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Gay parish associate resigns, despite support from Bishop McElroy

October 22, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: An openly homosexual pastoral associate at a San Diego parish has resigned, complaining of harassment by conservative Catholics. Aaron Bianco, who is a partner in a same-sex marriage, had been defended by Bishop Robert McElroy, who said: “If the Church eliminated all the employees who are not living out the teachings of the Church in its fulness, we would be employing only angels.”

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  • Posted by: gbrisebois1656 - Oct. 23, 2018 7:02 PM ET USA

    The Bishop is ignorant of an important nuance in Catholic praxis. Habitual and unrepentant grave sin is not just "not living out the teaching of the Church in its fullness". It is intentionally violating Church teaching at its core. Mortal sin NEEDS to be repented of. Imperfections and venial sins can be characterized as as "not living out the teaching of the Church in its fullness". Any one mortal sin is a loss of the wedding garment, not just a lack of "fulness".

  • Posted by: winslow11918659 - Oct. 23, 2018 6:26 PM ET USA

    The conservative Catholics, normally referred to as Catholics, should go after McElroy next.