READ IT HERE:Frank Bruni writes about Father James Martin SJ in the New York Times.
READ IT HERE: What Archbishop Chaput said about James Martin, in First Things
READ IT HERE: Massimo Faggioli said about "Catholic cyber-militias"in La Croix International
READ IT HERE: Bishop Robert McElroy (a keynoter at the next AUSCP Assembly in June) says attacks on James Martin expose a cancer within the U.S. Church, an article in America
READ IT HERE: Building a Bridge by James Martin is about respect between Church and LGBT Community, a review in America
READ IT HERE: James Martin responded on Facebook to a letter of support from the AUSCP
Santa Fe Archbishop John Wester discusses plans for the 2018 AUSCP Assembly, over dinner at his home in Albuquerque, June 24. He is flanked by Sister Jackie Deeper OSF, executive secretary of the AUSCP, and Father David Cooper, past chair of the association's leadership team. Archbishop Wester will welcome participants and preside at the assembly Mass, during the June 25-28 event in Albuquerque. Scheduled to give keynote addresses are Sister Katarina Schuth, Bishop Robert McElroy and Father Richard Rohr -- who will also present a one-day retreat for registered participants.
Members of the leadership team of the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests are meeting in Albuquerque to plan the 2018 Assembly, June 25-28. Richard Rohr, OFM, will be a keynote speaker at the assembly, and will also lead a retreat for participating members and friends. In preparation for the retreat, Rohr suggests participants should read his book, "The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See."
The local social justice subcommittee of the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests (AUSCP) rejects in the strongest possible terms the racist and nationalist mindset that gave rise to Donald Trump’s labeling of Haiti and certain African nations . . . . We are shocked by such a crude and arrogant depiction of sovereign nations, each possessing its own rich history and traditions. CLICK HERE to READ the full statement.
Catholic leaders respond. READ the article in America Magazine HERE
An Evangelical leader responds: “The kingdom of God is a vision from Jesus of all nations,” Gordon said. “We want to love Trump. We want to love Haitians. We want to love Norwegians.”
Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article194508159.html#storylink=cpy
Death after deportation: from The Southern Poverty Law Center.
For the AUSCP, Bob Bonnot writes: Portions of this essay "undergird the importance of the prophetic dimension of our mission. When we choose to support something not currently kosher, such as ordaining married men, ordaining women deacons, entrusting parishes to lay leaders, we are doing something significant and important.
Father Bryan Massingale examines racism from an Ignatian viewpoint: CLICK HERE for a link to the VIDEO provided by America Magazine