Home/Stay Informed/All Diocesan Articles

All Diocesan Articles

U.S. Bishops Meeting Assembly to Be Live Streamed, Live Tweeted, Carried Via Satellite

Posted on November 04, 2019 in: News

U.S. Bishops Meeting Assembly to Be Live Streamed, Live Tweeted, Carried Via Satellite

 

U.S. Bishops to Meet Nov. 11-13 in Baltimore;

Will Elect New USCCB President, Vice President, Committee Chairs, and Vote on Seven Action Items;

Assembly to Be Live Streamed, Live Tweeted, Carried Via Satellite

 

WASHINGTON—The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will gather for the 2019 Fall General Assembly in Baltimore, November 11-13. During the assembly, the bishops will elect a new president, vice president, and six committee chairs. They will also discuss and vote on seven action items.

The assembly will begin with an address by the Papal Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre. The bishops will also hear from Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston as he gives his final address as USCCB president upon completion of his three-year term.

During the assembly, the U.S. bishops will hear a report from the National Advisory Council, a group created by the USCCB comprised of religious and lay people primarily for consultation on Action Items and Information Reports before the Administrative Committee. 

The bishops will vote on the Program of Priestly Formation (6th edition) for use in the dioceses of the United States. They will also vote to approve a short letter and five short video scripts to supplement Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, their teaching document for the faithful on the political responsibility of Catholics.

The Latin Church members of the USCCB will vote to approve two translations by the International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL): (1) a translation of the Order of Christian Initiation of Adults as the base text for a future edition of this rite in the dioceses of the United States, and (2) a translation of the Hymns of the Liturgy of the Hours for use in the dioceses of the United States.

The Subcommittee on Hispanic Affairs of the Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church will request the authorization of the full body of bishops to lead the process of developing a new formal statement and comprehensive vision for Hispanic/Latino ministry in response to the V Encuentro process, to be developed and approved by the bishops during the next USCCB strategic planning cycle, 2021-2024.

The bishops will also vote on the Revised Strategic Priorities for the 2021-2024 Strategic Plan for the USCCB, as well as the proposed budgets for 2020. The full body of bishops will vote to elect the new Board of Directors of Catholic Relief Services. The members are also expected to hear an update on progress toward establishing a nationwide, third-party reporting system for abuse or misconduct by bishops. This new national reporting system would not replace systems already in place in every diocese for the reporting of abuse by priests.

In addition to the election of a new president and vice president for the USCCB, the bishops will vote for new chairmen of six committees: Canonical Affairs and Church Governance; Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs; Evangelization and Catechesis; International Justice and Peace; Protection of Children and Young People; and Religious Liberty.

The bishop elected for chairman of the Committee for Religious Liberty fills the vacancy created earlier this year after the chairman stepped down for health reasons. At the conclusion of this year’s assembly, the bishop elected to the Committee for Religious Liberty will assume the role of chairman, and the bishops elected for the remaining five committees will serve for one year as chairmen-elect before beginning a three-year term at the conclusion of the 2020 Fall General Assembly.

Public sessions of general assembly discussions and votes as well as portions of the day of spiritual discernment will be available via livestream at: http://www.usccb.org/live.          

News updates, vote totals, texts of addresses and presentations and other materials will be posted to this page: www.usccb.org/meetings as soon as possible.

Those wishing to follow the meeting on social media can use the hashtag #USCCB19 and follow on Twitter (@USCCB) as well as on Facebook (www.facebook.com/usccb) and Instagram (https://instagram.com/usccb).

Live stream and satellite feed will run Monday, November 11, Tuesday, November 12, and Wednesday, November 13, while the assembly is in session. Broadcast media outlets interested in taking the meeting's satellite feed should contact the public affairs office to request coordinates; the livestream will be available at: http://www.usccb.org/about/leadership/usccb-general-assembly/usccb-general-assembly-live-stream.cfm.

 


Most Viewed Articles of the Last 30 Days

The Most Reverend Christopher J. Coyne Formally Succeeds Archbishop Leonard P. Blair as Archbishop of Hartford
At 6 AM local time (noon in Rome) today, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Archbishop Leonard P. Blair upon reaching the retirement age of 75. At the same time, the Most Reverend Christopher J. Coyne immediately assumed office as sixth Archbishop and 14th Bishop of Hartford. A Mass to mark the inauguration of his ministry will be held on Sunday, May 5th at 11 AM, as the Archbishop takes possession of the Cathedral of St. Joseph, the mother church of the Archdiocese. Upon his succession as chief shepherd of the Archdiocese, Archbishop Coyne said, “After a ...

Read More

‘Little Miracle of Lille’: How a Candlelight Mass Gathers Hundreds of Young People Every Week in France
“The good makes no noise,” St. Francis de Sales would say of Lille’s candlelight Mass.  Indeed, while France regularly shows itself to be at the forefront of the de-Christianization of the West and recently made headlines for its constitutionalization of abortion, the embers of Christian renewal are already igniting — quietly yet powerfully — on the country’s northern horizon. Every Tuesday evening at 10 p.m., between 800 and 900 students converge on the historic St. Joseph’s Chapel at Lille Catholic University for a...

Read More

Saint of the Month- The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church
  The feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church is a significant celebration in the Catholic liturgical calendar. It occurs on the Monday following Pentecost Sunday, highlighting Mary’s role as the spiritual mother of all believers and the Church itself. This feast recognizes her unique position in Christian theology and underscores her importance in the life of the faithful. Mary holds a special place in Catholic devotion as the Mother of God (Theotokos). Her “yes” to the angel Gabriel’s announcement paved the way for the Inc...

Read More

Fatima Feast Comes to Stonington Borough

Posted on May 14, 2024 in: News

920

Fatima Feast Comes to Stonington  Borough
Saint Mary Church in Stonington will hold its annual celebration in honor of Our Lady of Fatima on May 18th.  Saturday, May 18, 2024     7:30pm Mass of Our Lady of Fatima     8:30pm Candlelight Procession   Sunday, May 19, 2024     10:30am Mass     Rosary & Benediction to follow      Please note: There will be no 5:30pm Mass at St. Mary’s  on Saturday, May 18th  

Read More

National Day of Prayer- May 2, 2024

Posted on May 01, 2024 in: News

843

National Day of Prayer- May 2, 2024
As we approach the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 2, 2024, Catholics around the country are called to reflect on the power of prayer in our lives, both individually and collectively as a community of believers. The National Day of Prayer provides a unique opportunity for Catholics to come together in unity, setting aside differences and focusing on our shared faith and values. It is a time to lift our hearts in unison, offering prayers for our nation, its leaders, and the world at large. This year's theme, "Embracing Faith," resonates deeply wit...

Read More

Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for the Month of May
Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of May is for the formation of men and women religious and for seminarians. “Every vocation is a ‘diamond in the rough’ that needs to be polished, worked, shaped on every side,” the pope said in a video released April 30. “A good priest, sister, or nun must above all else be a man, a woman who is formed, shaped by the Lord’s grace, people who are aware of their own limitations and willing to lead a life of prayer, of dedicated witness to the Gospel,” he said, adding: “Be...

Read More

Annual Catholic Appeal

ACA DONATE

English

Español

 

Latest Articles
Catholic Charities 18th Annual Golf Tournament
Carlo Acutis to be First Millennial Saint: Pope Francis Recognizes Miracle for Canonization
You are Cordially Invited: The Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women 46th Annual Layette Program
Rest in Peace Sr. Diane Gillis, DHS
'The Source and Summit' - Hope & Faith Video Series
Managing Conflict in Your Spousal Relationship
Catholic Charities Seeking Sponsors for Annual Golf Tournament
Unite with Us: Transforming Lives Through One Faith, One Family
Recently Added Galleries
Click to view album: Nativity photos
Click to view album: Archbishop Kevin S. Randall - Episcopal Ordination, Nov. 4, 2023
Click to view album: Rite of Election
Click to view album: Mass of Ordination  for Fr. Jacob Ramos
Signup for Weekly Newsletter

     

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich
    201 Broadway
    Norwich, CT 06360-4328
    Phone: 860-887-9294