Friday, November 13, 2015

Five Things To Remember On Nov. 13

1. This morning Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, and Msgr. Ronny Jenkins, USCCB general secretary, met with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden at the White House. The meeting continued the good will evident during the visit of Pope Francis. They addressed a range of issues important to Catholics in the United States as well as the common good, including Syrian and Middle East refugees, religious persecution, religious freedom, immigration reform and prison reform. The bishops are grateful for this opportunity for candid, cordial dialogue with the President and Vice President of the United States.

2. The USCCB's 2015 Fall General Assembly will be live streamed on the Internet, November 16-17, and will be available via satellite for broadcasters wishing to air it. The live stream will be available at: News updates, vote totals, texts of addresses and presentations and other materials will be posted to this page. Those wishing to follow the meeting on social media can use the hashtag #usccb15 and visit USCCB's Twitter handle for live events (, as well as on Facebook ( and Instagram (

3. Pope Francis will visit to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Rome Sunday. Last month the USCCB and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America issued the "Declaration on the Way: Church, Ministry and Eucharist," a unique ecumenical document that marks a pathway toward greater visible unity between Catholics and Lutherans.

4. Sunday begins National Bible Week. Test your Bible knowledge today.

5.God loves you.

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