After attending St. Anne Grade School (1955-1963) to Castle Shannon and the Jesuit school in Pittsburgh (1963-1967), DiNardo attended the St. Paul Seminary and Duquesne University ( 1967-1969 ). From 1969 he was a student at the Catholic University of America, where he completed his studies with a Master of Arts.
Consecrated by Bishop Vincent Martin Leonard on July 16, 1977 Priests of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, he was then curate of the parish of St. Pius X and from 1981 Vice-Chancellor of the Curia of the Bishop of Pittsburgh and professor at the St. Paul Seminary. From 1984 to December 1990 living in Rome and worked in the Congregation for Bishops, he was then in his home diocese of Deputy Head of the Secretariat for Catholic schools in the Vicar General and pastor of the Madonna del Castello Church in Swissvale. In 1994 he became pastor of the new parish of St. Peter and Paul in Franklin Park Borough.
Appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Sioux City in 1997, he received on 7 October 1997 by Bishop Donald Lawrence Soens episcopal ordination. Co-consecrators were the Bishop of Pittsburgh, Donald William Wuerl, and the bishop of La Crosse, Raymond Leo Burke. Since November 28, 1998 itself Bishop of Sioux City, he was on 16 January 2004 Coadjutor Bishop of Galveston - Houston and there 2006 Archbishop on February 28.
24 November 2007 it took Benedict XVI. as cardinal priest with the titular church Sant'Eusebio in the College of Cardinals. Cardinal DiNardo took part in the conclave in 2013 after Benedict XVI. resigned on 28 February 2013.
He is Grand Prior of the Lieutenancy of the United States South Western Equestrian Order of the Holy grave in Jerusalem.
Membership in the Roman Curia
Daniel Cardinal DiNardo is a member of the following institutions of the Roman Curia:
- Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People (since 2008)
- Pontifical Council for Culture (since 2009)
- 2008: Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic