Priests group seeks collaborative plan for pastoral leadership in priestless parishes

The AUSP, at its annual assembly in Chicago, approved a goal to develop a strategy to work to establish "a clear plan for pastoral leadership in priestless parishes." The goal calls for working with the U.S bishops, the National Federation of Priests Councils and other concerned groups in the Church in the United States. Supporters emphasized the need for a pastoral leader to carry out the non-sacramental roles.