Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Can Anything Good Come from the USCCB Fall Meeting ?

One shudders to think what this will yield.

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.

Sincerely,

Bill Ryan


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.

3 comments:

ablondeblogger said...

Hey Mary!

This has nothing to do with your post, but I was wondering if you'd seen/heard Rosie on The View comparing pedophile priests with the whole Foley scandal? I wanted to barf.

But, Joy talked about a nun she met who seemed embarrassed to say she was a nun, and Joy said it was so sad that all of the good priests and nuns out there have to suffer because of the bad actions of a few.

Then, Rosie went on to point out that the person in charge of "covering up" the abuse scandal is the current pope and she recommended some movie....can't remember what it was...that "exposes" him and others.

I wish they'd have a priest on their show to balance out her rantings.

Curmudgeon said...

What one earth are you doing watching TV? Shut it off before your brain rots out!

Answer to Mary's question on this post:

no.

Tradcatholic said...

curnudgeon said: shut the TV off before your brain rots out! LOL But wasting one moment listenin to 'rosie' can give you moral rotting as well.

On the other hand, be kind to blondeblogger - she might pull you up for having your shoes on the wrong feet in your avitar!;)