Bishop McElroy’s hopeful vision for a church transformed

By Michael Sean Winters, 22 July 2020
Bishop Robert McElroy, Bishop of San Diego. Image: Catholic Diocese of San Diego.



As people around the world grapple with the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are trying to make sense of what it means for us and for our Church.  We share this article from the United States with its message of hope and confidence in the future of our Church.  

Last week, San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy ordained a new auxiliary, Bishop Ramon Bejarano. McElroy’s homily was a tour de force, not only for its spiritual insights, but for its connections of those insights with the crises facing the nation today.

It was McElroy’s discussion of this “moment of societal crisis” that makes his homily especially worthy of widespread consideration. A kind of “state of the local church” reflection, it has wide applicability for the rest of the country.

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Michael Sean Winters covers the nexus of religion and politics for National Catholic Reporter (NCR).

With thanks to National Catholic Reporter and Michael Sean Winters, where this article originally appeared.


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