Bishop Robert W. McElroy, named an auxiliary bishop of San Francisco in 2010, was elevated to bishop of San Diego in March 2015. He holds degrees in history and political science from Harvard and Stanford as well as a licentiate in sacred theology from the Graduate Theological Union at Berkley, Calif., and a doctorate in moral theology from Rome’s Gregorian University. Bishop McElroy is author of The Search for an American Public Theology: The Contributions of John Courtney Murray (Paulist Press, 1989) and Morality and American Foreign Policy: The Role of Ethics in International Affairs (Princeton University Press, 1992).
The United States has reached a new chapter in its intervention in the Middle East, as the enormous obstacles to achieving peace are being recognized more clearly with every passing day. We have lost our way in Iraq—strategically, militarily and morally—and we need to forge a pathway for
Now that the turbulence surrounding the 2004 presidential election has abated, it is critical to revisit a question that deeply divided both the Catholic bishops and the Catholic laity during the heated months of summer: Should Catholic public officials who endorse the continued legalization of abor