WASHINGTON (March 11, 1998) -- Daniel S. Mulhall, executive editor of Benziger Publishing Company, has been named the Representative for Catechesis and Multicultural Concerns in the U.S. Catholic Conference Department of Education effective in July.
He succeeds Sister Elaine McCarron, a Sister of Charity of Nazareth, who leaves the position at the end of July.
Mr. Mulhall holds a master of arts degree in Adult Christian Community Development from Regis College, Denver, a master of arts degree in theology from The Catholic University of America, and a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Bellarmine College, Louisville, Kentucky.
Since 1990 Mr. Mulhall has been an editor at Benziger Publishing with responsibility for developing and publishing educational materials for the religious market. His previous positions have included coordinator of adult religious education for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, director of vocation services for Claretian Missionaries, and coordinator of adult faith development and the catechumenate for the Diocese of Covington, Kentucky.
He has been published in Today's Parish and Christian Adulthood and has spoken regularly at the National Catholic Educational Association convention since 1990. He is married and has three children.
Msgr. Thomas J. McDade, U.S. Catholic Conference (USCC) Secretary for Education, praised Mr. Mulhall for his vast experience.
"I am delighted to welcome Daniel Mulhall to the Education Department," Msgr. McDade said. "His work with schools, dioceses and publishing bodes well for him in this new position. Catechesis is increasing in importance in today's society where people show a need for a deeply rooted foundation in faith. One also cannot underestimate the importance of multi-cultural awareness as the Church in this country faces the challenge of uniting many cultures in one belief while simultaneously respecting cultural differences."
Msgr. McDade commended Sister McCarron for her many contributions to the Education Department.
"With a fine sense of pedagogical and catechetical needs and contemporary society, Sister Elaine has contributed significantly to our office over the last eight years. We will miss her unique contributions as an enthusiastic staff member and a dedicated woman religious.
In addition to its office for Catechesis and Multicultural Concerns, the USCC Education Department includes offices for Higher Education and Campus Ministry, Catechesis and Leadership Development, Catholic Schools and Federal Assistance and Catholic School Parent Associations, and Ex corde Ecclesiae.