DiNardo, Daniel Nicholas
Order in College: Cardinal Priest
With Title: S. Eusebius
Native Country: USA
Appointed by: Benedict XVI on 24 November 2007
Ecclesiastical Office:  Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, Texas 
Papal Elector: Eligible; Ineligible on 23 May 2029

Daniel Nicholas DiNardo, was born 23 May 1949, in Steubenville, Ohio. He entered St. Paul Seminary in 1967 and studied at Duquesne University, and then went on to receive a master's degree in philosophy from the Catholic University of America. After earning a licentiate of sacred theology in patristics at the Augustinianum Institute in Rome, DiNardo was ordained a priest in 1977, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was named assistant chancellor of the Diocese of Pittsburgh in 1981, and then returned to Rome as a staff member of the Congregation for Bishops in 1984. On 7 Oct. 1997, he was ordained coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of Sioux City, and was installed as bishop on 28 Nov. 1998. When Galveston-Houston was elevated to an archdiocese 2004, Bishop DiNardo was also elevated to coadjutor archbishop. He succeeded to Archbishop Fiorenza 28 Feb. 2006. He currently serves on the ad hoc committee to oversee the use of the catechism at the U.S. Catholic bishops' conference, and also serves as the U.S. Catholic bishops' advisor to the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. He is a member of the board of directors of Catholic University of America, and the National Catholic Partnership for Persons With Disabilities, both in Washington, D.C. He was elevated to Cardinal, 24 November 2007, by Pope Benedict XVI.