.- With the approach of the U.S. bishops’ fall assembly, the nominations for five committee chairmanships of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have been announced.
The U.S. bishops will vote on the nominees at the USCCB General Assembly, which will take place Nov. 16-19 in Baltimore.
The nominees for the chairmanship of the Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations are Archbishop of St. Louis Robert J. Carlson and Bishop of Raleigh, North Carolina Michael F. Burbidge.
Archbishop of New Orleans Gregory M. Aymond and Archbishop of Detroit Allen H. Vigneron are the nominees to lead the Committee on Divine Worship.
Possible chairmen for the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development are Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton, Calif. and Bishop of Miami Frank J. Dewane.
Archbishop of Kansas City Joseph F. Naumann and Bishop of Harrisburg, Penn. Kevin Rhoades are nominees for the chairmanship of the Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth.
For the Committee on Migration, the nominees are Archbishop of San Antonio José H. Gomez and Bishop of Laredo, Texas James A. Tamayo.