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September 12, 2021



Triune Lord, wondrous community of infinite love, teach us to contemplate you in the beauty of the universe, for all things speak of you.

Awaken our praise and thankfulness for every being that you have made.

Give us the grace to feel profoundly joined to everything that is.

- Excerpt from Laudato Si' #246

Pope Francis



Have You Renewed for 2021?

We don't want to lose you! All AUSCP members were asked to renew in the month of January for the calendar year. If you haven't already renewed, please do so now.

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2021 Assembly Presentations Online

Fr. Michael Joncas – Retreat

”Living in Apocalyptic Times”   (2 segments of approximately 2 hours each)

Michael Sean Winters

“The Politico-Theological Merger that Is Shaping the U.S. Catholic Church”

Bishop William Wack, CSC 

“Pastoral Directions for Our U.S. Church Going Forward”



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U.S. Bishops Issue Statement on Season of Creation

An article by Devin Watkins published in The Vatican News quotes the statement of the U.S. Bishops on the Season of Creation: "As we begin the Season of Creation today, we encourage all Catholics to build upon the ecological actions for the 5th anniversary of Laudato si’ and to join our Christian brothers and sisters in putting our ecological conscience into practice.” You can read the article HERE.

A webinar series on the Season of Creation is being offered by AUSCP. See below for the times and topics.

"Merton and Me, A Living Trinity"

AUSCP member Fr Carl Arico, Archdiocese of Newark, sent the information below:

Douglas Hertler has created a one-man play titled, Merton and Me, A Living Trinity. I (Carl) saw him perform the play at Corpus Christi Parish in NYC and can't recommend it enough. He recently expressed to me his wish to bring the play to a wider religious audience...I can tell you his play involves very little on the part of the venue, really just a good lavalier mic and a modest space. I have watched Doug grow into this call to a new vocation and believe his witness to the spiritual journey as a lay contemplative could be an inspiring experience for our brothers and sisters.  You'll see a short testimonial below that I shared with Doug for his website which is:  https://www.mertonandme.com/videos-photos

Call Carl Arico if you have any questions, 201-637-2248.

Twin Cities Non-violent Movement 

Each year Minneapolis/St. Paul observes "10 Days of Peace" in September. Fr. Harry Bury, AUSCP member and 2021 St. John XXIII Awardee, played a strong role in developing this program. The 2021 annual observance, developed and promoted by TwinCitiesNon-violent.org, begins on September 17 and runs until the 26th. A short video has been developed to promote the 10 days of nonviolence: https://fb.watch/7Q3F-Catlx/

Pax Christi Session on Nonviolence

Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 7:00 - 8:30 PM. - Presentation by Rev. Msgr. Al Kirk, Diocese of Memphis, active member of PaxChristi since the 1970's. "There is no hope of comprehending the Catholic Church's teaching on the immorality of nuclear weapons except in the light of the Word of God" says Fr. Al Kirk, who not only explores the Scriptures' view of what true peacemaking really means, but convincingly shows  how thoroughly the Church teaches nonviolence in the documents of Vatican II and the recent Popes' statements about the immorality of the use of nuclear weapons, even questioning their possession as sinful. He will give an abundance of evidence to firmly make our stand against nuclear weapons and proclaim Gospel  nonviolence.

Registration and Information Janice Vanderhaar  at gvanderh@earthlink.net

Catholic Labor Network Webinar

CCHD and Worker Justice - Wednesday, September 15, 2 PM ET: The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is one of the best-kept secrets of the Catholic Church. Supported by a special annual collection in Catholic parishes across the United States, for 50 years the Campaign has supported poor and working people organizing to seek justice. Workers’ centers, community-based organizations, workers’ cooperatives, living wage campaigns -- and the Catholic Labor Network! -- have enjoyed the support of CCHD through grants and guidance.

CCHD Director Ralph McCloud will explain CCHD and its work. Guests from the Chicago Workers' Collaborative (CWC) will discuss how CCHD’s support has enabled CWC to organize temp workers in the Chicagoland area fighting sexual harassment and other workplace exploitation. Click HERE to register.

National Migration Week

National Migration Week will take place September 20- 26, 2021, a change from previous years when it was in January. It will end with the Vatican’s celebration of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR) on the last Sunday of September. The primary theme for this year’s WDMR is “Towards  an  ever  wider  ‘WE’." For resources, go to the USCCB website:


AUSCP Webinars 

Webinar Series on Season

of Creation

Tuesdays, 1pm: September 13,20,27; October 4.

     Monday, September 13, 1pm ET: “Laudato Si': Caring for our Common Home” – Sr. Carol Zinn, SSJ, (LCWR Executive Director), asserts our need to transform our minds and hearts through gospel fidelity and living faithful discipleship. 

     Monday, September 20, 1pm ET: “A Call to Action - Protecting Our Common  Home” – The Woodwell Climate Research Center's David McGlinchey will moderate a panel which includes Michael Sean Winters speaking for Catholics.

     Monday, September 27, 1pm ET:How Meatless Mondays (MMs) and More Can Help Save Our Planet” -- Louis Finocchario will prompt discussion about reducing our consumption of meat while enhancing our health and the health of our planet. 

     Monday, October 4, 1pm ET: Feast of St. Francis -- TBD. These webinars are intended to grow viewers focus on Climate Crisis during the Season of Creation. They will strengthen registrants’ determination to do what they can to Care for our Common Home. 

You can register for this series of webinars by clicking HERE.


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?


Celebrating Dorothy Day’s 40th Anniversary 

God's Own Vintage - Dr. Marc DelMonico - January 11, 2021

Ban the Nukes, Feed the Hungry

Caste discussion videos - 7 sessions

Catholic Social Teaching Series - 4 sessions by Dr. Joe Holland

Dvine Design Series - by Dr. Joe Toma, (Sessions 1- 7)

Stop Banking the Bomb 

Assembly Highlight Videos

The Border: The reality, current legislation and hearing the story of long term volunteers

Solidarity with Our Muslim Siblings in Faith

Season of Creation – Caring for Our Common Home


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