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ASSEMBLY: Catholic bishops from across the country, including from the Diocese of San Diego, will gather for their spring conference in Louisville, Kentucky, June 12 to 14. (Credit: CNS photo/Bob Roller)

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WASHINGTON — The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will gather for the 2024 Spring Plenary Assembly in Louisville, Kentucky, June 12 to 14. The public sessions on June 13 and 14 will be livestreamed on the USCCB website.

The public portion of the assembly will begin with addresses by Cardinal Christophe Pierre, the papal nuncio to the United States, and Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, who serves as president of the Conference.

The bishops will receive updates on various issues and initiatives. The meeting agenda is expected to include updates on the Committee on Migration; the bishops’ national mental health campaign; the Synod on Synodality; the Task Force for a National Directory for Instituted Ministries; the National Eucharistic Revival and the National Eucharistic Congress; and the National Review Board.

Votes are expected on a number of action items including:

  • Three action items on liturgical texts pertaining to the Liturgy of the Hours.
  • “Listen, Teach, Send: A National Pastoral Framework for Ministries with Youth and Young Adults.”
  • “Keeping Christ’s Promise: A Pastoral Framework for Indigenous Ministry,” a pastoral plan for Native American and Indigenous Ministry.

Public sessions of the assembly will be held on the afternoon of June 13 and the morning of June 14, and livestreamed at usccb.org/meetings. News updates, texts of addresses and presentations, and other materials will be posted to that page.

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