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At his Mass of Installation on April 15, 2015, Bishop Robert W. McElroy, Bishop of San Diego, spoke about the need to build new bridges—a call that is particularly relevant as we pray for healing in Baltimore, Ferguson, and many other communities.

“The Book of Genesis points to the beauty of God’s design for humanity – the dignity of the human person made in the image of God, the unity of the human family, and the gift of the created order as the legacy of all. Yet the world we experience in so many ways shatters these fundamental elements of the divine plan, leaving us broken and separated, alienated and factionalized. A ministry of accompaniment rooted in the Gospel must reach out to society to repair these fractures, and must constantly build new bridges to recreate the unity of the human family and protect human dignity as God has intended.”

Read Bishop McElroy’s full homily.

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