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November 21, 2021

Feast of Christ the King

"Lord, thank you for being a different kind of King. Thank you for your goodness and kindness in our lives. Thank you for your generosity. Thank you for loving us. Thank you for your Kingdom that is unlike any Kingdon in this world."

- Excerpt from Rev. Abi's blog, Long and Winding Road


"Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings."

- William Arthur Ward




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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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Catholic Climate Covenant

Direct link to Homily Resources




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Mark Your Calendars Now for the 2022 AUSCP Assembly 

The Eleventh Annual AUSCP Assembly will take place June 20-23, 2022, at the Maritime Conference Center (MCC) in Linthicum, MD (Near Baltimore). The theme will be the same as the title of Pope Francis' book, "Let Us Dream: the Path to a Better Future." The line-up of excellent speakers includes:

  • Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development 

  • Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv., Bishop of Lexington, Kentucky; President, Pax Christi USA

  • Mary Novak, Executive Director of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice.

  • Fr. Dan Horan, OFM – Director of the Center for Spirituality at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN; columnist for NCR

Contemplative Reflector - Sr. Christine Becket, SCN

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW AND PLAN TO ATTEND! Registration will begin soon.

 More Advent Resources 

Advent begins on Sunday, November 28th. The following Advent resources might be useful to you, either personally or in your ministry:

Maryknoll Advent Guide 2021: A Time of Hope and Healing

As we begin this Advent Season of 2021, we might stop to take stock of where we are. Our world is seeking to recover from one of the worst crises in recent history – the COVID-19 pandemic – while facing numerous other challenges, such as climate change and grave inequality. As we pursue global recovery from this tragic period in history, we do not know what to expect from one month to the next. We are weary and looking for hope. 
    The Season of Advent invites us to find strength and hope in God’s presence with us in the Christ Child and in God’s Kingdom of peace which is unfolding even now. Join us as we reflect on the readings and the words of Maryknoll missioners, consider the global social challenges facing our world, and discern how to take action for meaningful change. 

Click here to download the guide as a PDF.


Pax Christi Advent Booklet: “Guide Our Feet Into the Way of Peace” - This year’s Advent booklet is gleaned from the past 40+ years of Advent booklets published by Pax Christi USA and including over 30 different authors, including Dianna Ortiz, OSU; Marie Dennis; Dr. Arturo Chávez; Jamie T. Phelps, OP, PhD; John Dear; Joan Chittister, OSB, and more. These Advent reflections of decades past continue to be “life-giving words”, sharing a wisdom that is, as befits this time of year, “evergreen”, linking spirituality and social justice, the gospel and nonviolence in special ways for this season.

The print version is NOW ON SALE FOR $3.50 (with a 10% discount on orders of 10-99 or 30% discount for 100+) and the electronic download is $4.00.

Progress Report on 2022 Annual Appeal 

The AUSCP Annual Appeal mailing was sent out on October 11th to coincide with the feastday of Pope St. John XXIII and the opening date of the Second Vatican Council in 1962. The rresponse thus far is $46,218.75 from 242 donors. Thank you!

The Annual Appeal is the main source of income for the AUSCP! We need the support of all who believe in furthering the spirit of Vatican II and the agenda of Pope Francis. If you know any persons who are possible supporters of the AUSCP, please approach them for a donation. 

Thank you for whatever support you are able to offer! We are counting on your generosity to help us move forward.

You can give online at the AUSCP website: AUSCP - HOME  

AUSCP Webinars 


You can register for these webinars by clicking HERE.


Revisiting and Renewing Our Grasp of Vatican II - Webinar Series: Wednesdays @ 1pm ET -- November 3, 10, 17, 24; December 1, and 8

This is a six-part series undertaken by AUSCP in collaboration with FutureChurch. Five of the six webinars will be presented by Sr. Maureen Sullivan, Dominican Sister of Hope (NY), Ph.D, now Professor Emerita of Theology after 32 years at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire. Sr. Maureen earned her doctorate from Fordham University and served there for four years as Academic Dean for Freshmen and Academic Dean of the College; she has written two books on Vatican II published by Paulist Press – 101 Questions and Answers on Vatican II and The Road to Vatican II: Key Changes in Theology. Sr. Maureen combines the wisdom of a scholar with pastoral outreach and strives to raise peoples’ awareness of the positive impact of Vatican II in the Church today. The titles of the remaining sessions are:

November 24 – The Church’s Understanding of Itself in Lumen Gentium - 1965

December 1 – Open AUSCP Forum re Vatican II and the 2023 Synod for a Synodal Church.

December 8 – The Women of Vatican II.

Preparatory reading material will be provided for each of the first 4 sessions within the 1 day reminders emailed to you.

You can register by clicking HERE. 


The following past 2021 webinars are available for viewing:

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

  Season of Creation – September 20, 2021   

  Season of Creation – September 27, 2021   

  Season of Creation Oct. 4, 2021 

Vatican II Impact on Priesthood: 

Session 1Session 2Session 3Session 4

Gun Violence: A Pastoral Response

Welcoming Afghan Refugees

How Baptized and Ordained Priests are Called to Synodal Discernment

Christians in the Holy Land:

Part I - Who are They? How are They Living? How Can We Help? 

Part II - Liberation Theology in the Christian Palestinian Context

Revisiting and Renewing Our Grasp of Vatican II:

Session 1 - Vatican II: Achievements and A Work in Progress - 1962

Vatican II’s Contribution to Church and World - 1963

The Council’s Contribution to the Role of Lay Persons in the Church - 1964

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