U.S. Bishops to Vote for New Chairman of Catholic Education, Chairmen-Elect of Five Other USCCB Committees at General Assembly in Baltimore

October 8, 2013 By Public Affairs Office
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will vote for the chairmanships of six of its committees during the bishops’ annual fall General Assembly, November 11-14, at the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott Hotel. A bishop elected to chair a USCCB committee serves as chairman-elect for one year before beginning a three-year term as chairman.

The following bishops were nominated for chairmanships of the following committees:

Canonical Affairs and Church Governance
•  Coadjutor Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda of Newark, New Jersey
•  Bishop Joseph N. Perry, auxiliary bishop of Chicago

Catholic Education
•  Archbishop George J. Lucas of Omaha, Nebraska
•  Bishop George V. Murry, SJ, of Youngstown, Ohio

Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs
•  Bishop Arthur L. Kennedy, auxiliary bishop of Boston
•  Bishop Mitchell Thomas Rozanski, auxiliary bishop of Baltimore

Evangelization and Catechesis
•  Bishop John O. Barres of Allentown, Pennsylvania
•  Bishop Leonard P. Blair of Toledo, Ohio

International Justice and Peace
•  Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, New Mexico
•  Bishop David J. Malloy of Rockford, Illinois

Child and Youth Protection
•  Bishop Edward J. Burns of Juneau, Alaska
•  Bishop Robert J. Cunningham of Syracuse, New York

The bishop elected to the Committee on Catholic Education will begin his term as chairman at the conclusion of the meeting, November 14. The late Bishop Joseph P. McFadden of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, chaired that committee until his death on May 2. Archbishop Lucas was subsequently named interim chairman.

The bishops also will elect their new president and vice president from a slate of 10 bishops nominated in advance of the meeting. The new president and vice president will begin their three-year terms at the conclusion of the meeting. The bishops will also elect new board members of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc. (CLINIC) and Catholic Relief Services (CRS).

More information on the agenda is available online: www.usccb.org/news/2013/13-179.cfm

Coverage of the bishops’ meeting is open to credentialed media. Sessions open to the media will be Monday, November 11, and Tuesday, November 12. There will be media conferenced after all open sessions. Reporters seeking to cover the meeting can download a credential application form at: www.usccb.org/about/media-relations/upload/application-news-media-credentials.pdf and submit it by November 1 via email to USCCB Media Relations, fax to (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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