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Led by Cupich and McElroy, 1-in-3 U.S. Bishops Vote AGAINST Calling Abortion ‘Pre-eminent’ Issue

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American Catholic bishops showed today that the current pontificate has divided them on fighting abortion as a social justice priority, voting 143-69 to keep the issue “pre-eminent.” This morning during the Fall General Assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), the bishops debated, and voted upon, a letter based on the USCCB’s […]

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Seminarians Require Our Protection, Too

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A scene from The Shawshank Redemption popped into my head yesterday. The Shawshank Redemption is a movie based on Stephen King’s novel about a falsely convicted man in a New England prison. The scene that came to me was when Andy Dufresne, played by Timothy Robbins, was discussing new evidence of his innocence with the prison warden, Warden Norton, […]

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Bishop Robert Walter McElroy

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Current Role Bishop of San Diego, California Official Web Site: http://www.diocese-sdiego.org/ Mailing Address: Pastoral Center, 3888 Paducah Dr., P.O. Box 85728, San Diego, CA 92186, USA Telephone: (858)490-8200 Fax: 490-8272 What’s Been Reported In 2016, Richard Sipe reportedly personally met with Bishop McElroy and subsequently hand delivered  him a letter warning him of McCarrick’s alleged […]

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The Death Of Richard Sipe

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This is almost cinematic: A.W. Richard Sipe, one of the foremost figures in the Roman Catholic sex abuse scandal drama, died Wednesday night at his California home. He was 85. In a retrospective of Sipe’s life, Terence McKiernan of the Bishop Accountability site writes: A. W. Richard Sipe truly invented the rigorous study of the clergy […]

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San Diego’s Bishop Robert McElroy Knew About McCarrick

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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 […]