About Us

The Association of U.S. Catholic Priests was founded in 2011 to be the pastoral and collegial voice of our member priests, all in good standing in dioceses and religious communities. Inspired by the teachings of Vatican II and by the call of Pope Francis to synodality, we invite the participation of all the members of the People of God.


Serving as a home for the People of God, offering mutual support and a collegial voice within our pilgrim Church and world, through contemplation, dialogue and prophetic action.


A pastoral voice of compassion, hope and joy in mission as disciples of Jesus Christ. 

Core Values

  1. Gospel teaching of Christ through spirit/lens of Vatican II
  2. Promoting human dignity
  3. Synodality, contemplation, collegiality, collaboration with our bishops and with people on the margins.