Last updated on February 22nd, 2023 at 08:54 am
On Saturday Bishop David O’Connell of the Diocese of Los Angeles was found dead in his home right before 1 P.M.
The Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department ruled out suicide, and is currently treating the case as a homicide. The Bishop’s housekeeper’s husband has been arrested in connection with the homicide, but he has not been convicted. Bishop O’Connell was well known as a strong pro-life leader, often attending and supporting prayer groups outside of Los Angeles abortion mills.
“I am very sad this afternoon to report that our beloved Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell has passed away unexpectedly,” the Archbishop of L.A. José H. Gomez wrote on the death of O’Connell. “It is a shock and I have no words to express my sadness.”
“As a priest and later a bishop here in Los Angeles for forty-five years, Bishop Dave was a man of deep prayer who had a great love for Our Blessed Mother,” Gomez stated, adding that O’Connell “was a peacemaker with a heart for the poor and the immigrant, and he had a passion for building a community where the sanctity and dignity of every human life was honored and protected.”
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Bishop O’Connell, a man of God.