WASHINGTON (March 26, 1997) —- A useful new tool for identifying and locating members of the Catholic hierarchy in the United States is now available from the U.S. Catholic Conference's Department of Communications.
The 1997 Membership Photo Directory of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops/U.S. Catholic Conference includes photos of the 397 U.S. Cardinals, Archbishops, and Bishops, together with biographical information, mailing addresses, office phone and fax numbers, and where available, their e-mail addresses. It also includes listings for the NCCB/USCC committees on which the Bishops serve.
The directory combines the annual membership directory and its committee listings prepared by the NCCB/USCC General Secretariat with the photo directory previously published from time to time by Our Sunday Visitor, Inc., of Huntington, Indiana. A new feature added to the directory is an alphabetical listing of dioceses and archdioceses with the active Bishops currently assigned to each.
Three NCCB/USCC departments were involved in the preparation of the directory: the General Secretariat oversaw sections regarding committee assignments, regional listings, and seniority; Management Information Services provided technical and data entry support; and Communications prepared biographical citations and was responsible for overall coordination.
The directory is available for $19.95 each (plus $3.50 postage and handling for the first four directories). To place an order, contact the Department of Communications at 202-541-3200.