WASHINGTON (May 3, 2005) – Credential applications for media who wish to cover the spring meeting of the U.S. bishops, June 16-18, at The Fairmont Chicago are now being accepted. An application form is attached.
The agenda will include discussion and vote on the 5th Edition of the Program of Priestly Formation, discussion and vote on the adaptations of the Order of Mass, a statement of renewed commitment to Catholic elementary and secondary schools, a pastoral letter on World Missions, and discussion and vote on the revised Essential Norms and the revised Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.
The bishops will spend a half day on prayer and discussion on the theme of Evangelization and Catechesis.
Only the mornings of Thursday, June 16, and Friday, June 17, will be open to coverage by the news media.
A form to seek credentials must be submitted to the USCCB by June 5. News media wanting to make a room reservation should contact The Fairmont Chicago at 1-800-526-2008. For further assistance, contact the Department of Communications (202-541-3200).