The Next US Cardinal: Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego

Christopher White writes:

Pope Francis on May 29 named 16 new cardinal electors, including Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego, California, along with three Vatican officials and a number of bishops from the global south…

McElroy, 68, will become the seventh residential U.S. cardinal under the age of 80 and thus eligible to vote in a papal conclave and the fifth U.S. cardinal named by Pope Francis, joining the ranks of Blase Cupich of Chicago; Joseph Tobin of Newark, New Jersey; Wilton Gregory of Washington, D.C.; and Kevin Farrell, prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life…

McElroy, who was first made an auxiliary bishop of San Francisco in 2010 and then named bishop of San Diego by Pope Francis in 2015, will be the first cardinal for the Diocese of San Diego.

He has been among the most vocal champions of Pope Francis’ pastoral agenda among the U.S. hierarchy, frequently echoing the pope’s prioritization of environmental concerns, migration and a more welcoming approach to LGBTQ persons.

You can learn more about Bishop McElroy by reviewing the following posts that have been previously published at Millennial:

Millennial’s Interview with Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego

Bishop McElroy on the Disunity and Distortions Coming from EWTN

Catholics Should Not Be Given Religious Exemptions from COVID Vaccine Mandates

Why It’s Wrong to Weaponize the Eucharist

God Is On Your Side: A Statement from Catholic Bishops on Protecting LGBT Youth

Bishop McElroy: The Death of One Man Conveys the Evil of 400 Years of Racial Oppression

How Catholics Should Vote in 2020

Bishop Robert McElroy Denounces Judgmentalism, Clericalism, Tribalism

Laudato Si Is a Call to Arms for Those Who Would Rescue Our Bruised Planet From Depletion and Destruction

Bishop McElroy: Catholic Teaching Has Been Hijacked by Partisans

Bishop McElroy Blasts Trump’s ‘Ineffective and Grotesque’ Wall

Bishop Robert McElroy on Pope Francis and an Economy that Kills

Bishop McElroy: Why Civic Virtue Must Prevail Over Tribal Politics

Bishop Robert McElroy: Respect and Defend Life

Bishops: Don’t Hurt the Poor by Repealing ACA, Gutting the Safety Net

The Fundamental Political Question: Increasingly Unfettered Capitalism vs. An Economy That Respects Human Dignity

Bishop Robert McElroy: Now We Must All Become Disrupters

Hyperindividualism, Populist Nationalism, and the Growing Imperialism of Market Mechanisms Threaten the Common Good

Bishop McElroy: Trump’s Executive Order is Rooted in Xenophobia and Religious Prejudice

Bishop McElroy Delivers Powerful Message on Voting, Citizenship, and the Common Good

Catholics Must Combat Anti-Islamic Prejudice

The Four Preeminent Political Issues Facing the United States