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The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops are meeting in Baltimore Nov. 13-15 in their annual fall gathering. NCR is reporting from the event.
The U.S. bishops discussed immigration, racism and other social justice issues in Baltimore, but more needs to be done to effect change, say some bishops and observers.
Distinctly Catholic: Other dynamics within the bishops' conference emerged in the two-day public sessions. Immigration and racism got attention — but not a sense of urgency.
USCCB Fall 2017: A year and a half after the release of Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, the U.S. bishops have voted to create a document and pastoral plan on marriage and family life, scheduled to be ready in November 2019.
The longest and most passionate discussion on the first day of the fall assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Nov. 13 focused on how to help immigrants.