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Agenda Item Vote Results - November 2014 USCCB General Assembly

 

Action Item #01
2015 Budget

Do the members accept the recommendation of the Committee on Budget and Finance for approval of the 2015 Budget?
Vote: Majority of Members Present and Voting
Result: Passed (Yes=192, No=9, Abstain=7)

Action Item #02
2016 Diocesan Assessment

Do the diocesan and eparchial bishops and their equivalents in law accept the recommendation of the Committee on Budget and Finance for approval of a 3% increase in the diocesan assessment for 2016?
Vote: Two-thirds of diocesan and eparchial bishops and their equivalents in law
Result:  To be determined (Yes=128, No=31, Abstain=3)
NOTE: 
The USCCB by-laws require two-thirds majority of all 197 eligible members to approve the increase in the assessment.  The absent eligible members will be canvassed to determine the final vote.

Cause for Canonization of  Father Paul Wattson

Vote: (voice)
Result: Passed

Action Item #03
Order of the  Dedication of a  Church and an Altar

Do the Latin Church members approve the Gray Book translation of the Order of the Dedication of a Church and an Altar for use in the dioceses of the United States?
Vote:
Two-thirds of Latin Church members with subsequent recognitio by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
Result: Passed (Yes=168, No=6, Abstain=2)

Action Item #04
Exorcisms and  Related Supplications

Do the Latin Church members approve the Gray Book translation of the Exorcisms and Related Supplications for use in the dioceses of the United States?
Vote: Two-thirds of Latin Church members with subsequent recognitio by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
Result: Passed (Yes=179 , No=5 , Abstain=2)

Action  Item #05
Revised Grail Psalter

Do the Latin Church members approve the changes to the Revised Grail Psalter as amended?
Vote: Two-thirds of Latin Church members with subsequent recognitio by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
Result: Passed (Yes=167, No=34, Abstain=2)

Action Item #06
Supplement to the Liturgy of the Hours

Do the Latin Church members approve the Gray Book translation of the Supplement to the Liturgy of the Hours for use in the dioceses of the United States?
Vote: Two-thirds of Latin Church members with subsequent recognitio by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
Result: Passed (Yes=210, No=2, Abstain=0)

Action Item #07
Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities

Do the members approve the drafting of a revision to the Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities?
Vote: Majority of Members Present and Voting
Result: Passed (Yes=207, No=1, Abstain=1)

ACTION ITEM #08
Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services

Do the members approve the request of the Committee on Doctrine to proceed with a revision of Part Six of the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services?
Vote: Majority of Members Present and Voting
Result:  Passed (Ye=213, No=2, Abstain=1)



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