Media Advisory - November Bishops' Meeting
October 3, 2006
Dear Editor/Station Manager:
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will hold its fall meeting at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront hotel, November 13-16, 2006. The agenda will include: approval of a reorganization plan for their national conference; approval of a revision of the Lectionary for Mass for selected days in the season of Advent, and a directory for music and the liturgy for use in the dioceses of the United States; approval of two documents from their Doctrine Committee- a proposed statement on receiving the sacrament of the Eucharist worthily, and proposed guidelines for ministry to persons with a homosexual inclination; and a document from the Pro-Life Committee offering pastoral guidance on the Church’s teaching concerning contraception, linked with a culture of life. The bishops will also elect a new Conference Secretary and several committee chairmen.
Please complete the required form if you seek accreditation to cover the meeting for your news organization. You must be a member of the news media to be considered for accreditation.
If you need a room at the Marriott, please call the hotel at 1-800-228-9290. Mention the USCCB group code USCUSCA.
Please let this office know if we can be of assistance to you.
It is nice to note that the recent budget cuts by the USCCB will not affect their conference amenities. For a photo tour of the hotel you can go here.