Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput will address the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in what is the last meeting of America’s Catholic leaders ahead of Pope Francis’ visit during the World Meeting of Families in September.
Chaput is expected to address the conference in St. Louis sometime in the afternoon. He'll give an update on the World Meeting of Families and the visit by the Holy See.
Catholic blogger Rocco Palmo said the conference is important because it's the last time the bishops will meet before the Pope addresses the group during his American visit. At that time, Pope Francis is expected to give church leaders marching orders for the direction of the American Church.