WATERTOWN, MASS. (November 9, 2015) – On November 17th CatholicTV will air the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Annual Fall General Assembly in Baltimore, MD. The Bishops will hear addresses by president of the USCCB, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, KY., and Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganó, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

The U.S. Bishops will meet to discuss and vote on revisions to the proposed USCCB strategic priorities for USCCB’s next planning cycle. If the priorities are approved, they will inform the writing of the 2017-2020 USCCB strategic plan.

The bishops will discuss and vote on a new introductory note and a limited revision to their quadrennial statement on political responsibility, “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship”. They will also vote and discuss the proposed formal statement “Create in Me a Clean Heart: a Pastoral Response to Pornography”and discuss and vote on the inclusion of Excerpts from the Roman Missal: Book for Use at the Chair in dioceses of the United States.

Voting for treasurer-elect and chairmen-elect of five USCCB committees, as well as elect of the next general secretary, and episcopal board members of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) will take place.

Reports, recommendations and updates will be heard on the Jubilee of Mercy, World Youth Day 2016, Project Rachel Ministry on post-abortion healing and the Archdiocese of Military Services. To find out more about what will be covered at the USCCB Fall General Assembly, please visit:http://www.usccb.org/about/leadership/usccb-general-assembly/

The General Assembly events will broadcast on The CatholicTV Network and will live-stream on www.CatholicTVLIVE.com on Tuesday, November, 17th. Please visit www.CatholicTV.com to stay up-to-date with details on the coverage.  On-demand viewing of the Monday sessions will be available on CatholicTV.com

About the USCCB

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is an assembly of the hierarchy of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands who jointly exercise certain pastoral functions on behalf of the Christian faithful of the United States. The purpose of the Conference is to promote the greater good which the Church offers humankind, especially through forms and programs of the apostolate fittingly adapted to the circumstances of time and place. This purpose is drawn from the universal law of the Church and applies to the episcopal conferences which are established all over the world for the same purpose.

About the CatholicTV Network:

The CatholicTV Network is a national cable television network also streaming a live feed 24 hours a day at CatholicTVLIVE.com. The CatholicTV Network represents a cable TV station available in more than 14 million homes, an interactive website with television-like live and video-on-demand, mobile apps and a monthly printed and digital magazine.

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