News Release: Bishop Steven J. Raica Joins MCC Board of Directors

September 4, 2014

(Lansing, Mich.)—Following his Ordination and Installation as the Fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Gaylord last week, Most Reverend Steven J. Raica has joined the Michigan Catholic Conference Board of Directors, which met yesterday in Lansing.

“We are blessed to have Bishop Raica and his many talents, keen insights and invaluable experience join with his brother bishops, religious and lay persons at the MCC Board of Directors,” said MCC President and CEO Paul A. Long. “With deep appreciation for his service both overseas and as a priest in the Diocese of Lansing, Bishop Raica will be instrumental toward helping to guide the work of the Michigan Catholic Conference in its mission to promote sound public policy for the common good of all and to administer benefit programs for the Catholic Church in Michigan. As a longtime friend and collaborator of the MCC, we wish Bishop Raica prayerful best wishes for his Episcopal ministry in the Diocese of Gaylord and look forward to his service to the Church in the Province of Detroit.”

The Michigan Catholic Conference Board of Directors is comprised of the seven diocesan bishops in Michigan, a diocesan priest, a religious sister and five lay persons. The archbishop of Detroit serves as the Chairman of the Board.

Michigan Catholic Conference is the official public policy voice of the Catholic Church in this state.

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