US priests association to meet in St. Louis

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Received two press releases today from the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests:

AUSCP Assembly scheduled in St. Louis, June 23-26

The third annual assembly of the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, June 23-26, on the theme, Revelation in Our Lives and Time. The AUSCP invites your coverage of this assembly which will be held at the Airport Marriott.

The keynote speakers will include Donald Senior, C.P., writer and professor at the Catholic Theological Union; Michael Crosby, a Capuchin Franciscan and author on biblical discipleship; Dianne Bergant, C.S.A., professor of Old Testament studies at Catholic Theological Union; and Jim Bacik, a theologian, author, teacher and pastor.

Liturgical musicians Jan Michael Joncas, David Haas, and Marty Haugen will be performing. A series of workshops is also being planned.

The Association of U.S. Catholic Priests was founded by 27 priests gathering in Mundelein, Illinois, in 2011, and has since grown to 1,052 members.

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For more information about the AUSCP and the upcoming assembly, please visit the website,, or contact me at the email address or phone number printed below. Please also help us to send future releases to the appropriate member of your staff.

Archbishop Emeritus Quinn to receive John XXIII Award

Archbishop Emeritus John Quinn of San Francisco will receive the AUSCP’s John XXIII Award at this year’s annual assembly, to be held at the Airport Marriott in St. Louis, Missouri, June 23-26. The AUSCP invites your coverage of this event, on Wednesday, June 25, during a banquet starting at 6:15 p.m.

From 1997 to 1980, Archbishop Quinn served as president of the U.S. bishops’ conference. He is the author of “The Reform of the Papacy,” a response to Pope John Paul II who had invited comment on the topic he raised in Ut Unum Sint. In 2013, Archbishop Quinn developed his thoughts on the matter in a second book, “Ever Ancient, Ever New: Structures of Communion in the Church,” published by Paulist Press.

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio has read the first book, prior to his election as Pope Francis, and has since received a copy of the second book.

The theme of the St. Louis assembly is “Revelation in our Lives and Time,” drawn from the Vatican II document Dei Verbum. A list of keynote speakers may be found at the website, To obtain credentials for coverage of the assembly, please contact me at the email address or phone number printed below.

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