American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who was installed as the archbishop of San Francisco, California in 2012.
He received a Bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of San Diego in 1978.
He was one of the creators of Proposition 8, an amendment that sought to ban same-sex marriage in California.
He was raised by his parents in San Diego, California.
He was named the Bishop of Oakland by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009.