200 St. Francis Avenue, Tiffin, OH 44883-3458                          June 17, 2018


God rises up at the heart of cosmic evolution through the power of love, which science and technology can facilitate but not surpass. The future of the earth, therefore, lies not in science and technology, but in the spiritual power of world religions and the power of love. We are born our of love, we exist in love, and we are destined for eternal love...It is time to reinvent ourselves in love.

- Ilia Delio, osf

Quoted by: Richard Rohr

Daily Meditation - 6/8/18


Invitation to Become "Friends" of AUSCP

The AUSCP Friends Group now has 130 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  

Just a Few Days Left to Register for the 2018 Assembly in Albuquerque!

Don't miss the wonderful camaraderie and excellent speakers!  Scroll down for the exciting details on this year's gathering.

Don't miss this excellent opportunity! Register NOW!

Registration link

Goal on Clericalism

When the 2018 Proposals were sent out there was an omission of one of the Goals, the one on Clericalism. See below. If you have comments you wish to share and cannot be at the Assembly, you can contact one of the authors of the proposal.

TITLE:  Prepare for dissemination an AUSCP "white paper" addressing the problem of CLERICALISM.  

RATIONALE: Voices during Vatican II identified Clericalism as major problem in the Church.  Pope Francis considers it a serious enough problem still that he frequently speaks about it.   A well-done AUSCP white paper dealing with the problem as it manifests itself in our national presbyterate can be a positive and constructive contribution to efforts to diminish and hopefully banish clericalism within the Church in the United States.  A Working Group will be established to write the document over the coming year for presentation to AUSCP’s 2019 Assembly.

AUTHOR 1: Rev. Kevin Clinton, kevin.clinton@npcatholic.org

AUTHOR 2: Rev. Bob Bonnot, auscpbonnot@gmail.com     

Imigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) Sting Operations

On Tuesday, June 5, 200 ICE agents conducted a raid at Corso's Flower & Garden Centers in Sandusky and Castalia, Ohio. They used 200 agents, some with assault rifles and dogs, and took 114 people into custody. Some were US citizens, but all hispanics were cuffed and taken to jail until they could prove their status This is the largest ICE sting in a decade. Those taken into custody were treated like criminals. Many children were lefted stranded at daycare centers, etc., not knowing what happened. Some children have been left without parents to care for them.

You can access a Toledo Blade article about this HERE. The article features AUSCP member Tony Gallagher at the podium, speaking on behalf of justice for immigrant families. 

"A Story" by AUSCP member Jim Flynn, has been posted on the AUSCP website: http://www.uscatholicpriests.org/immigration/ 

In response, please call your senators and representatives (Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121) to call for a stop to ICE raids on those who have not exhibited criminal behavior and to stop the practice of separating children from their parents. On average, 46-48 children per day are being separated from their parents at the border, no matter how young. 

Insist on the need for comprehensive immigration legislation that would provide a path to citizenship for the undocumented, especially the dreamers. Congress might vote on immigration bills this week, so your voice is needed.


A Conference will be held on July 20-21, co-sponsored by the Omega Center and Contemporary Spirituality Kansas, in Kansas City. Featured speakers are Sr. Ilia Delio, OSF, along with Rev. Matt Wright and Brie Stoner.  For more information and to register visit: https://omegacenter.eventbrite.com

Or, Contact Mike Matteuzzi: 913-253-2510

In Memoriam

We have received word that Edward Jach, SM, died in Dayton, Ohio on June 7, 2018. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, professed first vows in the Society of Mary (Marianists) in 1950, perpetual vows in 1955; and was ordained in 1964. The AUSCP offers its sympathy to the Marianists. Ed was registered for the 2018 Assembly in Albuquerque.

May Ed rest in God's eternal love.

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 12:00 - 4:00 PM on Monday and as needed throughout the Assembly.

Hotel Rates: Discounted rate of $112 per night (single or double) has been extended until Monday, June 18th, available through this link only: Book your group rate for Association of US Catholic Priests Block

Special rates: There are five possible options for the retreat with Richard Rohr, depending on the meals included. All options are available on the AUSCP website. Arrangements that include meals require an RSVP by June 18. Suggested donation for Tuesday evening only 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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