New members, with current and completing members of the Leadership Team

Above, from left, David Cooper, Milwaukee, completing position as chair emeritus; Clarence William, CPPS, Director of the Institute for Recovery from Racisms; Jim Schexnayder, Oakland, completing board terms; Aidan McAleenan, Oakland; Bob Bonnot, Youngstown, chair; Peter Daly, Washington, D.C. , newly elected; Tulio Ramirez, a member of the Xaverian Missionaries of Yarumal, Bronx, N.Y.;  Sister Jackie Doepker, OSF, executive secretary; Kevin Clinton, St. Paul-Minneapolis, vice-chair; Greg Barras, Biloxi, newly elected; Louis Arceneaux, C.M., New Orleans; Lee Baachi, Joliet, treasurer; Frank Eckart, Toledo, founding father and assembly organizer; Dan Divis, Cleveland, founding father, completing board terms; Jim Kiesel, Baltimore. 

Not pictured: Bill Spilly, Rochester; Michael J. Bausch, Rochester, newly elected.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: CLICK HERE to watch Sister Katarina Schuth OSF giving her keynote address to the 2018 Assembly

     CLICK HERE to VIEW Sister Katarina's Powerpoint slides

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: CLICK HERE to watch Bishop Robert McElroy at the 2018 Assembly

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: CLICK HERE to watch Father Richard Rohr at the 2018 Assembly.

AUSCP Assembly: An exhibitor's reaction.
CLICK HERE to view the response of Sheila Norris, courtesy Dan Morris-Young.

AUSCP brings hope, according to Alphonse Mirabal. See the video below.

 

NEW July 12, 2018: The Wander publishes the second of two stories on the AUSCP Assembly. CLICK HERE to read the story by Dexter Duggan.

ASSEMBLY APPROVES GOALS FOR AUSCP.  CLICK HERE FOR THE STORY.

RESOLUTIONS PASSED: Eight resolutions were brought to the floor for the members of the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests to consider. The issues included “Separating Children at the Border” and “Pastoral Ministry to LGBT People.” The purpose of a resolution is to give direction to the AUSCP leadership team, which in turn will develop a public statement, and to determine how and when the statement will be made public. According to assembly rules, a resolution needs at least 67 percent of the members’ votes for approval. All eight resolutions were approved in the voting June 27.

The resolutions included Border separation of families; LGBT ministry; Gospel Non-Violence and Gun Control; Support of Parkland students’ initiative; Better translation of texts for Mass and sacraments; Continued support for exploration of ordaining married men; Just Handling of Church Pension Plans; and the Importance of Dialogue in the Life of the Church.

Regarding Pastoral Ministry and LGBT People: "It is timely that AUSCP raise its voice in defense of informed and compassionate ministry with LGBT people." In part, the approved resolution stated: "We endorse the We Are Church Ireland petition that the Church change its language about LGBT persons." To read the petition and to add your signature, CLICK HERE.

FACES AT THE ASSEMBLY: Below, Bishop Robert McElroy; AUSCP Friends, Paco Wertin and Sister Joan Miller; Colloquium Leader Deb Rose-Milavec; Sister Katarina Schuth OSF.

IN THE NEWS

• Dan Morris-Young of NCR provides an overview of the assembly. CLICK HERE to see the story.

• NCR also provided stories on keynoters, Sister Katarina Schuth OSF (CLICK HERE) and Bishop Robert McElroy (CLICK HERE)

• The Wanderer publishes the first of two stories by Dexter Duggan. CLICK HERE.

• KOAT TV News in Albuquerque reported on AUSCP concerns for families at the border. CLICK FOR JUNE 25 STORY HERE.  OR CLICK HERE to see JUNE 27 story.

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St. John XXIII Award

The Association of U.S. Catholic Priests
proudly presents
its seventh annual St. John XXIII Award to
Reverend Richard Rohr OFM
for his 48 years of Franciscan priesthood,
his prophetic preaching, teaching, and writing,
his spiritual mentoring of many, 
and for his embodiment of what
Pope John XXIII and Vatican II envisioned,
on this the 27th day of June
in the year of our Lord 2018.

Father Kevin Clinton, from the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis, stands with Father Richard Rohr OFM after presenting him with the St. John XXIII Award, June 27, 2018.

 

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St. John XXIII Award

The Association of U.S. Catholic Priests
 proudly presents
its seventh annual St. John XXIII Award to
Rev. John (Jay) Davidson
for his 54 years of priesthood,
his tireless ecumenical work for justice,
his compassionate and collegial leadership, 
and for his role in the founding of the AUSCP, 
all in the pastoral spirit of Vatican II,
on this the 27th day of June
in the year of our Lord 2018.

Sister Joan Miller OSF, who nominated Father Jay Davidson for the award, stands with the honoree and Father Bob Bonnot of Youngstown, following the presentation of the award, June 27, 2018.

NEW MEMBERS OF THE LEADERSHIP TEAM:
Below: Greg Barras, Biloxi; Michael J. Bausch, Rochester; Peter Daly, Washington, D.C.

Navajo Eagle Dancers lead the entrance procession from the Marriott Pyramid North to the Pavilion June 27 for Mass with Archbishop John C. Wester.

2018 Featured Speakers

• Katarina Schuth

• Richard Rohr

• Bishop Robert McElroy

 

 

 Archbishop John C. Wester will preside at the Assembly Mass, concluding the Retreat

Archbishop John C. Wester will preside at the Assembly Mass, concluding the Retreat

  CLICK to learn more about Katarina Schuth, OSF    Katarina Schuth,  a member of the Sisters of Saint Francis of Rochester, Minnesota, and the author of the influential book,  Seminary Formation.  She is a leading figure in the fields of Pastoral Theology and the Sociology of Religion.

CLICK to learn more about Katarina Schuth, OSF

Katarina Schuth, a member of the Sisters of Saint Francis of Rochester, Minnesota, and the author of the influential book, Seminary Formation. She is a leading figure in the fields of Pastoral Theology and the Sociology of Religion.

  •  READ  Krista Tippet's  On Being    interview with Richard Rohr.    •  Richard Rohr, described by Wikipedia     •  Center for Action and Contemplation

• READ Krista Tippet's On Being interview with Richard Rohr.

• Richard Rohr, described by Wikipedia

• Center for Action and Contemplation

2018 Featured Speaker: Bishop Robert McElroy