June 3, 2015
WASHINGTON—The 2015 Spring General Assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will be broadcast via satellite from St. Louis, June 10-11, to Catholic television outlets and all broadcasters wishing to air it. The satellite feed will run Wednesday, June 10, (10:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Eastern), and Thursday, June 11, (9:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Eastern). Media conferences will follow open sessions of the meeting.
The proceedings will also be live streamed at www.usccb.org/about/leadership/usccb-general-assembly/index.cfm.
News updates, addresses and other materials will be posted on this page. For those wishing to follow the proceedings on social media, updates from the meeting will be live tweeted atwith the hashtag #USCCB15. Updates will also appear at www.facebook.com/usccb.
The meeting agenda will include a report from Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, USCCB president, on the consultation of U.S. dioceses for October’s Synod of Bishops on the Family in Rome. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia will provide an update on the World Meeting of Families. Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami and Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, New Mexico, will discuss the themes of Pope Francis’ upcoming encyclical on ecology. Archbishop John C. Wester of Santa Fe, New Mexico, will unveil new digital resources available to U.S. dioceses in time for the papal visit.
More information on agenda is available online
Media outlets interested in airing the meeting should contact Ellen McCloskey
for satellite coordinates.
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MEDIA CONTACTDon Clemmer