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U.S. Bishops to Meet November 15-18 in Baltimore, Will Elect Officers and Chairs-Elect of Six Committees

September 16, 2010

WASHINGTON — The annual Fall General Assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will be November 15-18, at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel.

During the meeting, the body of bishops will vote for the chairmen-elect of six committees, as well as the treasurer-elect of the Conference.

The following bishops were nominated for these positions:

Committee on Canonical Affairs and Church Governance

  • Most Reverend Timothy Broglio, Archbishop for the Military Services
  • Most Reverend Randolph R. Calvo, Bishop of Reno, Nevada

Committee on Catholic Education

  • Most Reverend Joseph P. McFadden, Bishop of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Most Reverend David O’Connell, Coadjutor Bishop of Trenton, New Jersey

Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs

  • Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Lexington, Kentucky
  • Most Reverend Denis J. Madden, Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore

Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis

  • Most Reverend Paul Coakley, Bishop of Salina, Kansas
  • Most Reverend David L. Ricken, Bishop of Green Bay, Wisconsin

Committee on International Justice and Peace

  • Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, New York
  • Most Reverend Edwin F. O’Brien, Archbishop of Baltimore

Committee on Child and Youth Protection

  • Most Reverend R. Daniel Conlon, Bishop of Steubenville, Ohio
  • Most Reverend Patrick J. Zurek, Bishop of Amarillo, Texas

Conference Treasurer

  • Most Reverend Paul J. Bradley, Bishop of Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Most Reverend Michael J. Bransfield, Bishop of Wheeling-Charlston, West Virginia

The bishops will also elect the next president, vice-president and general secretary of the USCCB.

Coverage of the assembly is open to credentialed media. Sessions open to the media will be Monday, November 15, and Tuesday, November 16. There will be media conferences after all open sessions. Reporters seeking to cover the meeting can download a credential application form and submit it by November 5, by fax (202-541-3173) or mail to:

November Meeting Credentials
Office of Media Relations
3211 4th St. NE
Washington, DC 20017-1194


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