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The new text of "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship," approved by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Nov. 17, is now available online.
Distinctly Catholic: Today, I would like to look at two aspects of this week's USCCB meeting which are more ecclesial in nature.
U.S. bishops approved a $24.2 million budget for the work of their national conference in 2016. Their vote was inconclusive on a 2017 assessment increase on dioceses that fund it.
The U.S. bishops approved a statement on pornography, "Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography" on day two of their Nov. 16-19 general meeting in Baltimore.