Confraternity of Catholic Clergy 

The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy is an association of Catholic Priests and Deacons pledged to the pursuit of personal holiness, loyalty to the Roman Pontiff, commitment to theological study and strict adherence to the authentic teachings of the Magisterium. Founded in 1975, the Confraternity seeks to implement the call of Vatican II (Presbyterorum Ordinis) for ongoing intellectual, spiritual and pastoral formation of the local clergy. Canon Law encourages sacerdotal associations which foster such ongoing formation and recent documents such as Pastores Dabo Vobis and the Directory on the Ministry and Life of Priests mandate ongoing formation. The Confraternity achieves this in three ways:

a) Annual Convocation where theological scholars and experts give lectures and hold discussions with members; 
b) Publication of quarterly journal, SAPIENTIA, which presents sacred sciences, magisterial decrees and current events for the local cleric to understand; 
c) Local chapter meetings where afternoons of recollection take place, including time for theological reading/discussion, common prayer (Vespers), Eucharistic Holy Hour, Rosary, confessions and time for socializing, e.g., cocktails or dinner.

Clergy who want more information should contact one of the following:

Call toll-free: 1-888-383-2691

Or write:    Rev. Dudley Day, OSA
                 Confraternity of Catholic Clergy
                 4445 W. 64th Street
                  Chicago, IL 60629

Answered by Colin B. Donovan, STL

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