From Walter Brueggemann in The Prophetic Imagination on prophets: 

What are prophets for:

• "to nurture, nourish, and evoke a consciousness and perception alternative to the consciousness and perception of the dominant culture around us."

• "to penetrate despair so that the new futures can be believed in and embraced by us."

• "It is the vocation of the prophet to keep alive the ministry of imagination.”

• "prophets speak a word of judgment and of hope reminding us of the future promised to us."

AUSCP's mission includes being a prophetic voice that acts. Prophets are invariably rejected because they lift the need for change, creating dis-ease. We have accepted our call. Knowing that the Lord calls us, may we not be discouraged.

   The prophet, Ezechiel, by Michelangelo

The prophet, Ezechiel, by Michelangelo

What we are working on:

• Eradicating Clericalism

• Formation of Priests

• Women’s Status in our Church

• Climate Change and Care for our Common Home

• Eliminating Racism in Church and Society

• Ending the Death Penalty

• Comprehensive Immigration Reform

• Ordination of Married Men and Women Deacons

• Gospel Non-Violence

• Better Translations of Liturgical Texts

• Dialogue with Lay Organizations, our Bishops and Vatican Offices