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Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development

The committee assists the bishops, both collectively and individually, in advancing the social mission of the Church, within a culturally diverse community, through education, poverty awareness, capacity- and constituency-building, outreach, policy development, advocacy, and the organization of low-income communities. The committee advises the bishops on issues of human dignity, development, and poverty.

This mandate includes the following areas of responsibility: Domestic policy and advocacy, Catholic social teaching education outreach to dioceses and Catholic social mission organizations, and the Church's domestic anti-poverty effort, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development—including the Campaign's grant making, poverty awareness initiatives, and resource development activities.

Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development: Mandate and Goals

Committee Members

Most Reverend Stephen E. Blaire
Bishop of Stockton

Most Reverend William F. Murphy
Bishop of Rockville Centre

Most Reverend Thomas G. Wenski
Archbishop of Miami

Most Reverend Ricardo Ramírez, CSB
Bishop Emeritus of Las Cruces

Most Reverend Gregory M. Aymond
Archbishop of New Orleans

Most Reverend Jaime Soto
Bishop of Sacramento

Most Reverend Robert W. McElroy
Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco

Most Reverend David A. Zubik
Bishop of Pittsburgh

Most Reverend Gustavo Garcia-Siller, MSpS
Archbishop of San Antonio

Most Reverend Richard E. Pates
Bishop of Des Moines

Most Reverend Martin D. Holley
Auxiliary Bishop of Washington




Mr. Ray Boshara
Senior Advisor
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Sr. Miriam Mitchell, SHSp
Sisters of the Holy Spirit and Mary Immaculate

Ms. Meghan Clark, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Moral Theology
St. John's University

Mr. John Sweeney
President Emeritus

Mr. John H. Garvey, Esq.
The Catholic University of America

Mayor Anthony A. Williams
Executive Director, Government Practice
Corporate Executive Board

Mr. Morgan McGrath
Head of International Banking/Commercial Bank
J.P. Morgan Chase Bank




Mr. James Ennis
Executive Director
National Catholic Rural Life Conference

Sr. Janet Mock, CSJ
Executive Director
Leadership Conference of Women Religious

Mr. Patrick O'Bryan
ROUNDTABLE Association

Reverend John A. Pavlik, OFMCap.
Executive Director
Conference of Major Superiors of Men

Mr. Edward "Ned" Dolejsi
Executive Director
California Catholic Conference

Reverend Larry Snyder
Catholic Charities USA

Sr. Carol Keehan, DC
The Catholic Health Association of the United States




Director, Domestic Social Development
Poverty, Health Care

Ms. Cecilia Calvo
Project Coordinator, Environmental Justice Program/Climate Change

Mr. Anthony Granado
Policy Advisor, Nutrition, Agriculture, Rural, Civil Rights, Death Penalty

Ms. Elizabeth Dietz
Administrative Staff

Mr. Tom Mulloy
Policy Advisor, Economy, Labor, Housing, Welfare

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