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USCCB General Assembly 2015 June - Agenda

 

NOTE: Times listed below are Central Time.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2015

 9:00 A.M.
 REGIONAL MEETINGS
10:15 A.M.
 CALL TO ORDER

 OPENING PRAYER
  INTRODUCTION OF NEW MEMBERS
  INTRODUCTION 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
 NOVEMBER 10-11, 2014
  NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL REPORT
 Mr. Damien O'Connor, Chair
  NATIONAL REVIEW BOARD
 Dr. Francesco Cesareo, Chair
 Presentation of the Annual Progress Report on the Implementation
 of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People

  COMMITTEE ON COMMUNICATIONS
 Archbishop John C. Wester
 Presentation on USCCB communications resources available to
 bishops and their dioceses

 . COMMITTEE ON DOMESTIC JUSTICE AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT;
 COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE AND PEACE

 Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski
 Bishop Oscar Cantú
 Presentation and discussion on themes associated with the
 upcoming papal encyclical on human ecology and the
 environment

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE CHURCH IN LATIN AMERICA
 Bishop Eusebio L. Elizondo, MSpS
 Update on USCCB's ongoing work in Haiti
  SYNOD OF BISHOPS
 Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz
 Information 
12:30 P.M.
 LUNCH
 2:00 P.M.
 MID-AFTERNOON PRAYER
  PRELIMINARY PRESENTATION OF ACTION ITEM
  COMMITTEE ON DIVINE WORSHIP
 Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli
 Action Item #01
  IMMIGRATION REFORM
 Bishop Eusebio L. Elizondo, MSpS
 Bishop Mark J. Seitz
 Update

 FORMING CONSCIENCES FOR FAITHFUL CITIZENSHIP
 Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo
 Update
  WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES
 Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM, Cap
 Update

 COMMITTEE ON LAITY, MARRIAGE, FAMILY LIFE AND YOUTH
 Bishop Frank J. Caggiano
 WYD Bishop Liaison
 Update on World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow

 COMMITTEE ON LAITY, MARRIAGE, FAMILY LIFE AND YOUTH
 Bishop Richard J. Malone
 Report on the Lay Ecclesial Ministry Summit

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE PROMOTION AND DEFENSE OF
 MARRIAGE

 Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone
 Update on the Promotion and Defense of Marriage

 BISHOPS' WORKING GROUP ON THE LIFE AND DIGNITY OF
 HUMAN PERSON
 Archbishop Leonard P. Blair
 Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski
 Update on Planning for 2017 Convocation

 ADJOURN

THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2015

 9:00 A.M.
 MORNING PRAYER
  EXPLANATION OF ELECTRONIC VOTING
 Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz
 Monsignor Ronny E. Jenkins

 DEBATE AND VOTE
  COMMITTEE ON DIVINE WORSHIP
 Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli
 ACTION ITEM #01

 Do the Latin Church members approve the inclusion of the
 revised Canticles for the Liturgy of the Hours 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
 
  COMMITTEE ON CLERGY, CONSECRATED LIFE AND
 VOCATIONS

 Bishop Michael F. Burbidge
 ACTION ITEM #2

 Do the members approve the recommendation of the Committee
 on Clergy,Consecrated Life and Vocations to seek the renewal
 of the recognitio granted to the Program of Priestly Formation,
 Fifth Edition
for an additional five-year period without any
 changes to the norms at this time?

 VOTE: Majority vote of the members present and voting

  COMMITTEE ON PRIORITIES AND PLANS
 Archbishop J. Peter Sartain
 Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond
 ACTION ITEM #3

 Do the members approve the Conference strategic priorities for the
 2017-2020 USCCB Strategic Plan?

 VOTE: Majority vote of the members present and voting
  JUNE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SPEAKERS
 Alice and Jeffrey Heinzen
 Lucia and Ricardo Luzondo
 Claire and John Grabowski

 1) Inspire confidence in marriage — living God's plan for marriage is
    possible!
 2) Accompanying married couples and families — how to
     accompany, what is needed
 3) Uncovering the beauty of the Church's teaching on marriage

  JUNE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SPEAKER
 Mr. Curtis Martin

 Presentation:  Messaging the Gospel to the Young
  REGIONAL MEETINGS  
 12:30-
  2:00 P.M.
 LUNCH


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