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The National Federation of Priests' Councils (NFPC) is an organization representing more than 26,000 Catholic priests in the United States through 125 member councils, associations and religious communities. The NFPC supports member organizations and priests through collaboration, communication, ongoing formation, research and advocacy. Formed in 1968 soon after the Second Vatican Council, the NFPC was the first national forum for local priests' councils.


"The National Federation of Priests’ Councils serves the communion, brotherhood and solidarity of bishops, presbyterates and priests.


The NFPC was formed on May 20, 1968. The next day, the new organization made a public statement in support of the Poor People's Campaign that was underway inWashington,DC.

The NFPC has continued to advocate on issues affecting social justice and priestly life.


The NFPC has partnered with religious and lay organizations including the Duke University Center for Excellence in Ministry and the Emerging Models of Pastoral Leadership project. The goal of these collaborations is to research, publish and dialog about contemporary models of pastoral and parish leadership.

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