NCR has learned that John Carr, the executive director of the USCCB's Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development will be leaving his job after more than twenty years. Carr's resignation letter gave two reasons for leaving:
Carr first joined the bishops' conference staff in 1987. Previously he had worked in a variety of posts addressing social justice issues, including serving as Secretary for Social Concerns for the Archdiocese of Washington where he was Cardinal James Hickey's principal adviser. He also coordinated the White House Conference on Families in the late 1970s. A native of Minnesota, Carr is an alumnus of the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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In his letter, Carr sounded enthusiastic about his future projects:
We will have more coverage of this important development tomorrow. Here is a link to the letter sent by USCCB General Secretary Msgr. Ronny Jenkins to all the bishops of the United States announcing Carr's resignation.