Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Extra Omnes

One of the elements of next week's USCCB November Meeting many observers were looking forward to was its shaping up to be the first plenary of the US bishops to keep a public schedule for its duration, something not done since before the famous Dallas meeting in June 2002.

Not so fast, it seems.

Earlier today, the conference announced that its public business will be completed by Tuesday afternoon, leaving the other two days for "executive session or prayer and reflection, neither of which is open to the media."

Well, at least the tradition begun last year in DC can continue: a certain metropolitan waving farewell to the attending press, all the while exclaiming "The party's over! The party's over!"