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Most Rev. William S. Skylstad, D.D. Bishop of Spokane President
Msgr. David J. Malloy, S.T.D. General Secretary
Date: April 19, 2006
To: All Bishops
From: Msgr. David J. Malloy
Re: June Meeting Agenda
I am happy to provide you with the preliminary agenda and schedule for the June meeting in Los Angeles. Since this schedule is not being provided to the media at this time, we ask that it be treated as confidential.
All of Thursday will be in public session. All of Friday, except for the first 30 minures, and all of Saturday will be closed to the public and spent in Executive Session, regional meetings and study/reflection.
(THERE'S MORE MANURE THAN ANYONE CAN STAND)
Since all the time is fully committed, should it become necessary to add anything to the agenda, it would probably be necessary to extend beyond the scheduled adjournment at 10:30 am on Saturday.
Thursday, June 15
Call to order and opening formalities Address by Archbishop Sambi, Apostolic Nuncio Action: Extension of the Retirement Fund for Religious appeal Action: Approval of the 2007 Conference assessment Address by Cardinal Jaime Ortega, Archbishop of Havana Address by Bishop Arthur Roche, ICEL Discussion of the work of Priorities and Plans on the reorganization of the Conference
(THE SHOE IN MCCARRICK'S FANNIE)
Action: Approval of ICEL translations Election of directors for Catholic Relief Services
Oral report by Bishop Fiorenza on the Hurricane Task Force Action: Approval of adaptations of the Order of Mass (HOW WILL WE STAND THE DRIVEL???)
Presentation of Fishers of Men by the Vocations Committee (PERHAPS SOMEBODY OUGHT TO HIJACK IT AT THIS POINT WITH A POWER POINT ON HOW TO SPOT A MAN WHEN YOU SEE ONE? Let's face it, their track record is miserable) Action: Stewardship Committee request to draft Stewardship and Teenagers
Friday, June 16
Oral report by Cardinal McCarrick on Task Force on Catholic Bishops and Politicians (THIS IS THE TIME TO HIRE A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR TO DIG THROUGH THE TRASH FOR PAPERS WITH CARDINAL ARINZE'S SIGNATURE?) Beginning of Executive Session: Presentation on statutes of linitation by Mr. Mark Chopko (THANK GOD!
AS THE WORD DETERIORATES, SOMEBODY HAS FINALLY REACHED THE CONCLUSION THAT THERE'S ONLY SO MUCH TIME BISHOPS CAN WATCH LINT ACCUMULATE IN THEIR BELLYBUTTONS!) Discussion on teaching on Catholics in public life Assessment to appeal New York contraceptive coverage in the US Supreme Court Oral Report by Bishop Trautman on interdiocesan support project
Regional meetings to discuss the work of Priorities and Plans
Afternoon of study and reflection on the New Evangelization, led by Bishop Olmsted
6:00 PM Mass, reception and dinner at the Cathedral of Out Lady of the Angels
Saturday, June 17
Executive Session: Followup discussion of the work of Priorities and Plans Oral report on the Apostolic Seminary Visitations by Archbishop O'Brien Oral report by Bishop Skylstad on the April visits to the Roman dicasteries
Adjournment at 10:30 AM
What is any conference without the immortal words of Fr. Wilson: