San Jose bishop now regrets letting diocese buy him a $2.3M house; plans to sell it following outcry

The Diocese of San Jose purchased a $2.3 million home for retiring Bishop Patrick J. McGrath last winter. Now that the real estate deal has been made public, McGrath says he won’t be moving in after all.

Why did they buy him a $2.3M home?

According to a statement released by the bishop Monday, McGrath originally planned to occupy a home located on a diocesan-owned cemetery. But the cost of “retrofitting” would have been too expensive. Therefore, the Diocesan Finance Council and...

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