The following comes from a Nov. 14 posting on the Catholic News Agency.

Meeting in Baltimore for their annual fall meeting, the U.S. bishops have selected their choices for delegates to next year’s Synod on the Family, sources have confirmed to CNA.

The delegates, in order of election, are: Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, president of the U.S. bishops’ conference; Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia, who is hosting the 2015 World Meeting of Families; Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, the bishops’ conference vice president; and Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, the highest-ranking Hispanic bishop in the country, who leads the nation’s largest diocese.

The two alternates elected are Archbishop-designate Blase Cupich, who will soon be installed in Chicago, and Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, who heads the U.S. bishops’ defense and promotion of marriage subcommittee.

After being elected, the delegates’ names will be sent to the Vatican for approval.

If confirmed, the delegates will participate in the 2015 Synod on the Family, a global meeting of bishops to be held next October in Rome. That synod will follow one that was previously completed this year, discussing a wide variety of matters related to marriage and family across the globe….

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