• San Diego bishop backs pope on divorced and remarried

    San Diego bishop backs pope on divorced and remarried

    • May 11, 2016

    Catholics in San Diego, the bishop wants to hear about your family life. Bishop Robert McElroy announced Wednesday he will host a diocesan-wide Synod on the Family, inspired by two summits of bishops in Rome in 2014 and 2015 that culminated last month with the release of “Amoris Laetitia,” Pope

  • In California, two bishops strike different chords

    • Apr 16, 2015

    A study in contrasts is playing out in California, where the newly installed bishop of San Diego, Robert McElroy, issued a call to resist the culture wars yesterday at the same time that prominent Catholics in San Francisco, just 500 miles up the coast, were calling for the firing of

  • Pope Francis sends ‘social justice’ bishop to San Diego

    • Mar 2, 2015

    Robert W. McElroy, an auxiliary bishop in San Francisco and a leader in the Catholic Church’s social justice wing, was named head of the Diocese of San Diego. Crux reported the move Monday, and it was confirmed by the Vatican Tuesday morning. He will be installed April 15. McElroy, 61,