Catholic Faithful Refuse to Let San Diego Bishop Dismiss the Homosexual Problem in Clergy Abuse

California Catholic Daily; 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 in the diocese’ 2007 list of priests against whom “credible allegations” of sexual abuse have been raised. 

The evening brought challenging questions for McElroy, several of which addressed the letter written by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, former papal nuncio to the United States, regarding ex-Cardinal McCarrick and Pope Francis’ handling of the crisis.