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 —
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GAUDETE ET EXSULTATE
OF THE HOLY FATHER
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).
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Voice of the Faithful endorses the AUSCP statement on Priestly Formation. CLICK HERE.
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The AUSCP is an association that articulates and raises the compassionate and pastoral voice of our member priests. We are the largest, most inclusive association of priests in the United States, and we promote the vision and values of Vatican II.
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Keynoters also include Father Richard Rohr and Bishop Robert McElroy.
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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.