I thought this was interesting. Two different approaches trying to achieve the same aims:
A frequent writer on social inequality and an admirer of Pope Francis, McElroy called on Catholics to step back from the culture wars rocking the country during a service right before his installation Mass yesterday.
Describing culture as “a spiritual enterprise to be cherished,” he said the Church must be a bridge builder.
“We Catholics are not called to separate from culture,” he said, “nor to be co-opted by our culture, nor to war against our culture, but to embrace our culture with a powerful and transformative love rooted in the Gospel.”
He said that “all forms of marginalization which deny the dignity of the human person are antithetical to the Gospel and repugnant to God.”