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  Religious Movements Homepage: The Old Catholics
The Old Catholics arrival is fairly recent in theUnited States when compared to their involvement in Europe; many first generation Old Catholics in America are still active in their congregations, while the history of the Old Catholics begins in Europe a few centuries ago.
The Dutch Catholics claimed that they were nothing but the Church of Holland and contended that their faith and practices had not deviated from what they followed centuries prior.
The actual statistics on the population of the Old Catholic Churches are uncertain because many of the churches fail almost as quickly as they are born (Pruter, 65).
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/Oldcath.html   (1961 words)

  St. Luke's Old Catholic Church - Who We Are
Old Catholics are an historic part of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church and have their origins in the Ancient Catholic Church of the Netherlands.
Old Catholic communities utilize their size and lack of highly detailed structure to the very best advantage organizationally by their ability to expedite decisions affecting the sacramental and community life of the faithful, within the revelation and authority of Holy Scripture and Apostolic Tradition.
Old Catholic theology recognizes that the Church's teaching magisterium has no less than two objects: The formation of conscience, in which case authority has an instructive quality; and the nurturing of an informed conscience to full maturity, in which case authority is guiding but not directive.
www.ourchurch.com /view/?pageID=95942   (1269 words)

 Old Catholic Churches   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Old Catholic churches are identified by their rejection of the "new" Roman Catholic doctrines such as the Immaculate Conception (1854), papal infallibility (1870), and the bodily assumption of Mary (1950).
It was the doctrine of papal infallibility that led to the formation of the Old Catholic movement.
The headquarters of the largest group is: the North American Old Roman Catholic Church, 4200 North Kedvale Avenue, Chicago Il 60641.
philtar.ucsm.ac.uk /encyclopedia/christ/west/oldcat.html   (199 words)

The utter failure of this attempt was due to the solidarity of the violently persecuted Catholics.
The number of Old Catholics sank rapidly and steadily; to conceal this the leaders of the movement made use of a singular device.
1789-1909, I (Dublin and Waterford, 1909); MARSHALL, Döllinger and the Old Catholics in Amer.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/11235b.htm   (0 words)

 Some Old Catholic Beliefs compared with Roman Catholic Beliefs ~~   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Old Catholics believe the doctrine proclaimed by the third ecumenical council that proclaimed Mary is the Virgin Mother of God (theotokos ~ bearer of God, accentuating the Incarnation of the Deity of Christ and his Humanity).
It is faith alone for Old Catholics that causes the grace of the sacrament to be efficacious.
For the Old Catholic ~ The Church is the Community -- visible and invisible -- of baptized faithful "in Christ" who, under the sovereignty of Christ, are saved and made holy by His grace and they remain faithfully attached to apostolic essentials in matters of doctrine, law, and worship.
www.commstanth.org /oldcatromcathcomp.htm   (1306 words)

 Old Catholics
Old Catholics are a Christian denomination organized in Munich in 1871 by Roman Catholics who protested the dogma, proclaimed the previous year by Vatican Council I, of the personal infallibility of the pope in all ex cathedra pronouncements (see Infallibility).
Intercommunion with the Church of England was accomplished at a conference in Bonn in July 1931; the concordat was ratified later by the Vienna congress of the Old Catholic church and by the convocations of Canterbury and York of the Church of England.
Old Catholic theology recognizes that the Church's teaching magisterium has no less than two objects: the formation of conscience, in which case authority has an instructive quality; and the nurturing of a formed conscience to full maturity, in which case authority is guiding but not directive.
mb-soft.com /believe/txc/oldcatho.htm   (1615 words)

 American Catholic Church Diocese of California
The American Catholic Church, one of many autocephalous (self-governing) churches within the tradition of the Old Catholic Church was established in order to minister in the sacred, sacramental tradition of our Catholic heritage while offering a more personal, pastoral, approach and progressive ideology than that of the larger, and more well known, forms of Catholicism.
As members of the "One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church," we preserve an Apostolic Succession of Bishops which is of unquestioned validity and which is derived from Rome through the Episcopacy of the Old Catholic Church, established after the First Vatican Council in 1870.
As Catholic Christians, we celebrate the seven sacraments of the Church, and adhere to the essentials of Catholic doctrine and practice as these have been expressed in the traditional creeds of the Catholic Church, in various declarations, and in the doctrinal formulations of the Ecumenical Councils through to, and especially including Vatican II.
www.americancatholicchurch.org /faqacc.htm   (1498 words)

 Old Roman Catholic Church History
Introduction: While the ACCA is not jurisdictionally connected with the Old Roman Catholic Church, both share apostolic sucession from the Old Catholic See of Utrecht, and the ACCA regards her with sisterly affection and her clergy as fellow-laborers in the vineyard of the Lord.
Willibrord, the Apostle of the Netherlands was consecrated to the Episcopacy by Pope Sergius I in 696 A.D. at Rome.
Many of these Catholics formed independent communities that came to be known as Old Catholic because they sought to adhere to the beliefs and practices of the Catholic Church of the post-apostolic era.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Forum/7951/orcchistory.html   (1669 words)

 Heartland Old Catholic Church - Our History
With the passing of the original organizers from the ecclesiastical scene, the Old Catholic Church in the United States has evolved from a centralized administration with structured oversight of ministry to a local and regional model of administration with self-governing dioceses and provinces.
The Polish National Catholic Church (PNCC) is undoubtedly the largest Old Catholic church body in the United States.
With its sister Catholic churches (Roman, Anglican/Episcopalian, Orthodox, and Oriental), the Old Catholic Church is part of the universal Church which labors for the salvation of all mankind.
www.heartlandoldcatholic.org /history_ch3.htm   (1738 words)

 Old Roman Catholic Church of North America - What IS Catholic?
Despite the floral butchery evident in the old diagram, in the new one, other branches are still quite firmly attached to the trunk.
These two major Catholic traditions, separated by geography and culture, and influenced by different exigencies of history grew from the same rootstock and were nurtured from the same Wellspring.
I would suggest that those things which Ultramontane Catholics notice and point to as "differences" are only obvious, superficial differences (the things we "do" differently): married clergy; rejection of papal infallibility as an absolute; an assumed proclivity toward "Modernist" tendencies, to name just a few.
www.orccna.org /ourfaith/meetultra.htm   (2658 words)

 Joseph René Vilatte
When the Old Catholic Missions of Northeastern Wisconsin were used as a pawn between the Protestant Episcopal Church and The Old Catholic Church of the Netherlands, the true-vine of Old Catholicism in the United States was cut off and from that point on, there was no true Old Catholic Church in the United States.
After the Old Catholic Congress held in Cologne in September of 1890, the bishops had decided that it was not expedient to carry out the consecration of Vilatte as their only official representative in the United States.
The Old Catholics, for a brief time appointed a Polish priest/bishop to represent the Church, but that was not long termed and it certainly showed Vilatte that he was not their representative.
www.concentric.net /~Cosmas/vilatte.htm   (8946 words)

 All Saints Independent Old Catholic Church
Old Catholic Diocese of the Holy Spirit of the Old Catholic Communion in North America
All Saints Old Catholic Church is a parish of the Old Catholic Communion In North America as well as the Cathedral Church of the Diocese of the Holy Spirit.
All Saints Old Catholic Church while Orthodox in its beliefs and theology strives to be a place of healing and comfort where seekers come to encounter Christ and for this reason our sacraments, including Holy Communion are open to all baptized Christians regardless of their particular denomination or tradition.
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 The Old Testament Canon
The deuterocanonicals are those books of the Old Testament that were included in the Bible even though there had been some discussion about whether they should be.
When examining the question of what books were originally included in the Old Testament canon, it is important to note that some of the books of the Bible have been known by more than one name.
You that have grown old in wicked days, now your sins which you have committed before have come to light, for you have pronounced false judgments and have been accustomed to condemn the innocent and to let the guilty go free, although the Lord says, ‘You shall not slay the innocent and the righteous’ [Dan.
www.catholic.com /library/Old_Testament_Canon.asp   (1684 words)

 Amazon.com: Old Catholic: History, Ministry, Faith & Mission: Books: Scr Bishop Andre J. Queen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
So many texts about the Old Catholics, American and otherwise, are written by outsiders, who bring the biased lenses of their contexts and communities with them.
For example, the longest chapter (comprising almost one-third of the entire text) is a model catechism, reprinted with permission from the catechism of the jurisdiction of the Old Catholic Church of America (James Bostwick, archbishop).
Not all Old Catholic jurisdictions follow this catechism, and it is not intended to serve here as a dogmatic imposition, but rather as a paradigm for exploration.
www.amazon.com /Old-Catholic-History-Ministry-Mission/dp/0595749364   (1537 words)

 Old Catholic Church of Great Britain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
We are a communion of communities which are ecumenical and catholic in that we celebrate a characteristically Orthodox Catholic faith tradition that is not sectarian.
They are free to feed the hungry, care for the diseased, comfort the abused, minister to the poor, treat the addicted, speak hope to the despairing and serve on the most difficult mission fields.
While this is the official site of the Old Catholic Church of Great Britain, the material published here does not necessarily reflect official positions of the General Synod or any other body of the church.
www.oldcatholic.co.uk   (0 words)

 The Anglican Old Catholic International Co-ordinating Council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The new Anglican Old Catholic International Co-ordinating Council (AOCICC) met between 7th – 10th November, 2005, at Haus Bruchmatt, Lucerne, Switzerland under the co-chairmanship of the Right Revd Jonathan Gledhill, Bishop of Lichfield, and the Right Revd Fritz-René Müller, Bishop of Switzerland.
The Council received reports on recent developments from the various Old Catholic churches, and these were complemented by reports on developments in the life of the Anglican Communion following the publication of the Windsor Report, on the life of the Anglican Diocese in Europe, and recent developments in the life of the Church of England.
The Council gives thanks to God for seventy-five years of shared life between Anglicans and Old Catholics through the Bonn Agreement of 1931, and gave consideration to the plans for the celebration of that anniversary.
www.anglicancommunion.org /ecumenical/dialogues/oldcatholic/200511communique.cfm   (0 words)

 Historic Overview of the Old Catholic Churches--Old Catholic Church of North America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It seems appropriate to begin this discussion with a statement of what the Old Catholic Church is not.
The Old Catholic Church is a body of Christians
Many of these Catholics formed independent communities that came to be known as Old Catholic
www.oldcatholicchurch.org /occhistoryoccna.html   (1578 words)

 Amazon.com: Old Catholic Missal and Ritual: Books: Arnold Harris Matthew   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Catholics, Anglicans and other high-liturgical traditions have missals; it is a more formal text than the BCP or other such primary liturgical sources.
It was developed at a time of increasing mistrust between Anglicans and Roman Catholics, which is part of the difficulty with Anglican acceptance of Mathew or the churches derived from his bishopric consecrations.
Many Old Catholics leapfrog from layperson to bishop in one giant step; there is much wisdom to be gained by holding an interval between appointments.
www.amazon.com /Catholic-Missal-Ritual-Arnold-Matthew/dp/1883938651   (1543 words)

 The Old Catholic Church in Wisconsin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Associated with the Christian (Old) Catholic and Gallican Catholic religious movement, Chiniquy and Vilatte came to Wisconsin and Illinois to minister to the French-Canadian, Swiss and Belgian residents of these states.
Old Catholicism among the Belgian settlers in Northeast Wisconsin.
In Duval (Red River Township, Kewaunee County)on the corner of routes X and A, is the Duvall Christian (Old) Catholic Cemetery.
www.uwgb.edu /wisfrench/library/history/oldcatholic.htm   (746 words)

 Old Catholic Church History
It may be that part of the impetus to launch an Old Catholic church in Great Britain was that a number of Anglicans were concerned because of the attack on the Anglican Holy Orders in the bull of Pope Leo XIII in 1896 (Sawyer, 1998).
We lament the mutilations of this kind which have occurred among the Old Catholics in several countries and regret that no two of the new liturgies composed and published by them are alike, either in form or in ceremony.
God has established the Holy Catholic Church upon earth to be the pillar and ground of the revealed Truth; and has committed to her the guardianship of the Holy Scriptures and of Holy Tradition, and the power of binding and loosing.
www.oldcatholic.co.uk /old_catholic_church_history.htm   (4859 words)

"Old Catholics" are those Catholic Churches that trace their Apostolic Succession back to the original Apostles through the autonomous churches brought together in the Union of Utrecht (1889) after their break from the Roman Catholic Church because of innovations introduced by that Church, such as the false doctrine of Papal Infallibility.
The Old Catholic Church of Canada recognises and accepts the decisions of the Ecumenical Councils of the undivided Church of the first thousand years of the Christian Era, and therefore, not the doctrines of Papal Infallibility or the Immaculate Conception.
The Liturgy of the Old Catholic Church of Canada is based on the Tridentine Roman Ritual.
netministries.org /see/churches/ch05841   (1331 words)

 Old Catholic Church
At the suggestion of the Archbishop of Utrecht, the Old Catholic bishops in the United States established the Council of Independent Catholic Bishops as a means to more closely coordinate ministry and serve as a forum for better communication and exchange of ideas and planning.
At Cologne in 1873 the German theologian Joseph Hubert Reinkens was elected bishop of the Old Catholics in the ancient fashion, by “clergy and people,” that is, by all the Old Catholic priests and by representatives of the Old Catholic congregations.
The Unauthorized use of the name The Reformed Catholic Church is a violation of copyright and trademark laws.
www.reformedcatholicchurch.org /old_catholic_church.htm   (1488 words)

 Old Catholic Succession
The primary line of apostolic succession for the Church of Antioch (Catholic Apostolic Church of Antioch, Malabar Rite) is derived from Old Catholic and Roman Catholic sources.
What became the Old Catholic Church came into being after a rift between the Archbishop of Utrecht, in Holland, and the Pope in the early part of the eighteenth century.
What we provide here is the succession from the earliest Roman Catholic prelate, Cardinal Scipione Rebiba, for which records exist (Note: 91% of all Roman Catholic bishops trace their own succession to this prelate) right down to the present day of the Church of Antioch.
www.concentric.net /~Cosmas/oldcatholicsuccession.htm   (188 words)

 Old Catholic
Through the first summer Sundays the bell that echoed down the mountainside from the Church of Christ-on-the-Mount called increasing numbers to worship with the young “Old” Catholics and with the advent of winter a place of worship had to be found in the village.
Then in an old red barn, adjoining the Woodstock Country Club on the Saugerties-Woodstock road, whose hand hewn beams and weathered boards teem with memories and the romance of bygone days, they prayed for the common healing of the ills of humanity together with people who have been previously unchurched, dechurched or never-before churched.
The Old Catholic Church is unique in that it holds the Catholic faith, being in union with the Eastern Orthodox Church, representing the Catholic Church in the western world, but disavowing the administrative peculiarities of the Latin (Roman) Church.
ecumenical-catholic-communion.org /html/old_catholic.html   (766 words)

 Project Canterbury: Old Catholicism
On the Clause "And the Son" in Regard to the Eastern Church and the Bonn Conference.
With the Clergy and Laity of the Old Catholic Church of Holland.
The Old Catholic Movement--Our Attitude toward It, by William Chauncey Emhardt (1931).
anglicanhistory.org /oc/index.html   (385 words)

The Dutch Old Catholic Church evolved into the Union of Utrecht and supported other Old Catholic Churches in Germany, Switzerland, and briefly in Poland with the Mariavites, and in the USA with the National Polish Church.
Because, +Mathew was in 1910, repudiated by the Dutch Old Catholics, hence, his successions are not considered by some to be valid.
All in all, there are numerous connections from the Anglican Independent Communion back to Utrecht from American and British Old Catholics, Mariavite, and Anglican and Old Episcopal lines through the PICC (Iglesia Filapina Independiente) which is in Full Communion with the Utrecht Union and the Church of England.
www.cinemaparallel.com /Utrecht.OldCatholic.html   (902 words)

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