A new arrow in the bishops' quiver:
Mr. Daniel Avila, Esq. has been hired as Policy Advisor for Marriage and Family within the USCCB. Mr. Avila formerly served at the Massachusetts Catholic Conference as Associate Director for Policy & Research since 1997. He has researched and written about marriage and its protection on various occasions, and is keenly familiar with the opportunities and challenges associated with the promotion and protection of marriage. Mr. Avila received his Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University School of Law. As the bishops work to advance the promotion and protection of marriage at the level of public policy, Mr. Avila's service and expertise will be an important component.