As of mid-April, 2013 AUSCP has over 935 members found in 121 U.S. Dioceses, such as: Altoona-Johnstown, Albany, Arlington, Atlanta, Baltimore, Beaumont, Belleville, Boston, Burlington, Buffalo, Camden, Chicago, Charleston, Charlotte, Cheyenne, Cincinnati, Clevelalnd, Columbus, Covington, Dallas, Davenport, Denver, Detroit, Des Moines, Dubuque, Erie, Evansville, Fort Wayne-S.Bend, Green Bay, Greensburg, Grand Rapids, Gary, Harrisburg, Hartford, Helena, Indianapolis, Jackson, Joliet, Kansas City,Ks, Kansas City-St. Joseph, MO, LaCrosse, Lafayette in Indiana, Lafayette in Louisiana, Louisville, Los Angeles, Lansing, Little Rock, Madison, Manchester, Marquette, Memphis, Metuchen, Miami, Milwaukee, Mobile, New Orleans, New Ulm, Newark, New York, New Ulm, Norwich, Oakland, Ogdensburg, Omaha, Owensboro, Paterson, Peoria, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Parma, Portland in Maine, Portland in Oregon, Portland in Maine, Providence, Pueblo, Raleigh, Richmond, Rochester, Rockford, Rockville Centre, Saginaw, Saint Augustine, Saint Louis, Saint Petersburg, Salina, San Antonio, Santa Fe, Savannah, Sacramento, San Diego, Seattle, San Francisco, Santa Fe, Scranton, Shreveport, San Jose, St Paul, Spokane, Springfield Illionis, Springfield-Cape G, Stockton, Syracuse, Toledo, Tulsa, Venice, Wheeling, Wichita, Wilmington, Winona, Worcester, Youngstown, among others and from the following (35) Religious communities: CJM, C.M. CMF, C.P, C.R., Css.r, CSC, CSP, CSSP, Glmy, M.S., M.M. O.Carm,O.P, OFM, OFM Cap, OFM Conv, OSA, OSB, OSFS, OSM, S.J., S.M., SDB, S.D.S., SSC, ST, SVD, SX, ...among others.
As we began ... one impression:
Fr. Bob Cushing, Savannah
“There are so many of us who have been roasted, toasted and tossed out by the church, but we still keep coming back. Not that we are beggars for punishment, even though it would seem so.
We are artists, musicians, poets, pastors and dreamers who are connecting with other pilgrims of the infinite. We are more than mildly distressed by the ecclesial turn of events since Paul VI. We have been wrecked and laid waste, devastated and destroyed ... but we are still "hanging in" ... still trying to keep hope alive, because it is the only dance there is.
Twenty-seven of us survivors got together at the end of August of 2011 at Mundelein to start a new group, AUSCP, the Association of US Catholic Priests.
We want to keep the best of Vatican II alive. We are a fraternity of priests in good standing who still want to push the justice agenda in the spirit of Vatican II but not in a strident way. We are a reconciling body, who are trying to provide a realistic means for dialogue among brothers and then among the people of God, hierarchy included, but one step at a time, so that no one gets run over.”