Committee on Catholic Education

The Committee provides guidance for the educational mission of the Church in the United States in all its institutional settings. The Committee on Catholic Education guides, directs, and coordinates this task, working closely with the Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis. The scope of the committee’s work includes Catholic elementary and secondary schools, Catholic colleges and universities, and college campus ministry. The committee advocates for federal public policies in education that are consistent with Catholic values and that uphold parental rights and responsibilities regarding education.


Most Reverend Michael C. Barber, SJ

Diocese of Oakland


Bishop Clarence (Larry) Silva

Diocese of Honolulu

Bishop Mario A. Aviles, C.O.

Diocese of Brownsville

Bishop Thomas Daly

Diocese of Spokane

Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville-Rodriguez

Bishop Gerald Kicanas

Bishop James Massa

Bishop John Quinn

Bishop Donald Hying

Archdiocese of Washington

Bishop Emeritus of Tucson

Diocese of Brooklyn

Diocese of Winona-Rochester

Diocese of Gary


Reverend James Heft, S.M.

Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies

Ms. Juliana Coppa

Brother Robert J. Wickman, F.S.C.



Dr. Tim Uhl

Fr. Dennis Holtschneider, C.M.

Sr. Anna Laura Karp, O.P.

Ms. Kim Vercauteren


La Salle Brothers' Community

National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)

Montana Catholic Schools

Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)

St. Cecilia Academy

Wisconsin Catholic Conference


Ms. Mary Pat Donoghue

Executive Director, Secretariat of Catholic Education

Ms. Jennifer Daniels

Associate Director for Public Policy, Secretariat of Catholic Education

Dr. Marc J. DelMonico

Assistant Director for Certification of Ecclesial Ministry and Service, Secretariat of Catholic Education

Ms. Barbara Humphrey McCrabb

Assistant Director for Higher Education, Secretariat of Catholic Education