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Bishops’ Spring General Assembly in New Orleans to be Available by Web Stream, Satellite Feed, Social Media

May 28, 2014
WASHINGTON—The 2014 Spring General Assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will be broadcast via satellite from New Orleans, June 11-12, to Catholic television outlets and all broadcasters wishing to air it. The satellite feed will run Wednesday, June 11, (10 a.m. CT to 12:30 p.m. CT, followed by media conference, and 2 p.m.-3 p.m. CT followed by media conference), and Thursday, June 12, (9-11:30 a.m. CT followed by media conference).

The proceedings will also be live streamed at News updates, addresses and other materials will be posted at that page. For those wishing to follow the proceedings on social media, updates from the meeting will be live tweeted at with the hashtag #USCCB14. Updates will also appear at

The second day of the general session will include presentations and discussion on two special topics: “Marriage and the Economy” and “the New Evangelization and Poverty.” Information on the meeting agenda is available at

Media outlets interested in airing the meeting should contact Ellen McCloskey for satellite coordinates at

Coverage of the general session of the meeting is open to credentialed media. Reporters seeking to cover the meeting can download a credential application form at and submit it by June 1 to or mail to:

June Meeting Credentials
Office of Media Relations
3211 4th St. NE
Washington, DC 20017-1194
Keywords: USCCB, U.S. bishops, Spring General Assembly, New Orleans, satellite, live stream, Twitter, Facebook, social media, media coverage, marriage, economy, poverty, New Evangelization, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Sr. Mary Ann Walsh
O: 202-541-3200


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