USCCB Priorities

It’s useful to read not just what the pope said to US Catholics and politicians, but to read what they said to him.

For example, here’s how Cardinal George outlined the priorities of the USCCB:

The episcopal conference has recently identified the strengthening of marriage and of family life as one of five priorities for our common attention in the next several years. The other four are protecting the life and dignity of the human person at every stage of life’s journey; handing on the faith in the context of sacramental practice and the observance of Sunday worship; fostering vocations to ordained priesthood and consecrated life; and profiting from the cultural diversity of the church here, especially from the gifts of Hispanic Catholics.