200 St. Francis Avenue, Tiffin, OH 44883-3458                          May 6, 2018

Good Leaders

Good leaders search for a middle gound where the most people can find meaning; they work for win/win situations. (This is hard to do if you assume you are the higher, the more responsible, the in-charge, the senior, the more competent - or once you have made a harsh judgment about the other.)

- Richard Rohr

The Naked Now, p. 157

If you order The Naked Now from AmazonSmile, (smile.amazon.com), you can benefit AUSCP. (Through Amazon it is $12.30; free shipping for orders over $25; other copies available for as little as $4.95 thru Amazon, with shipping and handling costs added.)





Invitation to Become "Friends" of AUSCP

The AUSCP Friends Group now has 128 members. Please take time to invite your friends to join us!  

The majority of those who have become Friends have done so because of a personal invitation from an AUSCP member.

If you would like a flyer with the information on AUSCP Friends to print out or to email to your friends, send a request to: office@uscatholicpriests.org





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Parish Tithing

If your parish tithes its Sunday collection and sends a monthly donation to various places please consider putting the AUSCP on the list of recipients.  Thanks! 


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To access the latest information on immigration reform and Action Alerts, click on the JFI logo below:



To access information on care of creation and Laudato Si', click below:

Catholic Climate Covenant

Direct link to Homily Resources

Volunteers to to assist with the homily resources would be welcomed; contact Michael Agliardo, SJ: magliardo@jesuits.net


Assembly Presentations Available on Web!

Presentations that were videotaped from AUSCP Assemblies are now available to view on Youtube: 

Assembly Presentations

Links to 2017 Assembly Presentations:

Fr. Bryan Massingale

Jack Jezreel

Archbishop Wilton Gregory  

AUSCP Leadership Team Nominations

Three members of the Leadership Team  will complete two three-year terms in June 2018: David Cooper - Archdiocese of Milwaukee, an AUSCP Founding Father and former chair of the leadership Team; Dan Divis - Diocese of Cleveland, an AUSCP Founding Father and International Liaison for AUSCP; James Schexnayder - Diocese of Oakland and former Secretary of the AUSCP. 

Clarence Williams, CPPS - Diocese of Columbus and representative of the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus, is completing his first term and is eligible for a second term.

We are most grateful for their faithful service on the AUSCP Leadership Team! 


2018 Nominees

We applaud those who are willing to put forth their names as nominees for the election that will take place at the 2018 AUSCP Assembly in June. They are: Greg Barras – Diocese of  Biloxi, MS;  Michael Bausch – Diocese of Rochester, NY; Donald Horak – Diocese of Steubenville, OH; Thomas Ogg – Diocese of Cheyenne, WY; Norman Supancheck – Archdiocese of Los Angeles, CA. Information on the nominees will be sent at a later date. Thank you to those willing to serve and to those who encouraged them to become nominees.

Youth Synod Report

Thanks to the AUSCP Youth Synod Working Group, a 26-page report has been written based on the answers received from the AUSCP SurveyMonkey Questionnaire sent out in February. The report has been sent to the members of the USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, and to the Youth Synod delegates. Archbishop Chaput (Archdiocese of Philadelphia) sent a thank you for the report. He chairs the Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth. The report is available on the AUSCP website: AUSCP - HOME 

"Catholics Are Still In" Campaign

The Catholic Climate Covenant (CCC) has launched a campaign to gain the U.S. Catholic community’s support for climate action.  They are calling for signers to the U.S. Catholic Climate Declaration which expresses the imperative to protect and promote human life and human dignity by protecting our common home and acting on climate change.  

You can help enlist more Catholic leaders (of parishes, dioceses, schools, college/universities, health care facilities, etc.) to sign the U.S. Catholic Climate Declaration! Here’s How You Can Help:

1) If you lead a Catholic organization/community, you can sign your institution on to U.S. Catholic Climate Declaration here.

2) If you are a member of a Catholic organization/community, you can urge your leader (priest, bishop, president, CEO, etc.) to sign the U.S. Catholic Climate Declaration.

Please note that the Declaration is to be signed by the LEADERS of U.S. Catholic organizations/institutions/communities…not individuals.

Deadline for signing: June 11, 2018

Cardinal Tobin Discusses Migrants & Refugees

A podcast by Cardinal Tobin (Archdiocese of Newark) addresses Catholic teaching on migrants and refugees, developments in immigration and refugee policy, ideological polarization surrounding immigration in the United States, the provision of sanctuary to migrants, and how faith communities can become more involved on immigration issues. To listen to the podcast, Click on - His Eminence Cardinal Joseph Tobin, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey

Important Information for Assembly Attendees

The 2018 AUSCP Assembly will begin at 4:00 PM on Monday, June 25th, and end by Noon on Thursday, June 28th. The Assembly Registration table for picking up your packets will be open 1:00 - 4:00 PM on Monday and as needed throughout the Assembly.

Transportation from the airport to the Marriott Pyramid North hotel is available from Charter Luxury Services (CLS). Make reservation prior to 06-15-2018 to receive a discounted rate. One-Way Airport Transfer: $19.00; Round Trip Airport Transfer: $28.00. Call 505-738-3100.Online Requests can be submitted at www.charterluxuryservices.com/shuttlereq. Code: AUSCP18

Special rates: For the retreat with Richard Rohr ONLY (Tuesday evening & Wednesday until 3:00 PM) cost is $140; to include the banquet on Wednesday evening cost is $190. For attending the Tuesday evening presentation only, suggested donation is $10. If you have friends in the Albuquerque area, please let them know of this opportunity.

New special: If Assembly registration is made by check by June 1st, cost = $485. Online registration remains at $495 due to processiong charges connected to credit cards.

Annual Appeal

A special word of gratitude to the 272 donors who responded to the Annual Appeal.

We reached $80,300! WOW! Your generosity will help us to continue to expand the work of AUSCP!

Special thanks to St. Rose of Lima Parish in Northborough, MA, who sent a tithing to the AUSCP recently. AUSCP member James Houston is the pastor.






Can We Still Attract and Grow Disciples?


Sr. Katarina Schuth, OSF - "The Relationship Between Church & Culture: Prospects for Effective Evangelization of Younger Catholics"

  Bishop Robert McElroy -   "Pastoral Theology for a Post-Modern World"

 Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM -"Action &  Contemplation Toward   Discipleship in a  Secular Age"

In addition, Fr. Rohr will conduct a retreat day on Wednesday, June 27th.

Cost = $485 if paid by check by June 1st  

Send check to:  AUSCP

200 St. Francis Avenue, Tiffin, OH 44883-3458

 Online cost = $495 - Registration link

Hotel Link: Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid

($112 per night single or double; book by June 4, 2018)

Marriott Pyramid North: 505-821-3333

For  links to articles of interest on various topics, visit the AUSCP Facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/AUSCPriests

For more information and photos, visit the AUSCP website at: AUSCP - HOME 

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