200 St. Francis Avenue, Tiffin, OH 44883-3458                          October 28, 2018

The transcendence that the church preaches is not alienation; it is not going to heaven to think about eternal life and forget about the problems on earth. It’s a transcendence from the human heart. It is entering into the reality of a child, of the poor, of those wearing rags, of the sick, of a hovel, of a shack. It is going to share with them. And from the very heart of misery, of this situation, to transcend it, to elevate it, to promote it, and to say to them, “You aren’t trash. You aren’t marginalized.” It is to say exactly the opposite, “You are valuable."

- St. Oscar Romero



Registration Links for 2019 Assembly & hotel are now live at:



Links to 2018 Assembly Presentations:

Katarina Schuth 

Bishop R. McElroy

Richard Rohr



Invitation to Become "Friends" of AUSCP

The AUSCP Friends Group now has 150 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


St. John XXIII Award for 2019

The AUSCP Leadership Team is calling for nominations from our members for the Pope Saint John XXIII award to be presented at the 2019 Assembly in St. Louis.  This award is given to someone in the Church who has given exceptional witness to promoting the vision of the Second Vatican Council.

Please submit name and contact information, along with three reasons why he or she should be considered.  Nominee must be present at the Assembly to accept the reward. Send your nomination to: office@uscatholicpriests.org.

The deadline for submitting names is November 26, 2018.

Invitation from Gospel Nonviolence Working Group

AUSCP member Bishop John Stowe, Diocese of Lexington , and Jack Gilroy, AUSCP Friend, will present on the next Gospel Nonviolence Group’s ZOOM video/phone

Conference, Tuesday, October 30th, 3-4:00 PM, ET.


 As the President of Pax Christi USA, Bishop Stowe signedSeptember 2018 letter to the Archbishop of Denver, urging him to open the Cause for Ben Salmon’s beatification. He also attended three AUSCP Assemblies, chairing two well-

attended Colloquia at the June, 2018 Assembly. Gilroy attended the October, 2007

beatification of Franz Jaegerstatter;

has published in NCR; and is a founder of “Friends of Franz/Ben.” He’ll explain the status of a petition – endorsed already by many AUSCP members. The petition is found at: www.bensalmon.org, the most complete online reference on the life of this Catholic WWI draft resister. Join the Video conference from PC, Mac, or android at:  https://zoom.us/j/138366448

 Or iPhone one-tap  16468769923,138366448#  or +16699006833,138366448# 
Or Telephone:    646 876 9923  or +1 669 900 6833 

All Survivors Day

Protestors from around the world will gather at regional Cathedrals at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, to stand united in their call for transparency and atonement for survivors of clergy sexual abuse.

The date of Nov. 3 is symbolic. The gathering takes place on the feast day of the patron saint of social justice, St. Martin de Porres, a day to seek justice for survivors of clergy sexual abuse around the world.

Click here to read more about All Survivors Day

and to find an event location near you ...

Action Alert on Immigration

The Trump administration has proposes changes in regulations that would allow the U.S. government to detain immigrant children and families indefinitely!  To register opposition to this, click Here.

Hurricane Relief Fund for Priests

The National Federation of Priests’ Councils (NFPC) has issued a call to remember priests in the hurricane-devastated areas who lost personal items that are not covered by insurance. More information is available on their website:

Hurricane Relief Fund for Priests

Annual Appeal 

The Annual Appeal letter should have arrived in your mailbox recently. Thus far we have received donations from 95 donors with a total of $11,290. We have a long way to go to match last year's total of 249 donors and a total of $72,500. Please respond generously to support the ongoing work of the AUSCP! Thank you!

If you have friends you would like to invite to support the AUSCP, copies of the appeal letter are available upon request:  office@uscatholicpriests.org

Development Director Search

The AUSCP Leadership Team is searching for a Development Director who can help strengthen present efforts and open new avenues of support for the ever growing work of the AUSCP. If you know of a qualified person, please submit their contact information to Bob Bonnot at: auscpbonnot@gmail.com.

How to Reduce Your 2019 Assembly Cost by $200

If you reserve your hotel room soon for the June Assembly in St. Louis, you will see an offer for a Marriott Credit Card. If you do not currently, or within the last 2 years, have a Marriott Credit Card, you can apply for one now and get a $200 credit on the card IF you make a purchase within 3 months. Once you have the card you could register for the Assembly, and $200 of that $495 fee will be covered by your credit! (You also get 2 free nights at a Marriott hotel IF you charge $3000 on your Marriott Card within 3 months of getting it.) 

For the first year there is no fee; in the second year, a fee of $95. Such offers typically allow cancellation of the card before the renewal date, so you could avoid the $95 fee for the second year if you wish. This card option is likely available until near Christmas. Be sure to look at the conditions. If it makes sense to you, AUSCP's 2019 Assembly will be yours at significantly reduced cost.

In Christ with Hope, Joy & all Blessings,

Bob BonnotAUSCP, Leadership Team Chair

Book on Clericalism 

Pacem in Terris Press has published a book on Clericalism by Joe Holland that is worth the read. Here is the Amazon link for the book: Clericalism

Amazon Smile

From Oct 29 - Nov 2, AmazonSmile will increase the donation rate on all eligible smile.amazon.com purchases. This will be the largest bonus donation promotion to date, and is a great opportunity for Association of Us Catholic Priests to increase its AmazonSmile donations. 

Shop at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-3307327 and Amazon donates to Association of Us Catholic Priests. 

Creator Mundi 

A SPECIAL WAY TO SUPPORT AUSCP - VISIT THE CREATOR MUNDI STORE: "Creator Mundi", an exhibitor at our Albuquerque Assembly, wants to support our mission while making available through our website high quality and inspiring sacred art pieces. Click here to pick from a wide selection of distinctive and unique pieces of sacred art and gifts. The AUSCP receives 12% of your purchase total every time you shop at the Creator Mundi Store, if you use code donateAUSCP each time you place an order to be sure that the AUSCP receives the benefit of your purchase! (This is not a discount to the customer.)



St. Louis, Missouri: JUNE 24-27, 2019


God's Priestly People: 

the Baptized & the Ordained

Retreat Leader: Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB

Confirmed Speakers:

Richard Gaillardetz, Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology, Boston College

Sr. Norma Pimentel, MJ, Executive Director, Catholic Charities of Rio Grande Valley

Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archdiocese of Chicago

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