Friday, September 17, 2010

AMERICA: USA: US BISHOPS TO MEET ON NOV. 15 FOR ELECTIONS

USCCB REPORT: U.S. Bishops to Meet November 15-18 in Baltimore, Will Elect Officers and Chairs-Elect of Six Committees
WASHINGTON—The annual Fall General Assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will be November 15-18, at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel.During the meeting, the body of bishops will vote for the chairmen-elect of six committees, as well as the treasurer of the Conference.
The following bishops were nominated for these positions:
Committee on Canonical Affairs and Church Governance
Most Reverend Timothy Broglio, Archbishop for the Military Services
Most Reverend Randolph R. Calvo, Bishop of Reno, Nevada
Committee on Catholic Education
Most Reverend Joseph P. McFadden, Bishop of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Most Reverend David O’Connell, Coadjutor Bishop of Trenton, New Jersey
Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs
Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Lexington, Kentucky
Most Reverend Denis J. Madden, Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore
Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis
Most Reverend Paul Coakley, Bishop of Salina, Kansas
Most Reverend David L. Ricken, Bishop of Green Bay, Wisconsin
Committee on International Justice and Peace
Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, New York
Most Reverend Edwin F. O’Brien, Archbishop of Baltimore
Committee on Child and Youth Protection
Most Reverend R. Daniel Conlon, Bishop of Steubenville, Ohio
Most Reverend Patrick J. Zurek, Bishop of Amarillo, Texas
Conference Treasurer
Most Reverend Paul J. Bradley, Bishop of Kalamazoo, Michigan
Most Reverend Michael J. Bransfield, Bishop of Wheeling-Charlston, West Virginia
The bishops will also elect the next president and vice-president of the USCCB. The nominees for these posts will be chosen at the assembly.
Coverage of the assembly is open to credentialed media. Sessions open to the media will be Monday, November 15, and Tuesday, November 16. There will be media conferences after all open sessions. Reporters seeking to cover the meeting can download a credential application form at: www.usccb.org/comm/credentialform.pdf and submit it by November 5, by fax (202-541-3173) or mail to: November Meeting CredentialsOffice of Media Relations3211 4th St. NEWashington, DC 20017-1194
http://www.usccb.org/comm/archives/2010/10-160.shtml

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