USCCB News Release
May 1, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON—Credential applications for media who wish to cover the spring meeting of the U.S. bishops, June 12-14, at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida, are now being accepted.
An application form is attached and may also be found at
The agenda will include a presentation on the recent Pew U.S. Religious Landscape Survey and the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) research on "Sacraments Today: Belief and Practice Among U.S. Catholics."
Other agenda items include a proposed policy statement on embryonic stem cell research, a progress update on the Causes and Context study of sexual abuse by clerics by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York, a recommended structure for dialogue between priests and bishops on the church's handling of sexual abuse allegations, and the new translation of the Proper of the Seasons of the Roman Missal.
Sessions are open to media on Thursday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and Friday 9 a.m.- 10:10 a.m. The rest of the meeting includes executive session, regional meetings and an afternoon of prayer and reflection.
Those seeking credentials must apply by June 2. News media seeking to make a room reservation should contact the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress at 1-800-233-1234. The room block code is U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Those wishing further assistance may contact the Department of Communications (202-541-3200).