The US Bishops meet this week in San Antonio. NCR Senior Correspondent John Allen will be there and blogging about the meeting here at NCR Today. The public sessions of the gathering take place Wednesday and Thursday.
Below is the agenda for the meeting distributed by the bishops' conference. There is some speculation that the meeting will be a venue for the bishops' to discuss the controversy over President Obama's speech last month at Notre Dame. Whether any of that conversation takes place in public, however, is not at all clear.
Here's the agenda, from an April press release:
Items on the agenda include approval of the annual assessment of dioceses for United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), progress report on the pastoral plan for marriage, approval of the Mass of Thanksgiving for the Gift of Human Life, and liturgical translations. Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson, Arizona, vice president of the USCCB, also will report on the USCCB's five priorities: Cultural Diversity in the Church, Faith Formation and Sacramental Practice, Life and Dignity of the Human Person, Strengthening Marriage and Promotion of Vocations to the Priesthood and Consecrated Life.