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
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