U.S. bishops’ spring assembly opens with rapid start to communications

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June 11, 2015

Bishop Donald J. Kettler of of St. Cloud, Minn., sings during morning prayer June 11 at the spring general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in St. Louis. (CNS photo/Lisa Johnston, St. Louis Review) See BISHOPS- June 10 and 11, 2015.

Bishop Donald J. Kettler of the Diocese of St. Cloud, Minn., sings during morning prayer June 11 at the spring general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in St. Louis. (CNS photo/Lisa Johnston, St. Louis Review)

ST. LOUIS (CNS) — A few hours before the U.S. bishops’ spring general assembly opened June 10 in St. Louis, the meeting already had begun.

Tweets were trickling out from bishops, media and observers, using the hashtag #usccb15. Among their first items to share: a link to the live stream of the proceedings, bishops making their presence known and media types encouraging followers to watch their live coverage.

Approximately 250 bishops attended the June 10-12 assembly at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown St. Louis.

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