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San Diego Catholic Diocese Holds Listening Sessions On Clergy Sex Abuse

The San Diego Diocesan Pastoral Center, headquarters for the Roman Catholic C...

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Above: The San Diego Diocesan Pastoral Center, headquarters for the Roman Catholic Church in the San Diego Diocese, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007.

San Diego Catholic Diocese Holds Listening Sessions On Clergy Sex Abuse


John Sepulvado, host, The California Report


More than 300 people attended the first in a series of listening sessions on clergy sex abuse being held by the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego.

San Diego Roman Catholic Bishop Robert McElroy led the listening session. It was held at Our Mother of Confidence Church in University City.

The bishop called the series of meetings after the release of a grand jury report in Pennsylvania which found widespread sex abuse by hundreds of Catholic priests over the last 70 years.

The San Diego Diocese recently added eight additional priests to a list of sexual predators.

McElroy said the church is seeking input from parishioners to find a pathway to reform.

The California Report's John Sepulvado attended the meeting and joins Midday Edition Tuesday to recap the event.

Future listening sessions

Wed., Oct. 3, 7 p.m., St. Joseph Cathedral, 1535 Third Ave. in San Diego

Thurs., Oct. 4, 7 p.m., Our Lady of Grace Parish, 2766 Navajo Road in El Cajon

Fri., Oct. 5, 7 p.m., St. Charles Parish, 990 Saturn Blvd. in San Diego

Sat., Oct. 6, 9 a.m., St. Mary Parish, 795 La Brucherie Road in El Centro

Wed., Oct. 17, 7 p.m., Church of the Nativity, 6309 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe

Thurs., Oct. 18, 7 p.m., St. Gabriel Parish, 13734 Twin Peaks Road in Poway

Mon., Nov. 5, 10 a.m., USD-Joan B. Kroc Institute, 5998 Alcala Park in San Diego


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