Catholic Bishop Resigns Over Secret Family
Posted on Jan 4, 2012
It certainly is difficult to uphold a vow of celibacy when confronted by the contradictory evidence embodied in two teenage children, and this is the reason why a Los Angeles-area bishop, Gabino Zavala, recently resigned from his vaunted position within the Catholic Church. Pope Benedict XVI has accepted Zavala’s resignation, according to the Vatican. —KA
The Archbishop of Los Angeles, Jose Gomez, wrote in a letter to worshippers that Bishop Zavala told him in December that he was the father of two teenage children.
The children, who are minors, live with their mother in another state.
[...] Bishop Zavala is 60 and was born in Mexico. He has campaigned against the death penalty and for immigrants’ rights.
Gabino Zavala served the L.A. faithful for decades before resigning at 60.