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The U.S. bishops gather Nov. 15 in Baltimore. (photo: USCCB / YouTube)

The conference’s annual fall assembly included the election of new leadership, discussion over ‘Faithful Citizenship’ and updates on the Eucharistic Revival.

By Lauretta Brown, EWTN News, November 18, 2022

Lauretta Brown is the Register’s Washington-based staff writer.


BALTIMORE — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops addressed the country’s changing political and cultural landscape as its members gathered in Baltimore for their fall plenary assembly Nov. 14-17.

The bishops elected new leadership, discussed approaches to pro-life evangelization in the wake of the overturning of Roe v. Wade, and planned updates to their teaching document on “Faithful Citizenship” in light of current challenges.

On Tuesday, the bishops elected successors to fill the offices of the outgoing president, Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez, and vice president, Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit. In recent years, the USCCB’s vice president is elected president, but Archbishop Vigneron was too near retirement age to fulfill that role. Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services was elected to head the body. In a runoff, Archbishop Broglio defeated Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, 138-99. Archbishop Lori was then elected vice president over Bishop Kevin Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana, in a runoff by a vote of 143-96. …