Message from the International Council of AUC
21 March 2014
AUC House, Rome, 17-21 March 2014

The International Council of the Confederation AUC held its annual meeting at the International Headquarters in Rome, Via Alberico II , 4 from March 17-21, 2014. The Council met the Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, Cardinal Beniamino Stella and the Adjunct Secretary for Seminaries ...

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Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Joseph Metz-Noblat
22 March 2014

On March 16, Mons. Joseph Metz-Noblat, became the 120th Bishop of Langres.  More than 2000 people attended ceremony, including the International Directors of the Apostolic Union of Clergy along with other priests, deacons, local parishioners and a choir of about 180 people.

Bishop Metz-Noblat is a member of AUC and recently served the ...

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Imitating the Best...Salvaging the Worst
14 March 2014

The title on the cover of the latest issue of Notitiae, ‘Pastors or Hairdressers’, is from a Cardinal who became Pope under the name of Francis. The comment is also his. We only wanted to highlight it prominently on the cover page. Every Wednesday or other Solemnities, we pass in the midst of a crowd of people, through many groups that ...

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Thoughts from the Magisterium of Pope Francis
14 March 2014

For a monthly ‘Cenacle of AUC & AUL’

In 2008, the then Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Bergoglio, sent a message to his presbyters, exactly a year after the ‘Conference of Aparecida’: There was also this statement in his message: "The Church needs ‘shepherds of the people and not clerics of the state’. ...

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News from the AUC and AUL Around the World
14 March 2014
Africa

Togo: From 10 to 15 November 2013 the International President has participated in the meeting of the Diocesan Animators of Togo and some National Animators of the neighbouring countries at Lomé, Togo, organized by the International Councillor for Africa Fr. Jean-Claude Kombede, who keeps himself in constant ...

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1 - 2 November Solemnity of All Saints and the Commemoration of the Dead
14 March 2014

At the beginning of November and of each month, aware of the testimonies from fellow diocesan presbyters, testimonies anything but positive, could be born the idea of  praying  to merciful Jesus for the 30 bishops, presbyters or deacons, who are closest to death and far away from God. It would be a new initiative, but typically ...

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