Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Here Come the Chairs

Taken on paper ballots due to the electronic system's being on the fritz, the results are....

Conference Secretary:
Bishop Stephen Blaire of Stockton: 69
Bishop George Murry SJ of Youngstown: 150

National Collections:
Bishop Michael Bransfield of Wheeling-Charleston: 84
Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas: 139

Cultural Diversity:
Coadjutor Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento: 134
Bishop Terry Steib SVD of Memphis: 92

Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-St Joseph: 97
Auxiliary Bishop Gabino Zavala of Los Angeles: 129

Pro-Life Activities:
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston: 165
Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City-St Joseph: 59

Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington: 140
Bishop Jerome Listecki of LaCrosse: 85

Now chairs- (and secretary-)elect, the winners will spend the next year transitioning into the posts, formally taking their respective slots at next year's November Meeting, except for Bishop Murry, who's served as conference secretary since last year, when he was elected to fill out the remainder of Bishop Gerald Kicanas' term on the latter's election to the vice-presidency.