Saturday, February 08, 2020 - Updated: 11:59 pm
Bishop David Zubik was honored by Catholic Charities USA at the end of his six-year term as the agency’s liaison to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Dominican Sister Donna Markham, chief executive officer of Catholic Charities USA, and Charles Cornelio, chairman of the board, presented Bishop Zubk with an icon of the Good Samaritan during a Jan. 24 board meeting in Alexandria, Virginia.
“He was both a great supporter of the ministry of Catholic Charities and a great friend to the staff and board,” said the agency’s tribute.
“Whether on the floor of the USCCB meetings or through his presence at meetings with Catholic Charities, Bishop Zubik’s steady promotion of the mission of charity and his kindness to all have been cherished gifts.”
Bishop Zubik said that “For the past six years it has been both an honor and an intense learning experience to serve as the episcopal liaison to Catholic Charities USA. I tried to the best of my abilities to help my brother bishops become more aware of how much Catholic Charities USA does to serve the needs of people throughout our country, with the hope that they, in turn, encourage the faithful of their dioceses to do all that they can to support the incredible work of Catholic Charities.”
Catholic Charities USA was founded in 1910 “by men and women who believed that the collective efforts of the church to faithfully serve people in need could change the course of poverty in our nation,” according to the CCUSA website. Its priorities include affordable housing, immigration and refugee services, integrated health, food and nutrition, disaster relief and social policy advocacy.