“Bishop Robert McElroy, Bishop of San Diego, will give an important lecture to kick-off the election year. The Bishop will lay out the moral parameters and principles we should consider in deciding for whom and for what to vote. This timely lecture will initiate a year of important discussion as we determine the future of our country and world.”
The above comes from a press release from the University of San Diego, which announces the lecture on Thurs., Feb. 6 at 4-5 pm in the Kroc Institute theater.
A Jan. 31 story from Church Militant pointed out that McElroy:
– once called faithful Catholics opposing homosexual behavior a “cancer” in the Church
– at the U.S. bishops meeting in November, said that abortion should not be considered the “preeminent” issue of our time
– at a June 2019 conference on the environment, said we in the U.S. “have rejected the only realistic pathways that have emerged to heal our broken planet”
Big Mc is left of Bernie.
Bishop McElroy will reflect the thinking of Pope Francis. It seems to me to be a shrewd move on the Pope’s part to influence the 2020 elections in the direction of “never Trump.”
So Dan, why aren’t you and other liberals bothered by the foreign interference of Pope Francis? That is the basis of the sham impeachment after all.
The pope’s personal political opinions are best kept to himself, and we as faithful Catholics are under no obligation to accept them.
Oh Kristin, You mistake me and my intention in writing my post. The next time I am trying my best at irony, I will warn you in advance.
Thanks for clarifying!
Praying the Holy Spirit enlightens Him, so he speaks only words from the Holy Spirit, or is not able to speak at all.
Will he essentially say that it is moral to vote for those promoting abortion until birth and denying medical treatment to those who survive botched executions?
Will be imply “Don’t vote for Trump”?
I know of no candidates in either party who are campaigning on a pro-racism, pro-pollution or pro-poverty platform.
There are however some significant contrasting visions regarding socialism/statism or capitalism/liberty (totalitarianism or subsidiarity).
I am praying for McElroy’s conversion to Catholicism. The Devil likes company and always tries to lead others to his own perdition.
Bishop McElroy did not call “faithful Catholics opposing homosexual behavior” a cancer in the Church. Follow the links. He called vilification a cancer. The behavior, not the people. Faithful Catholics don’t vilify and they don’t lie, either. They don’t harm others’ reputations. You will know them by their deeds.
@ Anonymous re your 2/4 post: Bishop McElroy said, “Some Catholics have corrosive and repugnant views on homosexuality”. I still find that quote from a cleric deeply divisive and astoundingly insulting. Faithful Catholics DO NOT villify the homosexual person. Many faithful Catholics have friends and family members who identify as homosexual and they are loved and treated with the respect they deserve as children of God. Homosexual acts, however, are not in keeping with our being created in God’s image and so therefore degrade and undermine our authentic dignity as human beings. Bishop McElroy seems to struggle with making (and reinforcing!) the distinction between the dignity accorded each human being and the human’s tendency toward possible sinful acts.
Will a reader in San Diego attend and report back to us?
(He’ll be speaking in the Kroc theater Thursday at 4:00 p.m. I realize that’s a time that’s not good for most working Catholics, but, it seems a lot of events seem to be scheduled at such times.)
I will go get the instructions from McElroy on how and for whom to vote right after I get instructions from Planned Parenthood on how to plan my future family.
Danijela, well said he has no credibility or moral authority.
Of course Bishop McElroy never called the opposition to same sex behavior a cancer on the Church. People love to twist words and turn them into something they can get all up in arms about, but he never ever said that.
The very idea of this bishop lecturing Catholics about how to vote is…I don’t have the words. We might as well have Ted Bundy lecture guys on good dating practices.