November 3, 2014
WASHINGTON—The 2014 Fall General Assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in Baltimore will be live streamed on the Internet, November 10-11, and will also be available via satellite feed for broadcasters wishing to air it. The feed will run Monday, November 10, from 9:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Eastern, and Tuesday, November 11, from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Eastern, covering both the open sessions of the meeting and media conferences.
The live stream will be available at www.usccb.org/about/leadership/usccb-general-assembly/index.cfm.
News updates, vote totals, addresses and other materials will be posted to this page. Those wishing to follow the meeting on social media can do so atwith the hashtag #usccb14. Updates will also be posted to www.facebook.com/usccb.
The meeting will include the first presidential address of Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of USCCB, and an address by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, apostolic nuncio to the United States. The bishops will vote for the secretary-elect of the Conference and the chairmen-elect of five USCCB committees, as well as members of the boards of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC). They will also vote on liturgical action items and whether to proceed with a possible revision to the “Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.”
The bishops will hear a presentation on Catholic schools and underserved populations, as well as updates on USCCB’s religious liberty and defense of marriage efforts. The bishops will also conduct the canonical consultation on the sainthood cause of Father Paul Wattson. On the afternoon of Monday, November 10, they will celebrate Mass in honor of the 225th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Baltimore at Baltimore’s Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Media outlets interested in obtaining the satellite coordinates for airing the meeting can request them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coverage of the meeting is open to credentialed media. Sessions open to the media are Monday, November 10, and Tuesday, November 11. Media conferences will follow the close of the morning session, November 10, and the close of both the morning and afternoon sessions, November 11. Media seeking to cover the meeting can download the credential application at: www.usccb.org/about/media-relations/upload/application-news-media-credentials.pdf
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