The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, at their plenary meeting in Baltimore, have just elected a new chair of the Bishops’ Committee on Divine Worship. The new chair was to have been Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, but he has been elected USCCB vice-president. Two bishops agreed at the last minute to run: Bishop Serratelli and Archbishop Vigneron. The vote went to Saratelli, 114-112.

Bishop Arthur Serratelli of Paterson, NJ, has served as a member of the Committee on Divine Worship and Chairman of the Ad hoc Sub-Committee for the Review of Scripture Translations. He is also the Commissioner of the International Committee on English in the Liturgy (ICEL) and member of the Vox Clara Commission. Bishop Serratelli also serves on the Task Force for the Review of the Lectionary, Ad hoc Committee for the Review of the Catechism and the Ad hoc Committee for the Spanish Bible for the Church in America.