Member of Arlington Diocese appointed to USCCB National Review Board

Arlington Bishop Michael F. Burbidge has announced that Dr. Christopher P. McManus, a Catholic of the Arlington Diocese, has been appointed to serve on the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ National Review Board for a four-year term, beginning June 1, 2017. The National Review Board is a consultative body that aids the bishops in implementing the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.”

“It is a true honor for me to serve our church and assist our bishops’ efforts to ensure a safe environment for children and young people,” said McManus.

“I extend congratulations and best wishes to Dr. McManus on the occasion of his appointment to serve as a member of the National Review Board,” said Bishop Burbidge. “Dr. McManus’ appointment to the board is an honor for him and the Diocese of Arlington. I am confident that his leadership experience and background will be tremendous assets to the National Review Board as he assists the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in its vital work in maintaining safe environments for children and young people in the Church, and continuing to provide healing for those who have suffered.”

McManus has served as a doctor of internal medicine in Arlington for many years and has been a member of various committees and boards, including a previous term as president of the Arlington County Medical Society. In addition to his professional service, he is also active in the community and in the church, including volunteering as lector and extraordinary minister at Holy Spirit Church in Annandale, as well as assistant Scout Master with a Boy Scout troop and assistant councilor for the Columbian Squires.

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2017