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6 p.m. UPDATE: After public outcry over the purchase, the Bishop Patrick McGrath will not move into the house and the diocese will work to sell the property.

McGrath released a statement saying he had planned to move into a house owned by the diocese on cemetery property, but it was too costly to retrofit.

The article goes on to state the following:

He says the house that was purchased made sense through the lens of financial return on the investment and that the money spent on the house was from the sale of a previous bishop’s condominium

“However, I erred in judgment in the purchase of a 5-bedroom home for $2.3 million,” he said. “I failed to consider adequately the housing crisis in this valley and the struggles of so many families and communities in light of that crisis.”

He now plans to live in a rectory at one of the parishes.

An earlier report stated:

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Catholic Diocese of San Jose has purchased a five-bedroom, $2.3 million home in Silicon Valley for its retiring bishop despite the 640,000-member diocese’s mission of charity and serving the poor.

The nearly 3,300-square-foot home’s listing boasts of a “grand-sized chef’s kitchen,” ”soaring ceilings” and “luxurious master ensuite” with a “spa-like marble bathroom” in a “Tuscan estate.”

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  1. It’s pure stupidity to buy a house that big and for thati h for ONE retired guy to stay in ….

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