WASHINGTON (October 21, 2003) -- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops will hold its fall meeting, November 10-13, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. Press accreditation forms are available at usccb.org/comm and must be submitted by November 3.
The bishops' agenda will include: a document titled "Catholic Reflections on Food, Farmers, and Farmworkers," prepared by the bishops' Ad Hoc Committee on Agricultural Issues; a document on "Stewardship and Young Adults"; a revised set of Socially Responsible Investment Guidelines; and a pastoral statement on popular devotional practices prepared by the bishops' Doctrine Committee.
Various presentations and discussions are also on the agenda, including a discussion of how the bishops can be of assistance to the Church in Africa; brief presentations by prelates from Africa and from the Vietnam Episcopal Conference; a panel on war and peace; a presentation by the bishops' Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs on Christian Churches Together; and a discussion of the continuing work of the Office of Child and Youth Protection, the National Review Board, and the Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Abuse.
The Department of Communications is available to answer questions (202/541-3200).