New York Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan was elected president of the U.S. bishops’ conference at 10am this morning. The vote was 128-111 on the third ballot, a runoff in which he defeated Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas of Tucson, Ariz., who served as USCCB vice president for the last three years.
Minutes later, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., was elected vice president of the conference on a third ballot in a runoff vote of 147 to 91 over Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Denver.
The Register’s archives are full of articles and interviews with Archbishop Dolan and Archbishop Kurtz. Here’s our selection to get to know the men who will lead the bishops’ conference for the next three years.
The Dolan-Kurtz connection: find out in this 2009 article.
Archbishop Timothy Dolan
The archbishop tackling controversial issues: Homosexuality and Holy Orders, plus Condoms, CRS and Dolan and the challenge he got from Milwaukee priests on priestly celibacy.
Archbishop Joseph Kurtz