Priests asked to give up pay to fund settlement

first_imgSAN DIEGO – Bishop Robert Brom issued a memo this week asking priests in the Diocese of San Diego to contribute one month’s salary to help pay for the recent $198.1 million sexual abuse settlement. “We cannot ask of others what we are unwilling to do ourselves,” Brom wrote in the memo to about 280 priests, whose monthly salary can be as much as $1,535. Roman Catholics in San Diego and Imperial counties will also receive letters asking them to make “a generous contribution,” according to Brom’s memo. Packets will be sent no later than Oct. 26 and will include letters from Brom and parish pastors, along with a return envelope. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas Citylast_img read more