WASHINGTON (October 2, 2007)—The annual Fall General Assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will be November 12-15, at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel.
At the assembly the bishops will elect USCCB president, vice-president and committee chairs, and vote on Faithful Citizenship, a statement which the USCCB issues every four years; and Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship, a revision of the guidelines for music at Mass.
The bishops also will vote on doctrinal elements for a curriculum for high school catechetical materials, weekday celebrations of the Liturgy of the Word, and revision to USCCB bylaws as well as other items.
The bishops also will hear an update on research for the Causes and Context Study of the clergy sexual abuse of minors by John Jay School of Criminal Justice, and reports on U.S. participation in World Youth Day '08 in Sydney, Australia, and the USCCB's National Pastoral Initiative on Marriage.
Coverage of the meeting will be open to credentialed media. Reporters seeking to cover the meeting can download a credential application form from the Web at
(http://www.usccb.org/comm/credentialform.pdf) and submit it by November 5 by fax (202-541-3173) or mail to:
November Meeting Media Credentials
Dept. of Communications
3211 4th St., NE
Washington, DC 20017-1194