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Vatican II was a re-reading of the Gospel in light of contemporary culture...Vatican II produced a renewal movement that simply comes from the same Gospel. Its fruits are enormous. Just recall the liturgy. The work of liturgical reform has been a service to the people as a re-reading of the Gospel from a concrete historical situation. Yes, there are hermeneutics of continuity and discontinuity, but one thing is clear: the dynamic of reading the Gospel, actualizing its message for today—which was typical of Vatican II—is absolutely irreversible." --Pope Francis, AmericaSept. 19, 2013 (Click HERE to read the article)

The Association of U.S. Catholic Priests is a forum where priests across the U.S. can relate to one another and foster dialogue with clergy, bishops, religious, laity, and their organizations. We continue to celebrate and implement the visionary concepts of the Second Vatican Council; to be servant leaders in a servant Church; to minister with humility, mercy, and faithfulness; to revitalize the Body of Christ through contemplation and witness to the goodness among our fellow pilgrims; to be a voice of hope; and to preach and act prophetically. 

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AUSCP PUBLIC STATEMENTS

September 12, 2013

AUSCP to Pope Francis: “Insist on open process in selecting bishops”   Letters from AUSCP were sent to both Pope Francis and the U.S. Apostolic Nuncio Carlo Maria Viganò urging that the participation of priests and laity in bishop selections is crucial. Click here to read more

August 28, 2013

AUSCP endorses US Bishop’s Annual Labor Day Statement  The U.S. catholic bishops never stand taller than when they stoop to raise up workers without work, who are underemployed, receive unjust wages, or who have their wages plundered by employers.  Click here to read more

August 5, 2013

JOHN XXIII and JOHN PAUL II: Saints at the Same Time   Pope Francis’ decision to canonize Pope John XXIII and John Paul II consecutively is a welcome step and a significant sign. Click here to read more