The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will hold its fall meeting in Washington, DC, November 14-17 at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill. The agenda will include: a statement presenting Catholic teaching on the death penalty, A Culture of Life and the Penalty of Death; a document entitled Co-workers in the Vineyard of the Lord: Resource for Guiding Development of Lay Ecclesial Ministry; an update on the Catholic Campaign for Immigration Reform; a report on the progress being made by the Ad Hoc Committee on the Church in Africa; and several matters pertaining to the Church's liturgy, including discussion of the Order of Mass and debate and vote on the Lectionary for Masses with Children.
The Bishops will elect seven new committee chairmen-elect and a new General Secretary.
They will hear presentations by Cardinal Ignace Moussa I Daoud, Patriarch of Antioch, Cardinal Marc Ouellet, reporting on the 2008 Eucharistic Congress to be held in Quebec City, and Monsignor Richard Stern of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association.
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