National Directory



the revision of the 1984 Guidelines . He named Most Rev. Howard J. Hubbard, DD, and Most Rev. William E. Lori, STD, members of the committee, as co-chairmen for the revision. He appointed Rev. Msgr. Theodore W. Kraus, PhD, past president of the National Association of Diaconate Directors, to serve as the project director.The members of both subcommittees brought varied professional and personal experience to the work and were representative of the geographic, cultural, and social profile of the Church in the United States of America. 45 Their work was assisted by Rev. Kevin Irwin, STD, theological consultant to the committee; Rev. Msgr. William A. Varvaro, STL, JCD, canonical consultant; and Deacon John Pistone, then Executive Director of the Secretariat for the Diaconate, NCCB. In November 1998, Most Rev. Gerald F. Kicanas, STL, PhD, was elected by the conference as chairman of the committee. He invited Cardinal Adam Maida, JCL, JD, STL, and Most Rev. Donald W. Wuerl, STD, to assist the committee as episcopal consultants in furthering the development of the document. Extensive consultation with the bishops and the major superiors of men religious, as well as diocesan directors of the diaconate and the executives of national diaconate organizations, pre ceded the approval of the document by the NCCB at its general meeting in June 2000. In November 2001, Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino, STD, was elected by the conference as chairman of the committee. Under his chairmanship, the committee revised the document in response to the observations received in March 2002 from the Congregation for Catholic Education and the Congregation for the Clergy.The document was then approved by the USCCB at its general meeting in June 2003. 14. In January 2013, the USCCB’s Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life, and Vocations (CCLV), under the chairmanship of the Most Rev. Robert Carlson, asked the Committee on Canonical Affairs and Church Governance and the National Association of Diaconate Directors to review the first edition of the National Directory and give recommen dations for changes to the text. Following its review of these recom mendations, CCLV consulted with the body of bishops, who discussed the National Directory at their November 2013 regional meetings. Following this consultation, CCLV recommended that the USCCB

Made with FlippingBook - Online Brochure Maker