In June 2017, San Jose bishop Patrick McGrath said he would not deny funerals for anyone, including active, unrepentant homosexuals. Bishop McElroy said he agrees with the “approach” McGrath took. “I think that is the appropriate policy that I would hope the priests would observe, especially in the times of funerals,” he said. “Our fundamental stance has to be one of inclusion in the church, especially during a time of burial.”