San Diego Bishop McElroy To Relocate To Los Angeles

January 12, 2017 by  
Filed under Parish Life

San Diego bishop Robert McElroy announced today that he would be relocating to Los Angeles, ending a two-year stint with San Diego.

McElroy has notified Pope Francis and other bishops of his intent to move to Los Angeles by the 2017 Lenten season, sources said.

“At first I hoped it was fake news,” San Diego Hall of Fame bishop Robert Brom said of the move. “It’s something that is unfathomable, but it is reality.”

“This has been a very difficult decision for McElroy to make,” a source close to the diocese said. “While the economics of the decision have been clear, McElroy’s loyalty to San Diego has made the decision to move difficult.”

Last year’s Acolyte Rookie of the Year Donovan Thomas said, “More than anything, I’m shocked. I didn’t think it was going to happen. I thought he was going to stay in San Diego…so I guess L.A. is his new diocese then. Sweet.”

Earlier this year, McElroy’s efforts to have San Diego tithers help pay for a new state-of-the-art pastoral center was strongly rejected by parishioners.

  • Marie

    McElroy should move into the episcopal church. His beliefs are closer to theirs than to Catholic dogma.

    • James Watrous

      No they are not. I know because I know Bishop McElroy. He’s my former pastor. And also one of the best priests and bishops I’ve ever met. He also one of the smartest men I have ever known. He has two doctorates one in theology from the Gregorian University in Rome and one in Political Science from Stanford. Even more importantly he was a terrific pastor with excellent pastoral skills.

      • Marie

        And what about Bishop McElroy makes him Catholic? Isn’t he allowing the divorced/remarried to receive Communion? What about sodomy? Where does he stand on the LGBT issue?

        • James Watrous

          Why don’t you write him a letter and ask him?

          • a fool

            i spoke to him during his speech at the USD, his thinking is not Catholic! “My sheep know my voice.” His speech was not with the Voice of Christ.

      • kiwiinamerica

        You’re wrong and I couldn’t care less whether you know McElroy. He permits sacrilege by urging those living in mortal sin to receive Holy Communion and he dissents from Catholic teaching on important moral issues such as the gravely sinful nature of sodomy.

        In so doing, he is spreading confusion and causing scandal.

        The doctorates are irrelevant. St. John Vianney and Padre Pio never went to grad school.

        • James Watrous

          I have decided that I will go to church and kneel in front of the blessed Sacrament an hour a day praying that Bishop McElroy is made a cardinal and then made Pope, taking the name Pope James, named after me (oh yeah, and the Apostles as well and Jesus’ brother, stepbrother, cousin, that’s always been a bit confusing).

          • a fool

            Good Luck! First, he will needs a new Thinking Cap!

            Your prayers will be use for anyone who needs them! Thanks be to God He knows where to apply r your prayers! This Bishop will have to do some of his own soul searching…..

          • James Watrous

            I was making a joke. Boy, your’e taking this all way too seriously, especially for a satirical site.

        • James Watrous

          St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Bonaventure, and Blessed John Dun Scotus did go to grad school. And two of them are doctors of the Church.

          • a fool

            Their thought are not in agreement with the thought of McElroy. He will never be a Doctor of the Church!

          • James Watrous

            I never said Bishop McElory would be a Doctor of the Church. Boy, there’s a bunch a wannabe theologians on this sight. First of all this site is satire. More serious conversation probably should be made on a serious sight like NCR or National Catholic Register.

          • kiwiinamerica

            ROFL…….you think Aquinas and Bonaventure are on the same page as McElroy?

            Post any writings of these “doctors of the Church” where they state that we have to see “the positive” in homosexual relationships.

          • James Watrous

            You’re right he is not a doctor of the church. But he does bi-locate and glow in the dark. LOL. That’s a joke by the way.

      • samton909

        Too bad with all his learning he is unable to read the clear words of Jesus

      • ArthurMcGowan

        McElroy gained fame with an article in Amerika mag advocating giving Communion to pro-abortion politicians. There’s a teeny-weeny problem with this: It’s a mortal sin. It’s a cause of grave scandal, and it’s sacrilegious. It teaches that abortion is not a sin.

        http://tinyurl.com/canon915

        McElroy has now commanded his priests to give Communion to people living in adultery. There’s a problem with this, too. It’s the SAME MORTAL SIN. I.e., it’s a cause of grave scandal, and it’s sacrilegious. It teaches that adultery is not a sin.

        • James Watrous

          Didn’t Jesus break bread with prostitutes and tax collectors?

          • a fool

            Yes, He wasting them outside of the Temple, they are as you said: “Sinners!” “it is the sick who needs a doctor. I come to call sinners!” The Bishop is a teacher in the Church! You are now canceling out every word you have written about the Bishop in your First writing within this discussion!

          • James Watrous

            Yawn.

          • James Watrous
        • James Watrous

          You misspelled America.

          • a fool

            that did not may you smarter! Typos are TYPOS! It has nothing to do with the Substance of a very serious Discussion! Do not step away form a fight when you know you are loosing! Either fighting to, be to the death, or accept being Wrong!

  • HughieMc

    The apostate McElroy, IF this report be true, has now made it official: he himself no longer considers himself to be a Catholic bishop, the ordinary of the Diocese of San Diego. The 1983 Code of Canon Law stipulates:

    Can. 395 §1. Even if a diocesan bishop has a coadjutor or auxiliary, he is bound by the law of personal residence in the diocese.
    §2. Apart from ad limina visits, councils, synods of bishops, conferences of bishops which he must attend, or some other duty legitimately entrusted to him, he can be absent from his diocese for a reasonable cause but not beyond a month, whether continuous or interrupted, and provided that he makes provision so that the diocese will suffer no detriment from his absence.
    §3. He is not to be absent from the diocese on Christmas, during Holy Week, and on Easter, Pentecost, and the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, except for a grave and urgent cause.
    §4. If a bishop has been illegitimately absent from the diocese for more than six months, the metropolitan is to inform the Apostolic See of his absence; if it concerns the metropolitan, the senior suffragan is to do so.

    • Paul Boman

      Eye of the Tiber is a satirical site. The author of the article is poking fun at San Diego’s professional football team.

    • Andy

      Deep breaths, friend. This is satire.

    • samton909

      You and your “Canon Law” can’t control Bishop McElroy. He is beyond your simple rules, your rigid laws. He is a being of light, unbound by your “religion”. The church says his conscience is inviolable, and even the Pope cannot tell him what to do. He will accompany the Angelinos, and discern the hell out of them. Plus, the food is better in LA.

      • James Watrous

        LOL.

      • HughieMc

        I have been told elsewhere below that this article is in fact satire so I shall assume that you are taking the piss and that you aren’t a nutter.

    • sixlittlerabbits

      To beat the issue into the ground, This is satire. At the bottom of the page is the following: DISCLAIMER: ALL ARTICLES CONTAINED WITHIN THIS WEBSITE ARE PURE SATIRE!

      Hughie, you are not the first person to mistake EOTT’S posts as real—and you will not be the last. (I’ve suggested EOTT move the disclaimer to a more visible spot.)

      • VeilOfTiers

        Fully one third of the enjoyment of this site is reading posts that take the satire seriously.

        • sixlittlerabbits

          So true.

        • James Watrous

          Absolutely.

      • HughieMc

        Hands up! Guilty as charged. My only excuses are that, firstly, I am not American and, secondly, I never realised that Americans appreciated let alone practised satire.

        • sixlittlerabbits

          Very often satire makes a good point. Your reply to samton909 is right on!

      • Lee Bacchi

        The disclaimer shoud be put at the TOP of the page!

  • pegleggreg

    heh,heh

  • James Watrous

    LOL. I bet Bishop Bob would get a chuckle out of this.

  • a fool

    “Home is where the heart is.” When one’s heart needs to relocate, it is for the best that that person moves to the new place where whose heart belongs! He will finds great fulfillment, thus, greater productivities! God be with HIM!

  • James Watrous

    Boy, there are a bunch of crabby people on EYE OF THE TIBER. You do realize this is a satirical site. You’re supposed to laugh and not take things so seriously on this sight. If you want to be angry why don’t you do it on CRUX, or National Catholic Reporter, or National Catholic Register.

    • a fool

      Nothing this serious Nature could ever used to making Fun with! It has to do with Saving Souls and leading the Young, the Innocent and the Confused onto the the Right Pass. Never to give them False Messages which are not with the Voice of Christ! They are all learned people, not crabby people!

  • Lee Bacchi

    Clever! Well-done.

  • Bolio

    Ok great now he can tell LA how smart he is how capitalism kills how the day to day catholic isn’t charitable Father let me give you some advice stick to the gospel you and pope global warming are way way off course as the empty European churches attest to but then again I guess youre helping give over some great pieces of Catholic real estate to Islam