Priesthood Issues

Since the December 8, 2016 Congregation for the Clergy’s release of The Gift of the Priestly Vocation (Ratio Fundamentalis Institutionis Sacerdotalis—3rd Edition), with its mandate that each conference of bishops update its Program of Priestly Formation, we of the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests (AUSCP) have felt called and duty-bound to contribute to this important process. Our 2017 Assembly in Atlanta made addressing it one of our three top priorities for 2017-2018. A Working Group was established and has worked diligently since August 2017 to prepare observations, concerns, and proposals regarding five crucial components of priestly formation.

AUSCP Resources For Priesthood Issues

For a wealth of knowledge on the most pressing issues facing the Priesthood, please visit our Past Assembly Videos page. There you will find historic presentations from our annual AUSCP Assembly dating back to 2012.

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