WASHINGTON---Bishop John J. Leibrecht of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Mo., has named six other bishops and one new lay member to assist him as Chairman of the Bishops' Committee on the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). The new, 15-member committee will meet for the first time here March 22.
Bishop Leibrecht was elected to a three-year term as CCHD committee chairman at the U.S. bishops' general meeting last November. The bishops also selected Bishop Joseph H. Hart of Cheyenne, Wyo., for the CCHD committee as their elected member.
The seven newly-appointed committee members are: Bishop Norbert M. Dorsey, CP, of Orlando, Fla., Bishop Howard J. Hubbard of Albany, N.Y., Bishop Sean P. O'Malley, OFMCap., of Fall River, Mass., Bishop Raymundo J. Peņa of Brownsville, Texas, Bishop Carlos A. Sevilla, SJ, of Yakima, Wash., Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Perry of Chicago, and Dr. Kathleen Maas Weigert of Notre Dame, Ind.
Lay and religious members who will continue to serve on the committee include Ms. Maureen Geddes of Minneapolis, Ms. Donna M. Hanson of Spokane, Dr. William A. Mason of Cleveland, Ms. Kerry Robinson of New Haven, Ms. Delena Stephens of Jacksonville, and Sister Consuelo Tovar, DC, of Albuquerque, N.M.
The immediate past committee chairman is Bishop Ricardo Ramirez, CSB, of Las Cruces, N.M. Bishop Placido Rodriguez, CMF, of Lubbock, Texas, is the retiring elected delegate.
The permanent U.S. Catholic Conference CCHD Committee has the overall responsibility for CCHD's activities, including setting policy and making final funding decisions.
For additional information, contact Barbara Stephenson, CCHD, (202) 541-3364, firstname.lastname@example.org