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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
Most Reverend Thomas G. Wenski
Archbishop of Miami
Most Reverend Stephen E. Blaire
Bishop of Stockton
Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio
Bishop of Brooklyn
Most Reverend Robert W. McElroy
Bishop of San Diego
Most Reverend Jaime Soto
Bishop of Sacramento
Most Reverend Dennis J. Sullivan
Bishop of Camden
Mr. Ray Boshara
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Mr. John H. Garvey, Esq.
The Catholic University of America
Dr. Michael J. Naughton
Moss Chair in Catholic Social Thought
Director, John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought, University of St. Thomas
Dr. W. Bradford Wilcox
Director, National Marriage Project
Director, Graduate Studies, Sociology Department and Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Virginia
Dr. Joseph P. Kaboski
David F. and Erin F. Seng Foundation Professor of Economics
University of Notre Dame
Mr. James Ennis
National Catholic Rural Life Conference
Sr. Carol Keehan, D.C.
The Catholic Health Association of the United States
Ms. Jennifer Kraska
Colorado Catholic Conference
Sr. Joan Marie Steadman, C.S.C.
Leadership Conference of Women Religious
Reverend John A. Pavlik, O.F.M. Cap.
Conference of Major Superiors of Men
Sr. Donna Markham, O.P., Ph.D.
Catholic Charities USA
Sr Marie Bernadette Thompson, O.P.
Council of Major Superior of Women Religious
Economy/Trade, Housing, Border Issues, Healthcare/Mental Health, Social Services in Educational Settings
Criminal/Restorative Justice, Death Penalty, Labor/Work, Welfare Programs, Human Trafficking, Gun Violence
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