November 21, 2017

CEP Chairman Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz Elected Chairman of the USCCB Committee for Religious Liberty

This past Tuesday, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) gathered in Baltimore for the 2017 General Assembly to elect several positions. Among these electees is CEP’s Chairman, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, who was elected as chairman of the Committee for Religious Liberty.

This is not Archbishop Kurtz’s first time serving on a board. Archbishop Kurtz has served on the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference and as the president of the board of directors of the Catholic Social Agency. He has also had extensive experience with the USCCB, having served as Vice President of the USCCB from 2010 to 2013, as the President from 2013 to 2016, and in those capacities also served as a member of the Conference’s executive and administrative committees.

Presently, in addition to serving as the chairman of CEP, Archbishop Kurtz is on the Board of Trustees of the Catholic University of America, the Board of Directors of the National Catholic Bioethics Center, Episcopal Moderator for the National Catholic Partnership on Disability, and he serves on the Bishops Committee for Teens Encounter Christ (TEC Conference). He also serves as a member of the Council for the National Catholic School of Social Service at Catholic University.

Catholic Education Partners is honored to have Archbishop Kurtz as chairman of its board and to help further religious liberty through parental choice in education.

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