CNA Staff, Nov 17, 2020 / 17:11 pm
Outgoing USCCB general secretary Monsignor Brian Bransfield on Tuesday praised the U.S. bishops whom he has served for the past 13 years, and offered a reflection on suffering and endurance in the spiritual life.
“You have taught me endurance, joy and hope,” Msgr. Bransfield said Nov. 17, praising the leadership of the bishops’ conference, both clerical and lay.
“I will be rooting for you, praying for you, and I will continue to be grateful to you for your sacred ministry,” he said.
Msgr. Bransfield has served as conference’s general secretary since 2016. The general secretary, who must be a priest, is responsible for overseeing staff, committees, and projects of the USCCB, and for facilitating dialogue between the U.S. bishops and offices of the Roman curia.