The executive committee of the Spanish Bishops’ Conference is holding its 224th meeting this week to review a document which addresses pro-family legislation and the importance of marriage.
The text – titled, “The Truth About Human Love” – was drafted by the Plenary Assembly of bishops during its last meeting, and the executive committee was charged with studying the proposed amendments and voting on its approval.
The committee will also receive information on the preparations for the declaration of St. John of Avila as Doctor of the Church on October 7 in Rome.
The bishops hope the event will make St. John of Avila, the patron of diocesan clergy, better known among the faithful. During their meeting last April they approved a brief message on the declaration. Now that the date for the ceremony has been selected, a pastoral instruction on the life and teaching of St. John of Avila will be published.
At the same time, the executive committee will decide on the creation of a commission to coordinate the different activities planned to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the birth of St. Teresa of Avila in 2015.
The committee will also discuss economic issues and appointments to committee chairs, as well as the bishops’ agenda for 2013.