For more than 50 years, the Southern Illinois Association of Priests has worked for respect and justice for all God’s people in the Catholic Church and in the world through education, advocacy and support. While members weave people together locally in meaningful, caring relationships that are the heart of communion, the Association speaks with a single, informed, authoritative voice for progressive Catholic clergy and laity across the Diocese of Belleville. We are committed to building spirit-filled communities that are recognized for simple, nourishing liturgies, a commitment to social justice, and a safe haven for all people to grow in the love of God and to give faithful witness to the sacredness of their lives.