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Committee on Communications


Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington


Most Reverend John Michael Botean, Bishop of Eparchy of St. George in Canton for the Romanians
Most Reverend Daniel F. Flores, Bishop of Brownsville
Most Reverend Daniel E. Garcia,  Bishop of Monterey
Most Reverend Joel M. Konzen, Auxiliary Bishop of Atlanta
Most Reverend John J. McIntyre, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelpia
Most Reverend Gregory L. Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg
Most Reverend Robert P. Reed, Auxiliary Bishop of Boston
Most Reverend John C. Wester, Archbishop of Santa Fe


Mr. Phil Alongi, Alongi Media Solutions
Mr. Sean Caine, Archdiocese of Baltimore
Mrs. Sarah McDonald, Archdiocese of New Orleans
Ms. Amy Mitchell, Pew Research Center

Subcommittee on the Catholic Communication Campaign

Department of Communications

Under the direction of the Chief Communications Officer, staff for the Communications Department are grouped into five teams (offices) with specific areas of expertise to ensure that the broad communication needs of the USCCB are coordinated and implemented in an organic and collaborative manner. Each team or office has key areas of responsibility that support and facilitate the work of not only the other Communication teams but the entire work of the USCCB.

The office of the Chief Communications Officer  is responsible for coordination of system operations, project management and overall collaboration with other USCCB offices, with the Communications Committee and with national and international collaborators.

Catholic News Service is the USCCB's news and information service providing news stories, features and reviews to paying clients that are both secular and religious news outlets.CNS manages the Origins Documentary Service, an images service and other features requested by their clients. 

Creative Services Office provides writing, editorial, design, and production services (digital, print, audio, video, Web) in the development of resources by USCCB Committees and offices.

Marketing and Episcopal Resources is responsible for creating, marketing, promoting and coordinating the distribution of the digital and print resources of the USCCB along with developing and managing client and customer relationships of the Communications Department. This team is responsible for developing new business and markets for USCCB resources.

Public Affairs Office is responsible for all relationships with the secular and religious news media by providing information about the USCCB and its programs and activities to both the news media and the general public.This office also has responsibility for effective strategy development and coordination of the USCCB's social media outreach.



James Rogers,  Chief Communications Officer
Greg Erlandson, Editor-in-Chief, Catholic News Service
David Felber, Director, Creative Services
Mary McDonald, Director, Marketing and Episcopal Resources
Chieko Noguchi,  Director, Public Affairs
Patricia Ryan Garcia, Director, Operations & Catholic Communication Campaign

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