Bishop Soto attending U.S. bishops' spring general assembly June 13-14

Washington — The 2018 Spring General Assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) being held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will be live streamed on the Internet, June 13-14. The livestream will be available at: News releases, texts of addresses, presentations and other materials will also be posted on this page as they become available.  

Follow live conversation on Twitter with #USCCB18. Press conferences will also be streamed live on Facebook and Twitter.

The live stream is expected to run from 8:45 a.m. (assembly starting time) to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13. On Thursday, June 14, the satellite feed will run from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bishop Jaime Soto is attending the assembly. During the assembly, the full body of bishops will address a variety of topics including ethical and religious directives for Catholic health care services, a pastoral response to Asian and Pacific Island Catholics in the United States, and the upcoming Synod on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment as well as the V National Encuentro.

Items for discussion and votes will also include proposed revisions for the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. Discussion and votes will also be proposed regarding new translations of various components of the Liturgy of the Hours including certain antiphons and intercessions. This will be one of several votes due to occur for this project over the next few years. Translations of the Liturgy of the Hours Grail Psalms have already been approved for U.S. dioceses.