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Agenda Item Vote Results - November 2015 USCCB General Assembly

 

Action Item #01
2017-20 Strategic Plan Priorities

Do the members approve the Strategic Priorities for the 2017-20 USCCB Strategic Plan?
Vote: Majority of Members Present and Voting
Result: Passed (Yes=233, No=4)

Action Item #02
Approval of the 2016 Budget

Do the members accept the recommendation of the Committee on Budget and Finance for approval of the 2016 Proposed Budgets?
Vote: Majority of Members Present and Voting
Result (Voice Vote) Approved

Action Item #03
Diocesan Assessment for 2017

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 2017?
Vote: Two-thirds of diocesan and eparchial bishops and their equivalents in law
Result:  Inconclusive (Yes=123 , No=49 )

Action Item #04
Excerpts from the Roman Missal: Book for Use at the Chair

Do the Latin Church members approve the liturgical book Excerpts from the Roman Missal: Book for Use at the Chair for use in the dioceses of the United States?
Vote: Two-thirds of Latin Church members with subsequent recognitio by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
Result: Passed (Yes=187 , No=27 , Abstain=3)

Action  Item #05
Proposed Formal Statement on Pornography: "Create in Me a Clean Heart"


Do the members approve the proposed draft, "Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography", to be issued as a formal statement by this body?
Vote: Two-thirds of the Conference membership
Result: Passed (Yes=230, No=4, Abstain=1)

Action Item #06
Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship

Question #1:
Do the members approve the new introductory note to Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship?
Vote: Two-thirds of the Conference membership
Result: Passed (Yes=217, No=16, Abstain=2)

Question #2:
Do the members approve the limited revision of the 2007 document Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship?
Vote: Two-thirds of the Conference membership
Result: Passed (Yes=210, No=21, Abstain=5)

Action Item #07

Do the diocesan and eparchial bishops approve a one-time national collection to fund the completion of the Central Dome of the Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception?
Vote: Two-thirds of diocesan and eparchial bishops and their equivalents in law
Result: Passed (Yes=135 , No=31 , Abstain=4)

Cause for Canonization of Fr. Aloysius Ellacuria, CMF
Vote: (Voice) Passed

Cause for Canonization of Rev. William E. Atkinson, OSA
Vote: (Voice) Passed

Cause for Canonization of Antonia Cuipa and 81 Companions
Vote: (Voice) Passed



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