McElroy remembered Quinn for his work in nuclear deterrence and outreach to AIDS victims, as well as his collaboration with laity and women religious, and his call for “a rearticulation of Catholic teaching on responsible parenthood.”
McElroy has had some health problems, including a quadruple bypass heart surgery last year.
Clash over Communion issue
In the life of the Catholic Church in the U.S., McElroy has taken a critical stance toward those who would rebuke pro-abortion rights politicians like President Joe Biden.
McElroy contended that some unnamed bishops are trying to make abortion “not merely a ‘preeminent’ issue in Catholic Social Teaching” but a matter that “constitutes the de facto litmus test for determining whether a Catholic public official is a faithful Catholic” and for determining the moral legitimacy of non-Catholic public figures.
“If adopted, such a position will reduce the common good to a single issue,” he said in February 2021 at an online…