Robert McElroy is the sixth bishop of San Diego, installed in 2015. He wrote The Search for an American Public Theology: The Contribution of John Courtney Murray (Paulist Press, 1989) and Morality and American Foreign Policy: The Role of Ethics in International Affairs (Princeton University Press, 1992).

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Bishop McElroy: US Catholics, politically homeless, face hard choices

We live in a real world that confronts us with limited choices in this political season. Discernment must begin with an evaluation of the principles of Catholic social teaching applied to the current historical moment.

Bishop McElroy on voting with faith and a conscience

It is primarily through the votes of Catholic women and men, rooted in conscience and in faith that the Church enters into the just ordering of society and the state.


Bishop McElroy: US church is adrift, synodality can renew it

It is my reluctant conclusion that the church in the United States is now adrift on many levels, and that a fundamental moment of renewal is needed. A synodal pathway would an opportunity to set that type of renewal in motion.

Bishop McElroy on Laudato Si': An 'urgent summons' to the American people

In his epic poem, "Paradise Lost," John Milton captured the majestic drama of the fall and rise of humanity amidst the never failing love and power of God’s presence in the world. In the fourth book of the poem, Satan approaches the Garden of Eden, resolved to bring down Adam and Eve precisely because they have become a focus of God’s love and tender care.