- Written by Maria Huemmer, Communication Director, Texas Catholic Conference
October 26, 2012
Two Texas Bishops are on the ballot for United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee leadership positions.
Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston has been nominated for chairman-elect of the Committee on Divine Worship, which is responsible for all liturgy-related matters including overseeing preparation and approval of liturgical books and texts, providing leadership in liturgical formation and sacramental catechesis, and serving as a resources of the Bishops, their Offices of Worship, and their diocesan liturgical commissions.
Cardinal DiNardo’s expertise in this area includes his service as an advisor to the National Association of Pastoral Musicians and the Ad Hoc Committee Overseeing the Use of the Catechism for the USCCB. He currently chairs the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life activities.
Bishop Kevin J. Farrell of Dallas is a candidate for treasurer-elect of the Committee on Budget and Finance, an executive-level committee that oversees financial issues. His experience includes chairmanship of the USCCB Committee on National Collections, membership on the USCCB Committee on Budget and Finance, the USCCB Committee on Divine Worship, and the USCCB Task Force on Promotion of Vocation, and work as a consultant to the USCCB Committee on Migration.
Bishops are nominated by the USCCB Committee on Priorities and Plans.
The entire body of U.S. Bishops will vote on these offices, as well as 4 other committee chairman openings, at their Fall General Assembly on November 12-15 in Baltimore. To view a full listing of the positions and nominees, click here