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Common Ground committee members

Cardinal Joseph Bernardin of Chicago asked eight bishops and 16 priests, nuns and laypersons to serve on an advisory committee for the Catholic Common Ground Project.

The bishops are: Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles; Archbishop Oscar Lipscomb of Mobile, Ala.; Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk of Cincinnati; Archbishop Rembert Weakland of Milwaukee; Bishop James Malone, retired bishop of Youngstown, Ohio; Bishop Ricardo Ramirez of Las Cruces, N.M.; and Bishop Edward O'Donnell of Lafayette, La.

Other members are: Msgr. Philip Murnion, director of the National Pastoral Life Center in New York and cosponsor of the project; Robert P. Casey, former governor of Pennsylvania; Jesuit Fr. Brian Daley, theology professor at the University of Notre Dame; Thomas Donnelly, attorney and philanthropist in Pittsburgh; Fr. Virgilio Elizondo, founder of the Mexican-American Cultural Center in San Antonio, Texas, and program director for Catholic Television of San Antonio; Professor Mary Ann Glendon, Harvard law professor who headed the Vatican delegation to the U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women last year; Sr. Doris Gottemoeller, president of Sisters of Mercy of the Americas; Fr. J. Bryan Hehir, professor in religion and society at Harvard Divinity School and former adviser to U.S. bishops on social policy; Fr. Robert Imbelli, theology professor at Boston College; St. Joseph Sr. Elizabeth Johnson, theology professor at Fordham University and author of She Who Is: The Mystery of God in Feminist Theological Discourse; Judge John T. Noonan Jr., former law professor at the University of Notre Dame, author of books on contraception and abortion, appointed in 1985 by President Reagan to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco; Michael Novak, religion and public policy scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington; Franciscan Sr. Katarina Schuth, professor of the social, scientific study of religion at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn.; Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, editor of the lay Catholic journal Commonweal; Barry F. Sullivan, banking and business leader and former New York City deputy mayor for finance and development; and John J. Sweeney, president of the AFL-CIO in Washington.

National Catholic Reporter, August 23, 1996