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USCCB General Assembly - 2013 November

 

U.S. Bishops General Assembly — November 11-14 

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) 2013  November General Assembly in Baltimore will be held on November 11-14.  You will be able to view the bishops' actions at the meeting by viewing the live stream or reviewing video-on-demand of the public sessions and reading through the tweets below. You will also find links to related USCCB  news releases and coverage from Catholic News Service on this page. Links to the agenda, speeches, votes and other material are  posted in the right hand column of this page.

Latest News Releases & CNS Coverage 

Cardinal Dolan Sends Solidarity Letter to President of Philippines Bishops Conference, Calls on U.S. Bishops for Special Collection for Typhoon Haiyan Victims

WASHINGTON—The U.S. bishops send their solidarity and support for the people of the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, said Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in a letter to the president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines. The U.S. bishops will also take up a special collection to aid in relief efforts, Cardinal Dolan announced in a letter to the U.S. bishops.

- news release

Archbishop Kurtz Elected President of U.S. Bishops Cardinal DiNardo Elected Vice President

BALTIMORE—Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, was elected president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) during the bishops' annual fall General Assembly, November 12, in Baltimore. Archbishop Kurtz has served as vice president of USCCB since 2010. Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston was elected USCCB vice president.

- NEWS RELEASE

Bishops Call for Pastoral Statement on Pornography

BALTIMORE—The U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved the drafting of a formal statement on pornography to be issued from the entire body of bishops. Following a presentation by Bishop Richard J. Malone of Buffalo, New York, chair-elect of the USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, the bishops, who are gathered in Baltimore for their annual fall General Assembly, voted 226-5 to approve the drafting of the statement.

- NEWS RELEASE

Cardinal Dolan Urges Bishops to Make Religious Freedom a Priority

Catholic News Service

BALTIMORE (CNS) -- New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan called upon his brother bishops to champion the cause of people around the world being persecuted because of their faith even as the bishops continue to prevent what he described as infringements upon religious practice in the United States.

- STORY

Bishops To Consult On Canonization Cause Of Mary Teresa Tallon During Fall General Assembly

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will perform the required canonical episcopal consultation on the sainthood cause of Mary Teresa Tallon, servant of God, during the bishops’ annual fall General Assembly, November 11-14, in Baltimore. Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, vice president of USCCB, will present the cause to the bishops for a discussion and a voice vote.

- NEWS RELEASE

Bishops' Fall General Assembly To Be Carried Via Satellite, Live Streamed, Live Tweeted

WASHINGTON—The 2013 fall General Assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will be broadcast via satellite, November 11-12, to Catholic television outlets and all broadcasters wishing to air it. The proceedings will also be live streamed atwww.usccb.org/about/leadership/usccb-general-assembly/.News updates, addresses and other materials will be posted on this page. For those wishing to follow the meeting on social media, the meeting will be live tweeted at http://twitter.com/USCCBwith the hashtag #USCCB13. Updates will also be posted tohttp://www.facebook.com/USCCB.

- NEWS RELEASE

U.S. Bishops to Vote for Next President, Vice President at Fall General Assembly

The USCCB Media Blog profiles the 2013 President/VP candidates.

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will elect the next president and vice president of USCCB during the bishops’ annual fall General Assembly, November 11-14, at the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott Hotel.

- NEWS RELEASE

U.S. Bishops to Vote for New Chairman of Catholic Education, Chairmen-Elect of Five Other USCCB Committees at General Assembly in Baltimore

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will vote for the chairmanships of six of its committees during the bishops’ annual fall General Assembly, November 11-14, at the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott Hotel. A bishop elected to chair a USCCB committee serves as chairman-elect for one year before beginning a three-year term as chairman.

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U.S. Bishops to Meet November 11-14 in Baltimore, Hear Addresses by Cardinal Dolan, Nuncio

WASHINGTON—The annual fall General Assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will be November 11-14, at the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott Hotel. During the meeting, the bishops will hear addresses by Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, president of USCCB, and Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

- NEWS RELEASE

U.S. Bishops To Vote on Liturgical items at November meeting

WASHINGTON—The U.S. bishops will vote on five liturgical items presented by the Committee on Divine Worship during the annual fall General Assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) November 11-14, at the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott Hotel.

- NEWS RELEASE

 



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