Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

Edward Dolejsi

Edward Dolejsi

Professional Background:

Throughout his career, Edward (Ned) Dolejsi has shown particular care for the vocations of lay Catholics, and particularly, for the young. Early in his career, having taught in the Catholic school system, he co-founded and directed the Channel Program of the Archdiocese of Seattle, in which he inspired and prepared young college graduates for ministry in the Church.

Ned is Chair of the State Advisory Committee on Institutional Religion, Chair of the Public Policy Committee of the Catholic Health Association, and is a Member of the Board for the Alliance of Catholic Health Care, the Leadership Roundtable Institute and Catholic Charities of California. Edward also serves as Vice President for the National Association of State Catholic Conference Directors.

Ned has been honored by Pope John Paul II as Knight Commander of St. Gregory for his national and international service to the Church.


B.A. in English from Iona College

Point Of Interest:

Ned works, particularly, to encourage an institutional response to the social problems of our day. As Executive Director of the Catholic Conference of the State of Washington, and now as Executive Director of the California Catholic Conference. Ned has been a spokesman for the Church on the most significant moral issues of our day: euthanasia, parental rights, immigration, education, health care, prison reform, the death penalty, and solicitude for the poor. 

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