AUSCP E-Bulletin

Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 5, 2024

Beloved, let us love one another,
because love is of God;
everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God.

(1John 4:7)

Attention – Something New for Newly Ordained!

AUSCP has a gift for all diocesan and religious order priests being ordained this year. Please send the names, contact information, and date of ordination of those from your area to Thanks.


Upcoming Webinars

There are two new webinars scheduled for May.

MAY 15, 4PM: Vatican II Decree on Christian Education — Gravissimum Educationis

Hosted by Fr. Bob Bonnot and presented by Dr. Joe Torma


This decree presents convictions of the Vatican II Council, listing 12 specific topics dealing with certain fundamental principles of Christian education. The topics include: The Meaning of the Universal Right to an Education, Christian Education, Parents as the primary and principal Educators, Various Aids, the Importance of Schools, the Duties and Rights of Parents, Moral and Religious Education, Catholic and Different Types of Schools, Catholic Colleges and Universities, Faculties of Sacred Sciences, and Coordination in Scholastic Matters. It is a short, but informative document. “These principles will have to be developed at greater length by a special post-conciliar commission and applied by episcopal conferences to varying local situations.” It was approved by Vatican II on October 28, 1965.

Are we doing better or worse since Vatican II? What do we need to strengthen going forward?

Register HERE.



MAY 22, 4PM: Vatican II Declaration on Religious Freedom — Dignitatis Humanae

Hosted by Fr. Bob Bonnot and presented by Dr. Joe Torma


This Declaration deals with the right of the person and of communities to social and civil freedom in matters religious. “A sense of the dignity of the human person has been impressing itself more and more deeply on the consciousness of contemporary man/people, and the demand is increasingly made that men/people should act on their own judgment, enjoying and making use of a responsible freedom, not driven by coercion, but motivated by a sense of duty.” This document has no titled segments but 15 numbered segments. It concludes: “it is necessary that religious freedom be everywhere provided with an effective constitutional guarantee and that respect be shown for the high duty and right of man freely to lead his religious life in society.”

The conclusion calls us to keep this declaration steadily in our lives. It was approved by the Vatican II Council on December 7, 1965. Have we grown in our religious freedom since 1965?

Register HERE.


Call for Assembly Colloquia

Any AUSCP working group or Assembly exhibitor who wishes to conduct a small group session at the Assembly on Thursday morning, June 27, needs to submit their title, brief description, and name of facilitator(s) by May 10, 2024. Send to:

Assembly Sponsors, Vendors, and Exhibitors

AUSCP is grateful to organizations who participate in the Annual Assembly as Sponsors, Vendors, and Exhibitors. Sponsors may choose from a variety of opportunities, such as donating the cost of speakers, audio/visual usage, retreat, meals, socials, registration scholarships, etc. A list is available upon request. Sponsors may have a display table and admission to talks. We also welcome exhibitors and vendors.Contact Fr. Steve Newton at

Register NOW for the 2024 AUSCP Annual Assembly!

Here is the link to the Assembly Schedule:

Registration is available online, or by check.

Send checks to: AUSCP, PO Box 676, Tiffin, OH 44883

Access Online Assembly Registration Form HERE.

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Did you renew your AUSCP Membership for 2024?

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The yearly membership fee is $60 for priest members. We encourage Friends to support our work, but there is no set fee for Friends. We appreciate your membership! Please stay with us by renewing at this link at your earliest convenience, if you have not already renewed for 2024:


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Past Webinars

CONSTITUTION ON SACRED LITURGY: Wednesdays, February 21, 28 and March 6, 13, 2024. Hosted by Fr. Bob Bonnot and presented by Dr. Joe Torma

The Videos are online HERE:

Session 1, Session 2, Session 3, Session 4

Your Conscience, Your Vote: Voting as a Discerning Catholic in 2024

As election day draws closer, the AUSCP offers a collection of news, opinions, and resources to help you in discernment:


Other Webinars and Activities that might be of interest:

May 9, 2024 | 2 PM EDT


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