June 16, 2009

Liturgical items will dominate U.S. Bishops’spring meeting agenda in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO (USCCB) — The Spring General Meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) starts June 17 in San Antonio, Texas.

In the agenda Wednesday afternoon are the report by the National Advisory Board and a presentation by Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez of San Juan, Puerto Rico on the proceedings from the Fifth General Conference of the Latin American Bishops Council (CELAM).

The action items will revolve around liturgical items including Mass of Thanksgiving for the Gift of Human Life, the Order of Mass, and Masses and Prayers for Various Needs and Intentions. The later portion of the afternoon will be dedicated to oral reports on the Pastoral Initiative on Marriage and the Ad Hoc Committee for the Defense of Marriage.

On Thursday, elections to Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc. (CLINIC) board as well as debate and vote on all the Divine Worship action items will be held. The later portion of the morning will be dedicated to economic issues such as funding the Causes and Context Study and debate and vote of the 2010 dioceses’ assessment.

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