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November 2014 USCCB General Assembly Agenda

 

NOTE: Meeting times below represent Eastern Daylight Savings Time

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014

 9:00 A.M.
 REGIONAL MEETINGS
10:15 A.M.
 OPENING PRAYER
  CALL TO ORDER
  INTRODUCTION OF NEW MEMBERS
  RECOGNITION OF “SENIORES”
  PRAYER FOR DECEASED BISHOPS
  MESSAGE TO THE HOLY FATHER
  INTRODUCTION/WELCOME OF GUESTS, OBSERVERS & MEDIA
  APPROVAL OF AGENDA
  INTRODUCTION OF TELLERS
  APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF JUNE 11-12, 2014
  INFORMATION REPORTS
  REMARKS BY THE APOSTOLIC NUNCIO
 Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò
  PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS
 Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz
 . NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL REPORT
 Bishop John Michael Botean
 Mr. Fernando Montemayor, Chair
  COMMITTEE ON PRIORITIES AND PLANS
 Archbishop J. Peter Sartain
  COMMITTEE ON CATHOLIC EDUCATION
 COMMITTEE ON CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE CHURCH

 Archbishop George J. Lucas
 Bishop Daniel E. Flores
 Report on the Collaboration Regarding Under-served Communities
 and Catholic Schools
 
 THIRD EXTRAORDINARY SYNOD
 Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan
 Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl
 Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz
 Archbishop William C. Skurla
12:30 P.M.
 LUNCH
  2:00 P.M.
 MID AFTERNOON PRAYER
  PRELIMINARY PRESENTATION OF ACTION ITEMS
  COMMITTEE ON DIVINE WORSHIP
 Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli
 Action Items #3-6
  AD HOC COMMITTEE FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY
 Archbishop William E. Lori

SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE PROMOTION AND DEFENSE OF
 MARRIAGE
 Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone
  3:00 P.M.
 ADJOURN

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2014

  9:00 A.M.            
 MORNING PRAYER
  EXPLANATION OF ELECTRONIC VOTING
 Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz
 Monsignor Ronny E. Jenkins
  ELECTION OF SECRETARY-ELECT
 Archbishop J. Peter Sartain
  ELECTION OF THE CHAIRS-ELECT FOR THE COMMITTEES
 Archbishop J. Peter Sartain 
  CATHOLIC LEGAL IMMIGRATION NETWORK (CLINIC)
 Bishop Kevin W. Vann
  CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES
 Archbishop Paul S. Coakley
  CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES
 Archbishop Paul S. Coakley
 and Dr. Carolyn Woo
  COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND FINANCE
 
Bishop Kevin J. Farrell

 Action Item #01
 Do the members accept the recommendation of the Committee on
 Budget and Finance for approval of the 2015 Budget?

 Vote: Majority Vote of those Members Present and Voting
  COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND FINANCE
 Bishop Kevin J. Farrell

 Action Item #02
 Do the diocesan and eparchial bishops accept the recommendation of
 the Committee on Budget and Finance for approval of a 3% increase
 in the diocesan assessment for 2015?

 Vote: Majority Vote of those Members Present and Voting
10:40 A.M.
 BREAK
11:10 A.M.

 

 BISHOPS' WORKING GROUP ON THE LIFE AND DIGNITY
 OF THE HUMAN PERSON

 Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap.,
 Chairman, Committee on Pro-Life Activities

  Archbishop William E. Lori,
  Chairman, Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty

  Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski,
  Chairman, Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development

 Bishop Richard J. Malone,
 Chairman, Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth

 Bishop Oscar Cantú,
 Chairman-elect, Committee on International Justice and Peace

 Bishop David L. Ricken,
 Chairman, Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis
  CAUSE FOR THE CANONIZATION OF FATHER PAUL WATTSON
 Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan

 Action Required
 Formal Vote (voice) on cause for canonization
  SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE CHURCH IN AFRICA
 Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick

 Update on USCCB engagement with the Church in Africa through the
 work of the Temporary Subcommittee on the Church in Africa.  
12:30 P.M. LUNCH
  2:00 P.M.
 AFTERNOON PRAYER
  COMMITTEE ON CLERGY, CONSECRATED LIFE AND VOCATIONS
 Bishop Michael F. Burbidge

 Presentation on the Observance of the Year of Consecrated Life
  COMMITTEE ON CLERGY, CONSECRATED LIFE AND VOCATIONS
 Bishop Michael F. Burbidge

 Presentation on the Guidelines for Receiving Pastoral Ministers in the  United States and the plan for its implementation

 Archbishop Timothy P.Broglio,
 Chairman, Committee on Canonical Affairs and Church Governance

 Bishop Daniel E. Flores,
 Chairman, Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church

 Bishop R. Daniel Conlon,
 Chairman, Committee on the Protection of Children and Young People
  COMMITTEE ON DIVINE WORSHIP 
 Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli

 Action Item #03
 Do the Latin Church members approve the Gray Book translation of the
 Order of the Dedication of a Church and an Altar for use in the
 diocesesof the United States?
 
 Vote: Two-thirds majority vote of the Latin Church members with
 subsequent recognitio by the Congregation for Divine Worship and
 the Discipline of the Sacraments
 
 COMMITTEE ON DIVINE WORSHIP 
 Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli

 Action Item #4
 Do the Latin Church members approve the Gray Book translation of
 the Exorcisms and Related Supplications for use in the dioceses of the 
 United States?

 Vote: Two-thirds majority vote of the Latin Church members with
 subsequent recognitio by the Congregation for Divine Worship and
 the Discipline of the Sacraments
  COMMITTEE ON DIVINE WORSHIP 
 Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli

 Action Item #5
 Do the Latin Church members approve the changes to the Revised
 Grail Salter
?

 Vote: Two-thirds majority vote of the Latin Church members with
 subsequent recognitio by the Congregation for Divine Worship and
 the Discipline of the Sacraments
  COMMITTEE ON DIVINE WORSHIP
 Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli

 Action Item #6
 Do the Latin Church members approve the Gray Book translation
 of the Supplement to the Liturgy of the Hours for use in the dioceses
 of the United States?

 Vote: Two-thirds majority vote of the Latin Church members with
 subsequent recognitio by the Congregation for Divine Worship and
 the Discipline of the Sacraments
  COMMITTEE ON DIVINE WORSHIP
 Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli

 Action Item #7
 Do the members approve the drafting of a revision to the Guidelines for
 the celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities
?
 
 Vote: Majority Vote of those Members present and voting
3:30 P.M.
BREAK
  COMMITTEE ON DOCTRINE
 Archbishop John C. Nienstedt
 
 Action Item #8

 Do the member approve the request of the Committee on Doctrine to
 proceed with a revision of Part Six of the Ethical and Religious
 Directives for Catholic Health Care Services
?
 Vote: Majority Vote of those Members present and voting
  COMMITTEE ON LAITY, MARRIAGE, FAMILY LIFE AND YOUTH
 Bishop Richard J. Malone

 Invitation to Lay Ecclesial Ministry Summit
  COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE AND PEACE
 Bishop Oscar Cantu
 
 Report on Prayer Pilgrimage foR Peace in the Holy Land


 4:30 P.M.
ADJOURN


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