In publishing “Pastoral Reflections on the Listening Sessions,” Bishop McElroy denies the notion that homosexuality is linked to clerical sex abuse despite evidence that 80 percent of abuse is homosexual in nature. McElroy also claimed that there was no homosexual subculture in his diocese despite promoting Aaron Bianco, a man in a same-sex marriage, to the role of “pastoral associate” in a diocesan parish in 2017. While in this role, Bianco promoted the pro-gay and Vatican condemned group, New Ways Ministry, with McElroy’s approval.