January 31, 2021
Future is an Attitude
This is for all of those who embrace change. The ones who refuse to give in. The ones who keep pushing. Who invent, create and won't stop until their ideas come to life.
This is for all of those who believe that the future isn't something you wait for, that it's a chance, a challenge, an inspiration.
This is for all of those who start the future today. Who refues to wait for a better tomorrow.
Instead, they get to work. They harvest the sun, the water and the wind. And make things without breaking others.
Because nothing is more sustainable than doing all the good we can do.
-Submitted by AUSCP member John Vianney Hoover of New Creation Monastery
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2020 Assembly Presentations Online
Assembly presentations by Sr. Carol Zinn, SSJ, John Carr, Archbishop John Wester, Sr. Carol Keehan, DC, and Sr. Simone Campbell, SSS, are now online. The links can be found on the AUSCP website:
Invitation to Become "Friends" of AUSCP
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AUSCP Speaks Out...Again!
On January 26, 2021, the AUSCP issued a press release in support of the Catholic bishops who signed their support for a statement by the Tyler Clementi Foundation, an organization that fights LGBT bullying in schools, workplaces and faith communities. Archbishop John Wester (Santa Fe), Cardinal Joseph Tobin (Newark), and Bishop John Stowe (Lexington) are among those who signed the statement.
The AUSCP statement began by saying: “As an association that has consistently supported the rights of individuals in the LGBT community, the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests applauds and supports the Catholic bishops who have signed a statement affirming the God-given dignity of all human life.” You can read the full press release on the AUSCP website HERE.
Last day of January - Time to Renew!
All AUSCP members are asked to renew in the month of January for the calendar year. Membership dues for Priest-members and Associates are $60 per year. Friends may still join with or without a donation.
Priest-Members must pay dues to continue recognition of their status as AUSCP “Members”. Priests who decline to pay dues will continue to be welcomed and retained as “AUSCP-Friends”.
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2021 In-Person Assembly
All AUSCP Priest members, Associates, and Friends are invited to join us for the 2021 Annual Assembly in Minneapolis June 21-24! It will be held at Doubletree by Hilton. We will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the founding of AUSCP. See below for further details of speakers and costs. Registrations will be accepted beginning February 5, 2021, online or by check.
Hope to see you in June!
Ban Nuclear Weapons
AUSCP Friend Jack Gilroy reported on a demonstration held on Friday, January 22 in front of the Federal Building in Binghamton, NY. A celebration was held to cheer for the nations who have made nuclear weapons illegal by signing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. 86 states have signed the Treaty and 52 have ratified it. The U.S.has not signed the treaty. If grassroots people in each state would begin to press federal legislators and the incoming President to join the Treaty to Abolish Nuclear Weapons it could happen. - Jack Gilroy
Church bells rang, trumpet, sax, fiddle and drums blasted and beat as a joyous New Orleans style Second Line paraded around the USA Federal Building. You can view a TV video of this event by clicking on the link: Activists celebrate UN nuclear weapons ban (Channel 34)
We want to get rid of nuclear weapons before they get rid of us.
The AUSCP recently sponsored a webinar on Ban the Nukes, Feed the
Hungry. Click on the title to view. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) can be found at icanw.org
Pax Christi Retreat on Nonviolence
On December 18, 2020, Pax Christi International offered a three-hour online retreat focused on nonviolence. This unique program was crafted in cooperation with the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. Approximately 500
persons from around the world were able to join in the retreat.
You can watch the videos from the retreat here.
Annual Appeal Progress
Although the matching grant is over, the Appeal continues. Our goal is to reach $150,000 from 500 donors. We are now at 452 donors giving a total of $97,673. Thank you for whatever support you are able to offer! We are counting on your generosity to help us move forward.
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AUSCP Upcoming Webinars
Please register for the webinars that are of interest to you and we will send you the Zoom link. All webinars are free at the present time. The next webinars are listed below. You can register for any of the webinars by clicking HERE.
Webinar topics - If you have suggestions for future webinar topics, please send them to Fr. Bob Bonnot: email@example.com
Wednesdays, 4:00 pm ET, February 3,10,17,24 - Evolution of Catholic Social Teaching at the Deep Level of Civilization
Over time, civilization has given rise to various social dimensions -- economy, culture, myths, religion, etc. In the last 130 years Catholic Social Teaching, from Pope Leo XIII to Pope Francis has greatly evolved into today’s Regenerative Postmodern Global Ecological Civilization. Dr. Holland will help us understand where we are and where we are headed thru a 4 session webinar series. Six (6) days prior to each session you will receive an email with a brief description of the session as well as suggested readings, with 2 additional reminders and the Zoom log-in
Presenter: Joe Holland, Ph.D. in Theology, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy & Religion. St Thomas University, Miami Gardens, FL, author of several books
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 3-4 PM ET - Ben Salmon and the End of the 'Christian' Just War Theory. Mark Scibilia-Carver, member of the AUSCP Gospel Nonviolent Working Group and a Friend of AUSCP, will lead the webinar. More information and registration available soon.
Other Webinars/discussions that might be of interest to you:
Monday, February 1, 12:30 EST: Dialogue on "President Biden, U.S. Bishops, and Pope Francis" with Bishop Robert
McElroy, Helen Alvare, Anne Thompson, John Carr, Daniels
How to Promote Catholic Principles in a Divided Church and Nation
Livestreamed Online - RSVP
Thursday, February 4, 2021, 12:30 - 1:30 pm EST - Black Women and Criminal (In)justice: Missing Voices in the U.S. Incarceration Conversation, Co-sponsored by Georgetown University's Women's Center and Prisons & Justice
Initiative. Speakers - Sherri Davis, Ashley McSwain, Syrita Staib, Haley Wierzbicki. Livestreamed online - Link to RSVP
Wednesday, February 10, 6:30 - 8:00 PM PST/ 9:30 - 11:00 PM EST -Fratelli Tutti - Sisters and Brothers All. Five speakers will interpret the message of Pope Francis from different faith perspectives, as it applies to a specific area of our national reality - Sr. Kathleen Warren, Imam Taha Hasanne, Fr. Chris Ponnet, Rabbi Laurie Coskey, Robert Ehnow.. Webinar Registration - Zoom
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Mondays 7:00 - 8:15 PM, February 15, 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5 – Fratelli Tutti Discussion Series led by Sr. Edna Michel, osf, Director of St. Francis Spirituality Center, Tiffin, OH.
Registration: email email@example.com
Indicate that you are registering for the 8 week discussion series on Fratelli Tutti. Request an electronic copy of the Franciscan study guide (provided without charge).
The following past webinars are available for viewing:
Choosing Peace: Vision and Practice
Caring for People and Our Planet: Living Laudato Si - Ecological Justice and Ecologically sinful Footprints, Part 2
Race Superiority and Fascism: Is Fascism a Threat in and to the U.S.? Is the current U.S. struggle with racism and white superiority laying the ground for a Fascist future?
SUNDAY OF THE WORD OF GOD
Celebrating Dorothy Day’s 40th Anniversary
God's Own Vintage - Dr. Marc DelMonico - January 11, 2021
Ban the Nukes, Feed the Hungry
Here are the links to al the first 4 Caste Discussions:
Session 1: https://vimeo.com/503214763
Session 2: https://vimeo.com/503220898
Session 3: https://vimeo.com/503208107
Session 4: https://vimeo.com/503228733
Mark your calendar for our "In-Person" Assembly!
The 10th ANNUAL AUSCP ASSEMBLY
Minneapolis, MN: JUNE 21-24, 2021
Where do we go from here?
2021 Retreat Day will be led by Jan Michael Joncas.
Speakers include: Michael Sean Winters, Dr. Shannen Dee Williams, and Bishop William Wack
Contemplative Reflector: Sr. Margie Klein, SSND
Assembly Registration: $480 if received by March 31, 2021 (Online or by check); $500 after March 31.
Reservations will be accepted beginning February 5, 2021.
For room reservations, use the Hilton Link on the AUSCP website after February 5, or contact the DoubleTree by Hilton directly at 952-835-7800.
Rooms are $119 per night (Standard Room, single or double occupancy) if booked by May 20th. Limited availability; rate available three days before and after the Assembly.
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