The votes were all conducted by paper ballot, so the results are coming in slowly.
They just announced that in the contest for General Secretary, Msgr. Brian Bransfield was elected. They did not disclose the vote total. In coffee break conversations, there was a great deal of discussion about this contest, interestingly, not along ideological lines. As predicted last week, look for a significant percentage of the staff to head for the exits. It is difficult to explain what a first class disaster this is for the conference.
Archbishop Dennis Schnurr was elected Treasurer of the USCCB with 126 votes to 110 for Bishop John LaVoir.