Bishop McElroy calls Trump's wall 'ineffective and grotesque'


“It is a sad day for our country when we trade the majestic, hope-filled symbolism of the Statue of Liberty for an ineffective and grotesque wall which both displays and inflames the ethnic and cultural divisions that have long been the underside of our national history. Our faith is in the God who is the Father of us all, and who urges us to see Jesus himself in the immigrants and refugees who seek safety and freedom.”

— Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego is a keynote speaker at the AUSCP Assembly in Albuquerque, June 25-28.

The scariest Catholic in America

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

Archbishop Wester hosts AUSCP leadership team

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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.

AUSCP leadership team meets with Richard Rohr

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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."

Toledo priests reject racist, nationalist mindset expressed by President Trump

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.

Trump disparagement of immigrants draws Catholic condemnation

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.”
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The USCCB responds: All are made in the image and likeness of God

Death after deportation: from The Southern Poverty Law Center.