WASHINGTON (May 5, 2006)—Credential applications for media who wish to cover the spring meeting of the U.S. bishops, June 15-17, at the Millennium Biltmore, Los Angeles, are now being accepted. An application form is attached and may also be found at http://www.usccb.org/comm/archives/2006/application.pdf.
The agenda will include discussion and vote on: extending the annual appeal for the Retirement Fund for Religious beyond 2007, adaptations of the Order of Mass, liturgical translations by the International Committee on English in the Liturgy, and a request by the Stewardship Committee to begin drafting a document entitled Stewardship and Teenagers. The bishops will hear reports on the work of Priorities and Plans, on Catholic Relief Services, on their Hurricane Task Force, on a new DVD by the Committee on Vocations, "Fishers of Men," and a report by the Task Force on Catholic Bishops and Politicians.
The bishops will spend a half day on study and reflection on the theme of the New Evangelization.
It is possible that all public business will be completed on Thursday.
A form to seek credentials must be submitted by June 5. News media wanting to make a room reservation should contact the Millennium Biltmore at 1-800-245-8673. For further assistance, contact the Department of Communications (202-541-3200).