Tuesday, October 03, 2006

USCCB Fall Meeting

From the wire:

WHAT: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Fall Meeting

WHEN: Nov. 13 to 16.

WHERE: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, 700 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, Md.

Agenda will include: approval of a reorganization plan for their national conference; approval of a revision of the Lectionary for Mass for selected days in the season of Advent, and a directory for music and the liturgy for use in the dioceses of the United States; approval of two documents from their Doctrine Committee- a proposed statement on receiving the sacrament of the Eucharist worthily, and proposed guidelines for ministry to persons with a homosexual inclination; and a document from the Pro-Life Committee offering pastoral guidance on the Church's teaching concerning contraception, linked with a culture of life. The bishops will also elect a new Conference Secretary and several committee chairmen.

For accreditation to cover the meeting, contact Bill Ryan, 202-541-3200.

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