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The committee assists the bishops, both collectively and individually, in advancing the social mission of the Church, within a culturally diverse community, through education, poverty awareness, capacity- and constituency-building, outreach, policy development, advocacy, and the organization of low-income communities. The committee advises the bishops on issues of human dignity, development, and poverty.
This mandate includes the following areas of responsibility: Domestic policy and advocacy, Catholic social teaching education outreach to dioceses and Catholic social mission organizations, and the Church's domestic anti-poverty effort, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development—including the Campaign's grant making, poverty awareness initiatives, and resource development activities.
Most Reverend Frank J. Dewane
Bishop of Venice
Most Reverend Paul S. Coakley
Archbishop of Oklahoma City
Most Reverend Michael C. Barber, SJ
Bishop of Oakland
Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput
Archbishop of Philadelphia
Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio
Bishop of Brooklyn
Most Reverend Robert W. McElroy
Bishop of San Diego
Most Reverend Jaime Soto
Bishop of Sacramento
Most Reverend Dennis J. Sullivan
Bishop of Camden
Most Reverend David P. Talley
Bishop of Memphis
Most Reverend Thomas G. Wenski
Archbishop of Miami
Most Reverend Samuel J. Aquila
Archbishop of Denver
Most Reverend Oscar Cantú
Coadjutor Bishop of San Jose
Most Reverend Joe D. Vásquez
Bishop of Austin
Most Reverend David P. Zubik
Bishop of Pittsburgh
Mr. Ray Boshara
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Mr. John H. Garvey, Esq.
The Catholic University of America
Dr. Joseph P. Kaboski
David F. and Erin F. Seng Foundation Professor of Economics
University of Notre Dame
Dr. Michael J. Naughton
Moss Chair in Catholic Social Thought
Director, John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought, University of St. Thomas
Ms. Debra Soltis, Esq.
Kiyonaga & Soltis, P.C.
Dr. W. Bradford Wilcox
Director, National Marriage Project
Director, Graduate Studies, Sociology Department and Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Virginia
Mr. James Ennis
National Catholic Rural Life Conference
Mr. Jason D. Hall
Catholic Conference of Kentucky
Sr. Mary Haddad, R.S.M.
The Catholic Health Association of the United States
Sr. Donna Markham, O.P., Ph.D.
Catholic Charities USA
Very Reverend Mark Padrez, O.P.
Conference of Major Superiors of Men
Sr. Joan Marie Steadman, C.S.C.
Leadership Conference of Women Religious
Sr. Marie Bernadette Thompson, O.P.
Council of Major Superior of Women Religious
Hunger and Nutrition, Agriculture, Agriculture Labor, Farm Bill, Argriculture Appropriations, Rural Development, Religious Liberty-Domestic Policy, Trade, U.S.-Mexico Border
Domestic Poverty and Income Support, Menal and Behavioral Health, Affordable Housing, Census, Native American Issues, Payday Lending, Healthcare
Financial Regulation, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice Reform, Gun Violence, Death Penalty, Labor, Tax Policy
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