Catholics Stunned by News Bishop Fathered Two Sons


By Gloria Angelina Castillo, EGP Staff Writer

It’s been three decades since Auxiliary Bishop Gabino Zavala, 60, led mass and religious functions at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in East Los Angeles, but his recent resignation and admission that he fathered two sons now living out of state has shocked faithful parishioners.

Maria Isabel Delgado, now a parishioner at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Montebello, says she found God while attending Our Lady of Guadalupe during the late 1980s and 1990s. And while she was not at the church at the same time as Zavala (1977-1982) she was nonetheless taken aback when she was informed by a reporter that Zavala had fathered two children.

“I completely disapprove, I am very concerned,” Delgado said. “I’m nobody to judge him, only God can judge him, but it’s not right that they fool us.”

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