Priestly Formation

The Ad Hoc Working Group on Priestly Formation conducted internet meetings to produce an eight-page document to be sent to the appropriate committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

The U.S. Bishops' Program for Priestly Formation: Fifth Edition is due for revision and updating. 

Chair: Ron Chochol, rcchochol@aol.com
AUSCP Facilitator: Marty Marren, mtmarren@comcast.net
AUSCP Leadership Team Liaison: Kevin Clinton, kevin.clinton@npcatholic.org

Since the December 8, 2016 Congregation for the Clergy’s release of The Gift of the Priestly Vocation (Ratio Fundamentalis Institutionis Sacerdotalis—3rd Edition), with its mandate that each conference of bishops update its Program of Priestly Formation, we of the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests (AUSCP) have felt called and duty-bound to contribute to this important process. Our 2017 Assembly in Atlanta made addressing it one of our three top priorities for 2017-2018. A Working Group was established and has worked diligently since August 2017 to prepare observations, concerns, and proposals regarding five crucial components of priestly formation.

READ THE LETTER TO THE USCCB AND THE FULL DOCUMENT HERE