016 apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), three seminars were held last month for invited bishops and select theologians at three Catholic universities around the country. The group of theologians invited is noteworthy not because of their expertise on the topics of marriage and family, but because of their public opposition to some of the Church’s long-taught traditions. Called “New Momentum Conferences on Amoris Laetitia,” the seminars were spearheaded by Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago, fresh from his February speech on Amoris Laetitia at Cambridge University in England,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] How does Pope Francis choose bishops of important dioceses?

    10/18/2017 1:45:30 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | October 18, 2017 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Italian vaticanista Andrea Gagliarducci writes regularly a column at his place called “Monday Vatican”. You should read him.Today, however, he has a piece at CNA about how Pope Francis seems to approach the selection of and translation of bishops. HEREAmong other things, Andrea wrote: Over the past year, Pope Francis has appointed 16 U.S. bishops, most of them in smaller dioceses or as auxiliaries. The major pending question is that of the successor of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington, D.C. Cardinal Wuerl is already 76 years old, more than a year beyond the normal retirement age.The post in...
  • Pro-gay bishop pushes homosexual agenda at LGBT ‘Family Mass’

    10/13/2017 7:38:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 13, 2017 | Pete Baklinski
    Two left-leaning Catholic bishops, along with “married” homosexual partners, celebrated a special Mass for "Families of the LGBT Community" in San Diego last weekend. The event commemorated the 20-year anniversary of a controversial U.S. bishops’ letter on homosexuality that was censured by the Vatican within a year of its release.   Bishop John Dolan, an auxiliary bishop in the Diocese of San Diego, presided over the October 7 mass commemorating the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) letter on homosexuality "Always Our Children.”  The mass, concelebrated with San Diego Archbishop Robert McElroy and 16 other clergy, took place at St....
  • Cath Cauc: U.S. bishop: Criticism of pro-gay Vatican adviser is a ‘cancer’ in the Church

    09/19/2017 4:15:23 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 19, 2017 | Lisa Bourne
    The withdrawal of Jesuit Father James Martin’s appearance next month at Catholic University of America-affiliated Theological College stirred reaction that continued into Monday and included San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy defending the controversial priest. McElroy was among those who labeled reports and commentary on Father Martin’s LGBT stances as homophobia, censorship, “verbal violence,” and being a “cancer of vilification” in the Church. The bishop said Father Martin’s critics were overemphasizing chastity and they resent Pope Francis’ call for Catholics to move away from judging others. “There has arisen both in Catholic journals and on social media a campaign to vilify...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Jesuit Homosexualist Claims Support at Highest Levels

    08/04/2017 3:21:19 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Church Militant ^ | August 4, 2017 | Rodney Pelletier
    James Martin, the sodomy-promoting Jesuit priest, is maintaining his constant promotion and support of sodomy, sex outside of marriage, transgenderism and progressive-liberal politics is supported by his Jesuit superior and confreres, as well as "several cardinals and bishops, both publicly and privately." In a series of tweets, Martin also claims "my prayer tells me that this is the right thing to do, that it's important and that it's a work of mercy." He also accuses critics who call out his endorsement of sodomy as being "uncomfortable with their own complex sexuality." In his new book, Building a Bridge: How the Catholic...
  • Francis brought "Vibrantly Transformed" Theology [Catholic Caucus]

    05/29/2017 7:15:19 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | May 28, 2017 | Gloria TV
    Francis Brought “Vibrantly Transformed" Theology On May 20th, San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy told 55 theology graduates of Santa Clara University, California, that Pope Francis introduced "a vibrantly transformed branch of Catholic theology", writes “”. McElroy claims that Francis’ theology “rejects a notion of law which can be blind to the uniqueness of concrete human situations”. According to the Pope, McElroy claims, moral theology “does not first demand a change of life, but begins with an embrace of divine love, proceeds to the action of healing and only then requires a conversion of action in responsible conscience.” McElroy needs to...
  • San Diego Bishop . . . Reinforces Leftism, Opens Church To Alinskyite Organizing [Cath Cauc]

    05/07/2017 6:33:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Wanderer Press ^ | May 5, 2017 | DEXTER DUGGAN
    A “Faith Not Fear Summit” held at a Catholic church in the Diocese of San Diego raised fears among some orthodox Catholics that the diocese had been co-opted to promote political liberalism in accord with the views of local Bishop Robert McElroy, named by Pope Francis in 2015 to come down from San Francisco to head this border episcopate.
  • Church is ‘gravely mistaken’ if she thinks migration is her real mission: Cardinal Sarah [Cath Cauc]

    04/25/2017 11:44:54 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | April 25, 2017 | Pete Baklinski
    The Church would ignore the "real crisis" she faces today if she focuses on social justice issues rather than her basic mission to evangelize, Cardinal Robert Sarah warns in a newly-published interview. “The Church is gravely mistaken as to the nature of the real crisis if she thinks that her essential mission is to offer solutions to all the political problems relating to justice, peace, poverty, the reception of migrants, etc. while neglecting evangelisation,” the cardinal told Aid to the Church in Need on April 18. Sarah, who is the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, said that while...
  • San Diego Bishop Calls on Americans To Be 'Disruptors' To Aid Illegal Aliens [McElroy]

    02/24/2017 6:29:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 24, 2017 | 5:00 PM EST | Michael W. Chapman
    The very liberal Catholic bishop of San Diego, Robert McElroy, who supports giving Communion to the divorced and remarried, contrary to Church teaching, and embracing “LGBT families,” said that social justice activists must become “disruptors” to counter the efforts of the federal government to apprehend illegal aliens. “Well now, we must all become disruptors,” said Bishop McElroy in a Feb. 18 speech at the U.S. Regional World Meeting of Popular Movements in Modesto, Calif. “We must disrupt those who would seek to send troops into our streets to deport the undocumented, to rip mothers and fathers from their families,” he...
  • A Case Study in Sophistry: Bishop McElroy of San Diego on the Last Election [Catholic Caucus]

    02/11/2017 6:29:47 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Fatima Perspectives | February 7, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    “Sophistry” is “subtly deceptive reasoning or argumentation… that seems plausible on a superficial level but is actually unsound, or reasoning that is used to deceive.” The word is derived from the Greek sophistēs, the clever “wise men” with whom Socrates had to contend during the dialogues in which he so methodically exposed their errors. Sophistry, sad to say, has become the stock-in-trade of the liberal American bishops who, for the past half-century, have acted as pallbearers for the Church Militant in this country, essentially reducing the Church’s role ad extra to what Antonio Socci has called a “social assistant” to...
  • San Diego bishop praises pro-gay parish as model for welcoming ‘LGBT worshippers’

    12/07/2016 7:37:11 AM PST · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | December 6, 2016 | Claire Chretien
    The director of the young adult ministry at a parish San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy recently praised for its "welcoming" attitude toward "LGBT worshippers" is an openly gay man who works for an organization that supports same-sex "marriage" and women's ordination. The San Diego Union Tribune reported that McElroy cited St. John the Evangelist in Hillcrest as an example of a parish where "LGBT worshippers 'feel particularly welcome.'" "That’s a very good thing," he said. McElroy was commenting on the Diocese of San Diego's recent synod on the family, after which he encouraged priests to give Holy Communion to the...
  • Bshp Robert McElroy organizing the only diocesan synod in the country in response to Amoris Laetitia

    10/20/2016 8:22:21 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    California Catholic Daily ^ | September 29, 2016 | admin
    Bishop Robert McElroy The following comes from a Southern Cross article by Aida Bustos: SAN DIEGO — “Think big.” That’s what Bishop Robert W. McElroy urged parish delegates to do leading up to the first general assembly in the diocese in 40 years. This assembly, called a diocesan synod, will be held on Oct. 29 and 30. Its focus will be on how the San Diego Diocese and its individual parishes can strengthen marriage and families, give pastoral support to divorced Catholics and invite unmarried couples into the fold, all challenges faced by the Church. The seed for the synod...
  • U.S. Bishop: Catechism uses ‘very destructive’ language on homosexuality [Catholic Church]

    07/07/2016 10:31:28 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 57 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 6, 2016 | Claire Chretien
    San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy celebrated Pope Francis’ call for Christians to apologize to gays and suggested the Catholic Church consider changing how it refers to same-sex attraction and homosexual acts. McElroy’s comments were published June 30 in an interview with the Jesuit magazine America. “I think [the Pope’s call for an apology] opens up a very helpful pathway to dialogue and hopefully healing,” McElroy said. “What we need to project in the life of the church is ‘You are part of us and we are part of you.’ [LGBT Catholics] are part of our families.” After the Orlando terrorist...
  • Flee Rather Than Stand Your Ground

    07/25/2014 6:22:54 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 6 replies
    The Daily Bell ^ | 07/24/14 | Wendy McElroy
    What Exiting Is and Isn't Virno believes a radical disobedience is needed to challenge the state's ability to command. This cannot be expressed through resistance to a specific law on the grounds, for example, that it contradicts a constitution. Such resistance is actually a vote of confidence in the state qua state; that is, such activists fight to enable a purer vision of state authority rather than against the idea of a state itself. A wholesale rejection is required. And, yet, revolutionaries who violently confront the state usually suffer one of two fates: they are slaughtered or otherwise broken or...