If you didn't follow the USCCB meeting by Twitter , you missed some drama.
About 2:15 eastern time, according the USCCB Twitter page, the bishops took up discussion of the bishops pastoral letter on marriage. (NCR readers may recall the of the document, the NCR editorialized: On marriage, the bishops should start over .)
I logged in about 20 minutes into the discussion and saw this at the top of the page (remember these are posted in reverse chronological order):
Cites concern of Ramirez that Hispanics have totally different cultural perspective on marriage.
Hurley cites that document intended to be pastoral. Says the document warrants some additional attention.
Hurley clarifies his proposed amendment, that first two sections of marriage document be reversed w/intro based on Deus Caritas Est.
Amendment falls short.
Bishops doing electronic vote on Wenski Amendment.
Bishop Wenski defending proposed amendment that would encourage young Catholics to seek Catholic spouses.
Bishops preparing to vote on Pastoral Letter on Marriage.
Oh boy this was getting good. I refreshed my browser (remember reverse chronological order):
Hurley is making motion for portions of document to be rewritten to incorporate more pastoral, inclusive, dynamic understanding of marriage.
Oh boy! Refresh again:
Bishop Conlon observes that amendment process be completed and that bishops ought to focus on whole document.
Bishops to vote on motion to remand to committee. Kurtz says committee does not favor this, to say the least.
Oh man. Didn't these guys read our editorial?
Now they're voting .... refresh browser.
Schweitz moves to approve the pastoral letter on marriage.
Well, I guess we have a new pastoral letter on marriage.