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U.S. Bishops Meeting Will Stream Live at CatholicTV.com. Bishops to Discuss and Vote on Euthanasia Statement, Defense of Marriage and More

WATERTOWN, MA- On November 15th and 16th, CatholicTV will stream live coverage of the USCCB’s 2010 Fall Assembly in Baltimore, Maryland. Live online coverage will be viewable from 10AM to 6PM (Eastern) on the 15th, and from 8:30AM to 4PM on the 16th..

The stream will be viewable at www.CatholicTV.com/USCCB. After the live broadcasts, coverage will be archived at the same web address for viewing anytime.
During the 2010 Fall Assembly, the U.S. bishops will elect the next president, vice president, treasurer-elect, and general secretary of the USCCB, as well as the chairmen-elect of six committees. Other items on the agenda include discussion and votes on:

  • A common agreement between the bishops' conference and four Reformed churches to recognize each other’s baptism
  • The request of the Pro-Life Activities Committee to begin drafting a brief policy statement against physician assisted suicide
  • The 2012 assessment, with a recommendation that it be increased by 3 percent
  • Discussion and vote of the 2011 Conference budget.

The bishops will also hear reports and presentations on:

  • The Church’s response to the earthquake in Haiti
  • The Review and Renewal of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development
  • The work of the Ad Hoc Committee for the Defense of Marriage
  • Informational update on World Youth Day 2011
  • The needs of the Archdiocese for the Military Services
  • Integrating new media into diocesan communication structures.

CatholicTV will be at the assembly in order to promote CatholicTV and www.iCatholic.com and also to interview several bishops. These interviews will air on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”. Some of the bishops to be interviewed will include: Cardinal-designate Donald Wuerl, Bishop Gerald Barbarito of Palm Beach, Florida, and Bishop Salvatore R. Matano of Burlington, Vermont. CatholicTV will also interview one or more representatives from Catholic Relief Services.

Footage of other major events in the American Catholic Church and the Vatican can be viewed at http://www.CatholicTV.com/catholic-television.aspx.

About CatholicTV:  Founded in 1955, CatholicTV is a national broadcast television network streaming a live feed 24 hours a day at  www.CatholicTV.com .  Heeding Pope Benedict XVI's call to greater utilize the power of television and new media, CatholicTV Network offers a wide range of programs aimed at children and adults, from uplifting advice shows to international news, game shows to travel, CatholicTV has something for everyone. Based in Watertown, MA outside of Boston, CatholicTV is available in 5.7 million homes nationwide. For access to CatholicTV programs, go to CatholicTV.com or download the CatholicTV mobile app for iPhone or iPad.

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