NASCCD Meets

The National Association of State Catholic Conference Directors (NASCCD) meets twice a year to discuss the challenges that Conferences face in state capitols throughout the country.  On July 26-28, 2009, the NASCCD met in Chicago, Illinois at the Archbishop Quigley Pastoral Center.  Over 40 states were represented, including Minnesota, with the Minnesota Catholic Conference represented by its Executive Director Christopher Leifeld.  Also in attendance by teleconference, was Nancy Wisdo, Associate General Secretary of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and USCCB staff.  Topics included state issues such as budget challenges and education, and federal issues including healthcare reform and immigration.  The next NASCCD meeting will be in Washington DC in December 2009.    
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