The Church is not a democracy. The U.S. bishops’ fall meeting isn’t the church equivalent of Congress in session. Still, every Catholic shares responsibility for the common good of the Church and her mission. Following what the Church’s chief pastors do, including what they do at their annual fall sessions, can help promote that common good and mission. The USCCB meeting can be watched online here: http://usccb.org/about/leadership/usccb-general-assembly/meetings/live-stream.cfm.
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