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Who We Are

 

Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth (2017-2019)

Chairman

Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone, Chairman-Elect
Archbishop of San Francisco

Members

Most Rev. Edward J. Burns
Bishop of Dallas

Most Rev. James D. Conley
Bishop of Lincoln

Most Rev. David A. Konderla
Bishop of Tulsa

Most Rev. Thomas J. Paprocki
Bishop of Springfield in Illinois

Most Rev. Edward M. Rice
Bishop of Springfield-Cape Girardeau

Most Rev. Jorge H. Rodriguez
Auxiliary Bishop of Denver

Most Rev. Alexander K. Sample
Archbishop of Portland in Oregon

Consultants

Ms. Diana Hancharenko

Mrs. Mary Rice Hasson

Mrs. Alice Hasson

Dr. Timothy O'Malley

Mr. Enrique Soros

Mr. Chris Stefanick

Staff of the Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth

 

Dominic Lombardi, STL
Executive Director

Tim Roder
Associate Director, Promotion & Defense of Marriage

Theresa Notare, PhD
Assistant Director, Natural Family Planning Program

Julia Dezelski
Assistant Director, Marriage and Family Life, Laity

Paul Jarzembowski
Assistant Director, Youth and Young Adult Ministries, Lay Ecclesial Ministry

Robert Vega
Policy Advisor, Promotion & Defense of Marriage

Vacant
Program Specialist, Promotion & Defense of Marriage

Theresa Higson-Lewis
Program Assistant

Mary Grace Zwilling
Staff Assistant

Contact staff at laity@usccb.org or 202-541-3040 


 

Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage

The Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage assists the bishops and State Catholic Conferences in promoting and defending the authentic teaching of the Church regarding the nature of marriage as a covenant between one man and one woman directed to the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of children. 


The mandate of the Subcommittee includes both catechesis/education and public policy advocacy. The Subcommittee is grateful for the generous support and solidarity of the Knights of Columbus.

Chairman

Most Rev. David A. Konderla
Bishop of Tulsa

Members

Most Rev. Mario A. Avilés
Auxiliary Bishop of Brownsville

Most Rev. Liam Cary
Bishop of Baker

Most Rev. Joseph R. Kopcaz
Bishop of Jackson

Most Rev. Daniel H. Mueggenborg
Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle

Most Rev. Joseph F. Naumann
Auxiliary Bishop of Kansas City in Kansas

Most Rev. Charles C. Thompson
Archbishop of Indianapolis

Most Rev. David J. Walkowiak
Bishop of Grand Rapids

Most Rev. Chad W. Zielinksi
Bishop of Fairbanks

Consultants

Mr. Carl A. Anderson

Fr. Philip Bochanski

Ms. Anna Halpine

Paul W. Hruz, M.D, Ph.D.

Dr. Edward Sri

Mr. Chuck Weber

Staff

Tim Roder
Associate Director, Promotion & Defense of Marriage

Robert Vega
Policy Advisor

Vacant
Program Specialist

Contact staff at defenseofmarriage@usccb.org or 202-541-3040



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