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1973-1976 First assignment as a priest: associate pastor, Cathedral of the Risen Christ, Lincoln, Nebraska
1976-1979 Doctoral Studies at the Gregorian University, Rome
1979-1988 Assistant at the Secretariat of State of the Holy See, and assistant spiritual director at Pontifical North American College, Rome
1989-1993 Pastor, St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Seward, Nebraska
1993-1997 Dean of Personal Formation at the Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus, Ohio
1997-1999 Rector/President of the Pontifical College Josephinum
1999-2001 Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Wichita, Kansas
2001-2003 Bishop of the Diocese of Wichita, Kansas
1999-2007 U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Priestly Formation Committee
2000-2003 U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Consecrated Life Committee
2002-2003 U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Administrative Committee
2000-2003 Board of Directors, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
2003-present Bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix
2005-2007 Chair of USCCB Committee on Priestly Formation
2005-2008 Member, USCCB National Advisory Council
2008-2009 Apostolic Administrator of Diocese of Gallup
2008-2011 Member, USCCB Committee on Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Affairs
2009-Present Member, Catholic Association of Latino Leaders
2010-2011 Member, USCCB Missions Committee
2010-Present Board of Trustees, The Catholic University of America
2011-Present First Vice-Chairman, Vox Clara Committee of the Congregation of the Propagation of the Faith
2011-Present Board of Directors, Spitzer Center for Ethical Leadership
2011-Present Board of Trustees, Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary
2011-Present Board of Directors, Courage
2011-Present Episcopal Advisory Board, Augustine Institute, Denver
2011-Present Board Member, Catholic Association of Latino Leaders
November 2011 Episcopal Advisor to the USCCB Secular Institutes
November 2011-2014 Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty