Milwaukee's Catholic archbishop is reportedly a candidate to become the next president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
The USCCB will be choosing its next president to take over for Galveston-Houston Cardinal Daniel DiNardo. It will also decide a new vice president, currently Los Angeles Archbishop José Gómez.
Per American Catholic reporter Rocco Palmo:
Marked by several surprising figures, USCCB releases 10-man slate for November's election of next Prez/VP in Baltimore.— Rocco Palmo (@roccopalmo) October 9, 2019
Culled from nominations by the bench – each bishop can offer 3 names – these aren't the 10 most nominated, but the 10 most nominated *who accepted.* pic.twitter.com/x56GyQnwoI
Former Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy Dolan, now the Cardinal of New York, had the role for three years from 2010-13.
The USCCB's purpose, as described on its web site, is "to unify, coordinate, encourage, promote and carry on Catholic activities in the United States; to organize and conduct religious, charitable and social welfare work at home and abroad; to aid in education; to care for immigrants; and generally to enter into and promote by education, publication and direction the objects of its being."
Among its functions include formation of believers' conscience on various social and moral issues, along with directives on the Mass and other worship among the faithful.