ASSOCIATION OF U.S. CATHOLIC PRIESTS
AUSCP serves the People of God in parishes and other ministries. We seek to add a priests’ voice to the public conversation within our pilgrim church, among bishops and lay persons, vowed religious, ordained deacons and others.
Our concerns are your concerns: good liturgy, social justice, the role of women in our church, immigration policies that reflect Gospel values, the dignity of all human lives, and a church that welcomes all the People of God.
Our Mission: To be an association of U.S. Catholic priests offering mutual support and a collegial voice through dialogue, contemplation and prophetic action on issues affecting Church and society.
Our Vision: To be a Priests Voice of Hope and Joy within our Pilgrim Church.
FutureChurch’s mission is to seek changes that will provide all Roman Catholics the opportunity to participate fully in Church life, ministry, and governance.
FutureChurch works for
Just, open and collaborative structures for Catholic worship, organization and governance
A return to the Church’s early tradition of both married and celibate priests
A return to the Church’s earliest tradition, modeled on the inclusive practice of Jesus, of recognizing both female and male leaders of faith communities
Regular access to the Eucharist, the center of Catholic life and worship, for all Catholics.
Future Church's activities grow from a spirituality based on the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Eucharist, the Spirit-filled beliefs of the faithful, and the teachings of Vatican II.
VOICE OF THE FAITHFUL
Voice of the Faithful is a lay organization of faithful Catholics, who organized in 2002 as a response to the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. We started in the basement of a church in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and have since expanded worldwide with more than 30,000 members.
Our Mission is to provide a prayerful voice, attentive to the Spirit, through which the faithful can actively participate in the governance and guidance of the Catholic Church.
We work towards achieving our mission by pursuing three goals:
Support survivors of clergy sexual abuse
Support priests of integrity
Shape structural change within the Catholic Church