Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development
The committee assists the bishops, both collectively and individually, in advancing the social mission of the Church, with 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
Who We Are
- Committee Members
Most Reverend Paul S. Coakley
Archbishop of Oklahoma City
Most Reverend Borys Gudziak
Archbishop of Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia
Most Reverend Frank J. Dewane
Bishop of Venice
Most Reverend Mario E. Dorsonville
Auxiliary Bishop of Washington
Most Reverend Shelton J. Fabre
Bishop of Houma-Thibodaux
Most Reverend David J. Malloy
Bishop of Rockford
Most Reverend David G. O'Connell
Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles
Most Reverend Richard E. Pates
Bishop Emeritus of Des Moines
Most Reverend Timothy C. Senior
Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia
Most Reverend David P. Talley
Bishop of Memphis
Most Reverend James S. Wall
Bishop of Gallup
Most Reverend Thomas G. Wenski
Archbishop of Miami
Mr. Ray Boshara
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Dr. Joseph P. Kaboski
David F. and Erin F. Seng Foundation Professor of Economics
University of Notre Dame
Dr. Michael J. Naughton
Moss Chair in Catholic Social Thought
Director, John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought, University of St. Thomas
Ms. Debra Soltis, Esq.
Kiyonaga & Soltis, P.C.
Dr. W. Bradford Wilcox
Director, National Marriage Project
Director, Graduate Studies, Sociology Department and Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Virginia
Sr. Mary Christine Cremin, R.S.M.
Council of Major Superior of Women Religious
Mr. James Ennis
National Catholic Rural Life Conference
Mr. Jason D. Hall
Catholic Conference of Kentucky
Sr. Mary Haddad, R.S.M.
The Catholic Health Association of the United States
Sr. Donna Markham, O.P., Ph.D.
Catholic Charities USA
Very Reverend Mark Padrez, O.P.
Conference of Major Superiors of Men
Sr. Carol Zinn, S.S.J., Ph.D.
Leadership Conference of Women Religious
Tax and Financial Regulation, Native American Issues
Domestic Poverty and Income Support, Gun Violence, Housing, Payday Lending, Healthcare, Hunger and Nutrition, Agriculture and Rural Development, Agriculture Labor, Farm Bill
Death Penalty, Criminal Justice, U.S.-Mexico Border, Mental and Behavioral Health, Labor, Civil Rights, Trade, and Human Trafficking
DSD Staff Assistant