Bishop Joseph Perry to Serve as Chairman of U.S. Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism

WASHINGTON - Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has appointed Bishop Joseph N. Perry, auxiliary bishop of Chicago, to serve as the next chairman of the USCCB’s Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism. Bishop Perry succeeds Archbishop Shelton J. Fabre of Louisville who has served two terms as chairman.

The Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism was created in 2017 by then-Conference president, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo to address the sin of racism and the urgent need to come together to find solutions. The committee was formed upon the unanimous recommendation of the USCCB’s Executive Committee, and in consultation with members of the USCCB’s Committee on Priorities and Plans. The Ad Hoc Committee chairman is appointed by the president of the Conference in consultation with the USCCB’s Executive Committee.

Cardinal DiNardo appointed Bishop George V. Murry, SJ as the committee’s first chairman, and Archbishop Fabre was appointed chairman in 2018 when he was bishop of Houma-Thibodaux. He was named Archbishop of Louisville in March 2022 and recently requested that a new chair be named. Read more about the work of the Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism here.


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