200 St. Francis Avenue, Tiffin, OH 44883-3458                          June 3, 2018


The soul's impulse comes quietly and generously from within; we do not look for payment, reward, or advancement because we have found our soul gift, our inherent gladness. To be an oblate - someone who is offered - is quite different from seeking security, status, or title.

- Richard Rohr

Daily Meditation - 6/1/18

Richard Rohr will give a keynote presentation and conduct a retreat at the 2018 AUSCP Assembly. He recommends that those coming to the Assembly read his book The Naked Now prior to the Assembly.



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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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  

Register NOW for the 2018 Assembly in Albuquerque!

If you haven't registered yet, please do so NOW. Don't miss the wonderful camaraderie and the excellent speakers!  Scroll down for the exciting details on this year's gathering.

Don't miss this excellent opportunity! Register NOW!

Registration link

Hotel rooms must be booked by June 4th!

Hotel Link: Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid

Ban on women Priests Reaffirmed

An NCR article by Joshua McElwee (May 29, 2018), says that the head of the Vatican's doctrinal office has reaffirmed the Catholic Church's ban on the ordination of women as priests, writing in a new article that the teaching has a "definitive character" and "is a truth belonging to the deposit of faith."

In a short essay available online, published in Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano May 30, Archbishop Luis Ladaria also states that expressing doubt about the barring of women from the priesthood "creates serious confusion among the faithful."

To read the NCR article, click HERE.

Catholic Mobilizing Network Offers Webinar

To join CMN's next webinar on the Death Penalty at 12:00 PM (EST), on Wednesday, June 13th, click below:

Join us for a dynamic and informative webinar!

Building a Culture of Life: End the Death Penalty & Promote Restorative Justice webinar will include:

  • Outcomes of state repeals this legislative session and what to expect in 2019
  • Restorative justice tools and resources available to share with your congregation, community and parish ministries.

"Catholics Are Still In" Campaign Nearing Deadline

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

1) If you are a leader of a Catholic organization or community, you can sign your institution on to the U.S. Catholic Climate Declaration here.

2) If you are a member of a Catholic organization or 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. 

The deadline for signing is June 11th, 2018. 

The Poor People's Campaign:

A National Call for Moral Revival

Fifty years after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., people around the country are taking up his mantle, challenging systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, and ecological devastation. We are compelled to stand with those on the margins. Rev. Dr. William Barber, Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, and organizations across the United States are mobilizing thousands to mass non-violent civil disobedience from May 13-June 21 at state capitals and in Washington, D.C.

Learn more and sign the pledge at poorpeoplescampaign.org.

Twin Cities Nonviolent Movement

AUSCP member Harry Bury has initiated a Nonviolent City effort in Minneapolis/St. Paul. The Mission of Twin Cities Nonviolent is to: reduce violence in all its forms; increase awareness and engagement in nonviolent policies and practices; bring together local community organizations, including nonprofits, religious institutions, educational institutions, and government agencies; and dismantle the structures and systems that lead to violence throughout the Twin Cities and beyond.  

“Our intention is to reduce suffering in the world by challenging the unjust and oppressive social structures and by promoting peace with justice, equality and dignity for all.”

Fr. Harry J Bury, creator of Twin Cities Nonviolent

You can access the website here: https://twincitiesnonviolent.org

Justice for Immigrants - Action Alert!

Ask Your Representatives to Protect Dreamers by (1) Supporting H.R. 4796, the USA Act of 2018, and H.R. 3440, the DREAM Act of 2017; AND (2) Moving Legislation Forward to a Vote in the House.

Without a legislative solution, Dreamers' futures remain uncertain and they live in fear of deportation. Congress should take urgent action to protect these extraordinary young people. The U.S. Bishops support both the Dream Act and the USA Act.         

  Take Action!

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.






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

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