The U.S. bishops Nov. 12 chose a treasurer-elect, along with the chairmen-elect of five committees and new members of the board of Catholic Relief Services, during the first day of their annual fall general assembly in Baltimore.
In electronic voting Nov. 12, members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops elected Bishop Kevin J. Farrell of Dallas, treasurer-elect for the Committee on Budget and Finance, over Bishop Robert J. Cunningham of Syracuse, N.Y., in a 123-113 vote.
They also chose chairmen-elect, who will serve for a year alongside the current chairmen before taking charge of the committees next November for a three-year term.
-- Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of Raleigh, N.C., chairman-elect of the Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations, over Bishop David A. Zubik of Pittsburgh, 167-72.
-- Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, chairman-elect of the Committee on Divine Worship, over Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron of Detroit, 122-115.
-- Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami, chairman-elect of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, over Auxiliary Bishop Robert W. McElroy of San Francisco, 144-95.
-- Bishop Richard J. Malone of Buffalo, N.Y. (and current administrator of the Diocese of Portland, Maine), chairman-elect of the Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, over Bishop Paul J. Bradley of Kalamazoo, Mich., 148-90.
-- Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio L. Elizondo of Seattle, chairman-elect of the Committee on Migration, over Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn, N.Y., 122-117.
Bishops elected to the board of CRS, the U.S. church's overseas relief and development agency, board were: Bishop Malone of Buffalo; Bishop Joseph R. Cistone of Saginaw, Mich.; Maronite Bishop Gregory J. Mansour of St. Maron of Brooklyn; and Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli of Paterson, N.J.