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. Her books include Priestly Ministry in Multiple Parishes; Educating Leaders for Ministry: Issues and Responses (with Victor J. Klimoski and Kevin J. O'Neil; Seminaries, Theologates, and the Future of Church Ministry: An Analysis of Trends and Transitions; and Reason for the Hope: The Futures of Roman Catholic Theologates.

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

Plan now to attend the AUSCP Albuquerque Assembly: June 25-28, 2018. Keynoters also include Father Richard Rohr and Bishop Robert McElroy.

GO TO our 2018 Assembly Page

Videos from 2017 Assembly:




"A Place Called Home" 

Of interest:

A TED Talk given by Pope Francis

VIDEOs from previous AUSCP Assemblies

From the Catholic Climate Covenant and the AUSCP:
HOMILY HELPS from Scripture and Laudato Si'

Members of AUSCP teamed up with the Catholic Climate Covenant to create weekly homily helps. They break open the Sunday Scriptures, drawing on Catholic social teaching and care for creation. They offer insight and perspective with quotations from Scripture, commentary and passages from Laudato Si’ , and include suggested prayers of the faithful. Click below to download Homily Helps.

Homily Helps: English

Homily Helps: Spanish

Mission and Vision of the AUSCP

Mission: To be an association of U.S. Catholic priests offering mutual support and a collegial voice through dialogue, contemplation and prophetic action on issues affecting Church and society.    

Vision: To be a Priests Voice of Hope and Joy within our Pilgrim Church.                               

Founded in 2011, AUSCP is the largest association of priests in the United States. All members are priests in good standing in dioceses and religious communities. Inspired by the teaching of Vatican II, we support the continuing pursuit of its implementation. We invite the support of FRIENDS to and with whom we minister, whose faith and support emboldens us.

To be a “priests’ voice of hope and joy,” we must listen to our members and Friends — on line, in person and at our national assemblies. We do. Then we share our common concerns with church and world through prophetic advocacy.  

Among current concerns of AUSCP members and friends: support for the decision by Pope Francis to establish a commission regarding the possible ordination of women deacons.