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Let's review the translation!

 

CLICK HERE for comments from Archbishop Wilton Gregory about the new Missal translation. Latest in America Magazine.

• To fix “problematic” sections that fail to “bring the entire church together.”

“Let’s have a review,” [Archbishop Gregory said]. adding that while he does not think U.S. bishops “have the stomach to start from ground zero,” he thinks a consultation with priests and laity “would be helpful.”

 

 

NEW • NEW • NEW: CLICK HERE to read the AUSCP report in preparation for Youth Synod 2018

NEW: April 16 -- America Magazine publishes Catholic News Service story on our call for change in Priest Formation. CLICK HERE to read the CNS story by Dennis Sadowski.

ORIGINAL RELEASE: AUSCP Committee offers to assist Bishops' Committee on Priestly Preparation
• Letter to Cardinal Tobin and committee members
• Document: Preparing the Sixth Edition of the Program of Priestly Formation — Five Overriding Concerns
— Published Holy Thursday, March 29, 2018 —
CLICK HERE to read the letter and document

 

APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION
GAUDETE ET EXSULTATE
OF THE HOLY FATHER
FRANCIS
ON THE CALL TO HOLINESS
IN TODAY’S WORLD

1. “REJOICE AND BE GLAD” (Mt 5:12), Jesus tells those persecuted or humiliated for his sake. The Lord asks everything of us, and in return he offers us true life, the happiness for which we were created. He wants us to be saints and not to settle for a bland and mediocre existence. The call to holiness is present in various ways from the very first pages of the Bible. We see it expressed in the Lord’s words to Abraham: “Walk before me, and be blameless” (Gen 17:1). 

2. What follows is not meant to be a treatise on holiness, containing definitions and distinctions helpful for understanding this important subject, or a discussion of the various means of sanctification. My modest goal is to repropose the call to holiness in a practical way for our own time, with all its risks, challenges and opportunities. For the Lord has chosen each one of us “to be holy and blameless before him in love” (Eph 1:4).

CLICK HERE TO READ THE TEXT from the official Vatican website.

 

Voice of the Faithful endorses the AUSCP statement on Priestly Formation. CLICK HERE.

NEW: Rejoice and be glad: Pope Francis issues

NEW: Obituary: Father John Hynes, a 'Founding Father' of AUSCP, April 4, 2018.

 

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  AUSCP Assembly Albuquerque June 25-28

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NEW: Signs of a turning point for the role of women in the church. READ IT HERE from La Croix International

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Turning Point?

NEW: Steering the debate past women in priesthood. READ IT HERE.

NEW: Francis 'catapults' Working People and Labor issues forward. READ IT HERE.

RELATED: NCR Editorial calls for Catholic support of unions 'for families' sake. Click to read it HERE.

Preparing for Civil Disobedience
in support of DREAMers

 February 27: Father Bernard Survil, AUSCP member from the Diocese of Greensburg, with Sister Marie Lucey OSF and Patrick Carolan, prepare the Catholic Day of Action for Dreamers, in Washington, D.C. Sister Marie Lucey is the associate director of the Franciscan Action Network; Patrick Carolan is the executive director. Thirty-six women and 10 men, including Father Survil, were arrested for acts of civil disobedience, while supporting the call for clean DACA legislation including a path to citizenship.  PREVIOUSLY POSTED  February 21: AUSCP urges "fast" and "phone" effort, personal and public action in support of Dreamers.  See the news release HERE.   U.S. Priests support Father Gary Graf, fasting for DACA.  CLICK HERE for news release .   CLICK HERE for Chicago Tribune profile of Father Gary Graf.

February 27: Father Bernard Survil, AUSCP member from the Diocese of Greensburg, with Sister Marie Lucey OSF and Patrick Carolan, prepare the Catholic Day of Action for Dreamers, in Washington, D.C. Sister Marie Lucey is the associate director of the Franciscan Action Network; Patrick Carolan is the executive director. Thirty-six women and 10 men, including Father Survil, were arrested for acts of civil disobedience, while supporting the call for clean DACA legislation including a path to citizenship.

PREVIOUSLY POSTED

February 21: AUSCP urges "fast" and "phone" effort, personal and public action in support of Dreamers. See the news release HERE.

U.S. Priests support Father Gary Graf, fasting for DACA. CLICK HERE for news release.

CLICK HERE for Chicago Tribune profile of Father Gary Graf.

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  2018 in Albuquerque:  Katarina Schuth, OSF, PhD, will be a keynote speaker  at the 2018 AUSCP Assembly. She holds the Endowed Chair for the Social Scientific Study of Religion at The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity.    Click HERE for information about her book,    Seminary Formation,    with a forward by Cardinal Blase Cupich .

2018 in Albuquerque: Katarina Schuth, OSF, PhD, will be a keynote speaker  at the 2018 AUSCP Assembly. She holds the Endowed Chair for the Social Scientific Study of Religion at The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity. 

Click HERE for information about her book, Seminary Formation, with a forward by Cardinal Blase Cupich.

Keynoters also include Father Richard Rohr and Bishop Robert McElroy.

GO TO our 2018 Assembly Page

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Scroll down to see the Vision and the Mission of the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests

2018: It is time we set out our goals on becoming ultra-human. READ the COMMENTARY HERE from Ilia Delio, a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Washington, D.C.

RECENTLY: Pope wants discussion about married priests for Brazil. In March 2017, America reported a similar story. AUSCP has long supported the idea. See the 2015 News Release

RELATED: CLICK HERE to see the video: Phyllis Zagano is interviewed on Salt and Light, about her role in Vatican study of Women Deacons

Click HERE to read the text of the AUSCP Pastoral Plan for Priestless Parishes

 

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From the AUSCP:


A statement of sadness and support
on the occasion of the murder of a priest
• May 3, 2018 •

 Words fail us, even in our prayers, when we learn again and again about a priest murdered in Mexico or in Nigeria or in any nation of the world. On this day, May 3, as our Church celebrates the feast of St Philip and St. James, Apostles and Martyrs, we remember too the recent death of a priest in Mexico and others who have died in witness of our faith.

When we hear of the death of a brother or a sister in ministry far away, we as priests in the United States may be confounded with sadness at the reality beyond our capability of making a difference. When our own words fail us, a prayer comes to mind provoked by the murder of one of our own in Guatemala, Blessed Stanley Rother, an Oklahoma diocesan priest. He could have gone home to safety, but he was a shepherd who would not leave his flock.

Whatever we face in opposition to our faith, whether it may be a threat to our comfort or even to life itself, we remember Blessed Stanley. The prayer, composed following his beatification, includes these words addressed to the martyred parish pastor:

“You became a sign of love of Christ the Good Shepherd for your people, and blessed their lives by your ministry. You stood firm and did not run from danger.”

The Association of U.S. Catholic Priests encourages U.S. priests and parishes to pray for martyred priests and church workers throughout the world. May each of us stand firm and be "a sign of Christ's love among his people.”