Monday, November 11, 2002

By the way, there's more to this meeting than the norms. Included on the agenda are:

Norms on implementing the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People

Report on the possibility of convoking a Plenary Council

A document on a Catholic Recommitment to Overcome Poverty and Respect the Dignity of All God's Children

Complementary norms from the Committee on Canonical Affairs which govern fundraising appeals, dollar limits which determine when a diocese must get approval from the Holy See to "alienate, or sell, property, and norms governing the leasing of church property

Three items from the Committee on Liturgy: the translation of the ordination rite, the translation of the General Instruction on The Roman Missal, and the five-year review of the Lectionary

A proposal for a new document in support of Catholic elementary and secondary schools

A revised document on domestic violence

An unprecedented joint statement from the bishops conferences of Mexico and the United States titled Strangers No Longer, A Pastoral Letter Concerning Migration

A request for a new pastoral statement on stewardship addressed to young adults

Diocesan Financial Issues, a new document which will assist dioceses in their accounting and financial reporting

A Pro-Life statement on the 30th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade.

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