Bishop Jaime Soto to attend U.S. bishops' annual spring assembly on June 13-15
Bishop Jaime Soto will attend the Spring General Assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops June 13-15 in Atlanta.
Among the issues to be discussed, the bishops will have a two-hour floor discussion on domestic and international religious freedom. They will also hear an address by Carolyn Woo, the new president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic Church in the United States.
Other items on the agenda include: a 10-year progress report by the National Review Board on the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People; discussion of a proposal for a special message on “Catholic Reflections on Work, Poverty and a Broken Economy”; a report from the chairmen of committees collaborating for the Year of Faith; and a report by the chairman of the USCCB Subcommittee on the Promotion and Defense of Marriage.
The public sessions of the assembly will be available through streaming video online, the USCCB’s social media presence on Facebook and Twitter, and via satellite on some cable TV stations. The live coverage will be on Wednesday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern time) and on Thursday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. (Eastern time). The Twitter feed for the meeting is at http://twitter.com/USCCBLive.
More information on the Web: http://www.usccb.org
By Julie Sly - Jun 7, 2012 at 12:31 pm