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USCCB General Assembly - 2014 June - Agenda

 

NOTE: Meeting times below represent Central Time.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014

 9:00REGIONAL MEETINGS
  1. Discussion on the Program of Priestly Formation (30 minutes)
  2. Discussion on New Bishops Orientation Program (15 minutes)
 10:00 MID-MORNING PRAYER
  CALL TO ORDER
 1. INTRODUCTION OF NEW MEMBERS
 2. INTRODUCTION OF “SENIORES”
 3. PRAYER FOR DECEASED BISHOPS
 4. MESSAGE TO THE HOLY FATHER
 5.  WELCOME OF APOSTOLIC NUNCIO
 6. INTRODUCTION/WELCOME OF GUESTS, OBSERVERS AND MEDIA
 7. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
 9. INTRODUCTION OF TELLERS
 10. INTRODUCTION OF PARLIAMENTARIAN
 11. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF: NOVEMBER 11-13, 2013
 NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL REPORT
Mr. Fernando Montemayor, Chair

Report of the National Advisory Council
 NATIONAL REVIEW BOARD
Dr. Francesco Cesareo, Chair

Presentation of the Annual Progress Report
 CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley
Mr. Sean Callahan, Chief Operating Officer

Report on Recovery in the Philippines and Video Presentations
 SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE  CATECHISM
Archbishop Leonard P. Blair

Update on the Work of the Subcommittee on the Catechism
 SUBCOMMITTEE FOR THE PROMOTION AND DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE
Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone

Oral Update on the Promotion and Defense of Marriage
 SYNOD ON THE FAMILY
Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz

Report on the Synod on the Family
 ARCHBISHOP VINCENZO PAGLIA
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap.

Presentation on World Meeting of Families
 12:30-2:00 LUNCH
  MID-AFTERNOON PRAYER
  DEBATE AND VOTE
 CLERGY, CONSECRATED LIFE AND VOCATIONS
Bishop Michael F. Burbidge

ACTION ITEM #01:

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 National Directory for the Formation, Ministry and Life of Permanent Deacons in the United States for an additional five-year period without any changes at this time?

VOTE:
Majority vote of the members present and voting
 AD HOC COMMITTEE FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY
Archbishop William E. Lori

ACTION ITEM #02

Do the members reauthorize the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty for a second term of three years?

VOTE:
Majority vote of the members present and voting
 DISCUSSION AND VOTE ON PROPOSAL BY WORKING GROUP ON FAITHFUL CITIZENSHIP
Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo

ACTION ITEM #03:

Question #1
Do the members authorize the limited revision of the 2007 document Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship for submission to the General Assembly in November 2015 for its possible approval?

VOTE:
Majority vote of the members present and voting

Question #2
Do the members authorize the drafting of a new introductory note to Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship for submission to the General Assembly in November 2015 for its possible approval?

VOTE:
Majority vote of the members present and voting
  ADJOURN

THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014

 9:00MORNING PRAYER
 JUNE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SPEAKER
Professor Helen Alvaré

Presentation and Discussion on the New Evangelization and Poverty
  BREAK
 JUNE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SPEAKER
Professor W. Bradford Wilcox

Presentation and Discussion on Marriage and the Economy
 11:30 – 12:30REGIONAL MEETINGS
Discussion on the Plenary Speakers Topics:
(60 minutes)

A.    New Evangelization and Poverty

B.    Marriage and the Economy
 12:30-2:00 LUNCH



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