WASHINGTON (April 7, 2000) -- The Reverend Monsignor David J. Malloy has been appointed Associate General Secretary of the Catholic Bishops' Conference in the United States. He is currently serving in the Prefecture of the Papal Household in the Vatican.
The appointment, which is effective January 15, 2001, was made by the Conference's General Secretary-elect, Monsignor William P. Fay.
David J. Malloy was born February 3, 1956, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of David and Mary Malloy. His father is deceased.
He studied for the priesthood at St. Francis de Sales Seminary, Milwaukee, and the North American College, Rome, and was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee on July 1, 1983.
After serving as an associate pastor, he studied at the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, in preparation for service in the papal diplomatic corps.
While in the diplomatic corps, he served as secretary to the apostolic nunciatures in Pakistan and Syria. He also served as secretary to the Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations in New York.
Monsignor Malloy holds a doctorate in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, as well as a license in canon law from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas (the Angelicum), also in Rome. He is fluent in Italian, French, and Spanish.
His duties at the Bishops' Conference will involve supervision of about one third of the departments, offices, and secretariats of the Conference. He will also act as liaison to several outside groups affiliated with the Conference, and he will join two other associate general secretaries in advising the General Secretary in matters of supervision and administration.
In announcing the appointment, Monsignor Fay thanked Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland, OSB, of Milwaukee for his generosity in releasing Monsignor Malloy to work for the Conference.
Monsignor Fay said that he looked forward to working closely with Monsignor Malloy.
"Those who know you speak well of your love of the Church and the many gifts that you bring to the work the Lord has given you," Monsignor Fay told him in the letter of appointment.
Archbishop Weakland described Monsignor Malloy as "a solid priest and churchman," adding that he "will be most zealous in his service" to the Conference.