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Baltimore, Md., Nov 14, 2018 / 09:42 am (CNA).- On Wednesday morning, the U.S. bishops voted on a slate of positions and committee chairs for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The votes were originally scheduled to be taken Thursday morning but moved up the schedule following a forecast for adverse weather.
On the ballot were candidates for the chairman of the Committee on Catholic Education, as well as the chairmen-elect of five other committees: Clergy, Consecrated Life, and Vocations; Divine Worship; Domestic Justice and Human Development; Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth; and Migration.
Serves - Year - Chairman - Role - Term
The chairman-elect serves for one year shadowing the current chairman before assuming the role for a three-year term of office.
The bishops elected Bishop Michael Barber of Oakland to serve as chairman of the Committee on Catholic Education. Barber has previously served as the Director of the School of Pastoral Leadership in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. He will replace Bishop John Quinn. Quinn had been serving as interim-chair of the committee following the departure of Bishop George Murry, who resigned following a diagnosis of leukemia.
Archbishop - Paul - Etienne - Chairman - Committee
Archbishop Paul Etienne was elected Chairman of the Committee on National Collections.
Bishop James Checcio of Metuchen was elected as the chairman-elect of the Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life, and Vocations. He takes over from Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark.
Archbishop - Paul - Coakley - Oklahoma - City
Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City was elected to lead the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development.
There was a tie in the election to name a successor to Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia as chairman of the Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth. Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco and Bishop John Doerfler of Marquette each received 125-125 votes.
Archbishop - Cordileone - Winner - Virtue - Bishop
Archbishop Cordileone was declared the winner by virtue of being the bishop senior in consecration.
Washington, D.C. auxiliary Bishop Mario Dorsonville-Rodriguez was elected...
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