The CatholicTV Network to air Coverage of the USCCB General Assembly
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The CatholicTV Network will air coverage of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) General Assembly November 12-15 in Baltimore, MD
WATERTOWN, MA (November 8, 2012) – The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will meet November 12-15 in Baltimore for their annual Fall General Assembly. The bishops will hear addresses by Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of USCCB, and Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, apostolic nuncio to the United States. Jay Fadden, General Manager of the CatholicTV Network and Monsignor William P. Fay, Ph.D. will deliver full coverage of the event.
When asked about the importance of airing the general assembly Monsignor Fay said, “By seeing the bishops at work in their national conference we witness firsthand the apostles exercising together their love of God and love of the Church."
In addition to addresses by Cardinal Dolan and Archbishop Viganò, the bishops will also hear reports from Bishop Kevin J. Farrell of Dallas, chairman of the USCCB Committee on National Collections, and Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas of Tucson, Arizona, chairman of Catholic Relief Services, on rebuilding efforts for the Church in Haiti. Bishop Farrell will also report on the state of National Collections in general.
Auxiliary Bishop Edgar Moreira da Cunha of Newark, New Jersey will give an informational presentation on World Youth Day 2013, and Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the Subcommittee on the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, will give an update on the promotion and defense of marriage, particularly a Spanish-language video. Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento, California, chairman of the Cultural Diversity Committee, will present an update on the Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers program.
Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson, head of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, will give a status update on the activities of the ordinariate, which was established in January to assist Anglican communities in the United States wishing to join the Catholic Church. The bishops will also hear presentations from Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the Archdiocese of Military Services, chairman of the USCCB Subcommittee on Canonical Affairs and Church Governance, and Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans, chairman of the Committee on Divine Worship.
The bishops will vote on several action items, including their strategic plan and documents on preaching, the Sacrament of Penance, the economy and possibilities and challenges to the teaching ministry of a bishop. The bishops will also vote for the treasurer-elect of USCCB, the chairmen-elect of five committees, and the creation of three USCCB staff positions.
More information can be found at: www.usccb.org.
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:
Founded in 1955, CatholicTV Network is a national broadcast television network streaming a live feed 24 hours a day at CatholicTV.com. Heeding Pope Benedict XVI's call to greater utilize the power of television and new media, the CatholicTV Network features its cable TV station, Catholic web site, mobile apps and widget. Celebrate Mass online; pray The Rosary; enjoy programs on prayer, the saints, the Scriptures and the Catholic Church on America's Catholic Television Network.
The CatholicTV Network may be seen across the US on Sky Angel, ROKU, and selected carriers. Programming may also be seen on demand in the US via Verizon FiOS. CatholicTV has channels in New England on Charter, Comcast, Full Channel, RCN and other carriers. You can watch the CatholicTV Network 24 hours a day at www.CatholicTV.com or downloaded via iTunes.com and on your mobile device.
Shannon Muldoon, Public Relations Coordinator
The CatholicTV® Network
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