VIEWPOINT: Now is the time for married priests

Mission and Vision of the AUSCP

Mission of the AUSCP: 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.