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Catholic Conference welcomes Marion Miner as new associate director for pro-life, family

LINCOLN, NE – The Nebraska Catholic Conference (NCC) hired Marion Miner as the new associate director for pro-life and family, effective Aug. 7.

Miner was selected by Tom Venzor, executive director of the NCC, and Nebraska’s three Catholic bishops—Archbishop George J. Lucas of the Archdiocese of Omaha, Bishop James D. Conley of the Diocese of Lincoln, and Bishop James G. Hanefeldt of the Diocese of Grand Island.

“Marion is a very welcome addition to the team at the NCC,” Venzor said. “He shares with us a strong desire to serve the Church and to advance the common good in the state of Nebraska.

“The bishops and the NCC are confident that Marion will enthusiastically advocate for and defend the pro-life and family mission of our Church.”

A Nebraska native, Miner attended Sacred Heart School and Parish in Emerson. After earning an undergraduate degree in history from Christendom College, Miner taught middle school in Alexandria, Va. He recently completed a law degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law.

“I am grateful to our bishops and the Nebraska Catholic Conference for the opportunity and privilege to begin work as associate director for pro-life and family,” Miner said. ”I also invite and challenge all Nebraskans to answer the call of St. John Paul II:  to ‘place your intelligence, your talents, your enthusiasm, your compassion and your fortitude at the service of life.’”

Miner joins Tom Venzor, Michael McHale, general counsel and policy analyst, Lauren Garcia, communications and outreach specialist, and Anna Sullivan, executive assistant. Miner is replacing Jeff Kanger.

The Nebraska Catholic Conference (NCC) is the state-wide association operated jointly by the Archdiocese of Omaha, Diocese of Grand Island, and Diocese of Lincoln.  Located in Lincoln, the NCC represents the public policy interests of Nebraska’s three Roman Catholic bishops before the Nebraska legislature, the Nebraska delegation in Congress, and state agencies.  The public policy issues addressed by the NCC include institutional concerns of the Catholic Church as well as issues related to Catholic moral and social teaching, human dignity, and the common good.

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