- Sep 18, 2020
Bishop Robert W. McElroy of San Diego gathered all 2,500-plus diocesan employees for the first time in its history to announce an expansion of the fight against the sexual abuse of children not just within the local church but in the greater society.
Creighton University and the Catholic Climate Covenant are collaborating on the first of three biennial conferences to inspire parish and school leaders to more fully integrate Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment into church life.
Pope Francis’s repeated invitations to practice mercy and charity have become the focus of efforts to defuse the widespread polarization that has wracked society and has crossed into Catholic circles.
A newsletter from a San Diego Catholic church that doubles as an election polling site has warned parishioners that they risk going to hell if they vote for Democrats, but the diocese said Wednesday that the messages don’t reflect Catholic teaching and are inappropriate.
“We understand the pain the community feels,” said Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego after the shooting of an unarmed man Sept. 27. “We pray for calm during this wrenching time and stand ready to work together to achieve true justice and peace for all,”