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  Old Catholic Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Old Catholic Church is a religious denomination that split from the Roman Catholic church in 1870.
in the Netherlands the Utrecht hierarchy was to as the "Old Catholic Church" to it from the "new" Catholic Church established the Pope.
The church received some support from government of the new German Empire of Otto von Bismarck whose policy was increasingly hostile towards Catholic Church in the 1870s and 1880s during the Kulturkampf period from 1871-1877.
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 Old Catholic Church
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.reformedcatholicchurch.org /old_catholic_church.htm   (1499 words)

 Old Catholic Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Willibrord was consecrated to the Episcopacy by Pope Sergius I in 696 at Rome.
The Old Catholic Church in Germany received some support from the government of the new German Empire of Otto von Bismarck, whose policy was increasingly hostile towards the Roman Catholic Church and the Holy See in the 1870s and 1880s, especially during the Kulturkampf period from 1871–1877.
All Saints Old Catholic Church Old Catholic Parish in Tennessee.
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The Old Catholic Mariavite Church is founded upon the traditional Catholic tenets of faith and morals contained in the canonical books of the Holy Scripture of the Old and New Testament, in the early Tradition of the Universal Church as well as in the dogmas defined by the first seven Ecumenical Councils.
The authorities of the Old Catholic Mariavite Church are comprised of the Synod, the General Chapter, the Church Council, the Prime Bishop, the Diocesan Bishop, the Parish Assembly, the Parish Council and the Pastor.
The Prime Bishop is the chairman of the Church Council and represents the Church externally.
www.mariawita.pl /htmls/indexang.html   (738 words)

 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 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).
Who we are, The Ancent Catholic Church of the Netherlands, The Church in the Netherlands and the Reformation, The move from isolation...
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/Oldcath.html   (1961 words)

 History of the Old Catholic Church
Historically, Old Catholics are part of the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church and have their origins in the Catholic Church of the Netherlands.
The dissenters held the Church in General Council to be infallible (as the earliest Church believed), not the Pope acting alone in matters of faith and morals.
The Belgium Old Catholics were led by Bishop Joseph Rene Vilatte in Wisconsin; the Czech Old Catholics were lead by Bishop Jan Francis Tichy in Cleveland, Ohio; and the Polish Old Catholics were led by Bishop Anton Kozlowski in Chicago, Illinois.
www.americanchurch.org /history.htm   (1325 words)

 St. Hildegard's Church: About the Old Catholic Church
The new jurisdictions came to be known as "Old Catholic" in reference to their insistence to adhere to the basic tenets of Apostolic Christianity including collegial style of relationships, as defined by the seven Ecumenical Councils of the undivided eastern and western Christian churches.
Bishop DeLandes Berghes, an Austrian nobleman, was ordained in the Old Catholic Church of Austria.
The autonomous North American churches of Old Catholic heritage relate to one another by such means as conferences of churches, intercommunion agreements, and cooperative outreach in ministry.
www.sthildegards.org /about.html   (547 words)

 Heartland Old Catholic Church - Our Faith
The mission of the Heartland Old Catholic Church is rooted in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Church strives to provide an affirming, evangelical, and sacramental presence to all in their diversity; and therefore, we are called to ministries that are loving, inclusive, and justice bearing.
The Old Catholic Church recognizes the clergy and Eucharist of all four of its sisters.
www.heartlandoldcatholic.org /faith.htm   (819 words)

 British Old Catholic Church
The Old Catholic Movement maintains that the obvious basis of reuniting the several divisions of the Christian Church is the common acceptance of the Faith of the entire Church prior to the first division in the year 1054 A.D. from whence all the familiar divisions of today ultimately stem.
But with the Church of the West developing a strong belief that a kind of primacy resided in the Roman bishop by divine enactment, the breach widened into an open division and henceforth the Christian Church in the East and in the West was to be distinct and divided.
The Church of Holland, which had provided shelter for many of the clergy of France from the persecution of the Jesuits, was itself to be the scene of the next stage of the struggle.
www.holygrail-church.fsnet.co.uk /BOCC.htm   (5372 words)

 NYPL, Old Catholic Church Records, 1960-1981
This offshoot of the Roman Catholic Church is notable for its rejection of the doctrine of Papal infallibiliby and its acceptance of gay clergy and congregants.
The Old Catholic Church evolved from a group of former Roman Catholics who refused, in the late 19th century, to accept the doctrine of the infallibility of the Pope.
Eventually under the leadership of the Church of Holland, the Old Catholic communities joined together to form the Utrecht Union of Churches." One of the notable characteristics of the 20th century Old Catholic Church in the United States was that it was particularly welcoming to gay clergy and congregants.
www.nypl.org /research/chss/spe/rbk/faids/oldcatholicchurch.html   (345 words)

 Old Catholic Church of the Netherlands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Old Catholic Church of the Netherlands is the mother church related to the Old Catholic Churches.
Most Dutch Catholics nevertheless continued to follow the Roman Pope and obeyed his newly appointed Apostolic Vicars at Utrecht as well as the later official Roman hierarchy established in 1853, when Catholicism was allowed in the public sphere again after two and a half centuries of secret and private practice of Mass and prayer.
Old Catholic Church of the Czech Republic
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ancient_Catholic_Church   (1260 words)

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The Old Catholic Mariavite Church is likewise founded on the Revelation of the Great Mercy, received by the Foundress of Mariavitism, holy Maria Franciszka Kozłowska.
Chatel soon tired of his Masonic friends, was expelled with ignominy from the Neo-Templar or Johannite flock, and was 'tried' for heresy in a synod in which, in true Masonic fashion, the guilty heretic was represented by a rag-doll.
As an Old Catholic priest, Father Resch was anxious to promote the growth and impact of the Church.
www.lycos.com /info/old-catholic-church.html   (366 words)

 St. Thomas More Old Catholic Mission
One of the primary attributes of a Catholic Church is
Are you in communion with the Roman Catholic Church?
The name Old Catholic was chosen to signify the desire of the Church to return to the traditions and teachings of the
www.saintthomasmorechurch.com /aboutus.html   (1512 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.
On the 9 October 1988 he was consecrated the second Presiding Bishop of the Old Catholic Church of Canada in the United Church of Canada building, Barrie, Ontario, by Archbishop Theodore Joseph Rematt of Chicago, Bishop Robert Ritchie, and Bishop William Hamilton Bushnell, Old Catholic bishop in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
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 Old Catholic
is a branch of the Old Catholic community in the United States of America with an active presence in Louisiana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
Our community is a direct descendent of the European (Utrecht) Old Catholic community through bishop Arnold H. Mathew; however, we are not members of the Utrecht Union.
The ICCC is a member of The World Council of Churches, The National Council of Christian Churches, and the "Churches Uniting in Christ" inter-communion agreement.
old_catholic.tripod.com   (404 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   (910 words)

Churches have declared themselves to be Old Catholic in various times and places.
In March 2006 the International Old Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Union of Utrecht accepted our Church as a member of the of Union of Utrecht of Old Catholic Churches.
Members of the Old Catholic Church are joyful Christians happily sharing their glorious Faith with the despairing souls of those, who have never known the joy of Christ; a love for Christ, and a warm commitment and devotion to Jesus Christ is the criterion for membership in the Old Catholic Church.
www.oldcatholicbc.com   (383 words)

 The Old Catholic Church in Wisconsin
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)

 The Old Catholic Church In America
"The growth of the Old Catholic Movement in America presents a pattern at once historically unique and tragic, revealing as it does the unfriendliness with which its participants were received and the unhealthy persecution which certain religionists have consistently leveled at it.
Since by this time relations between the American movement and the Old Catholic Church in England had been closely knit, and the strengthening of the bonds existing between them was desirable, the young Bishop-elect was to have gone to Europe for his Consecration.
At a meeting of the Old Catholic clergy in Chicago on January 7, 1917, when the Old Catholic Constitution was formally adopted and incorporated under the name of ‘The Catholic Church of North America (The Old Catholic Church in America)’ Bishop Francis was elected Archbishop and the Metropolitan American See was established.
www.rmbowman.com /catholic/Hist13h.htm   (1133 words)

 1874 Old Catholic Church Statements
We agree that, in general, it is more fitting, and in accordance with the spirit of the Church, that the Liturgy should be in the tongue understood by the people.
This tradition is partly to be found in the consensus of the great ecclesiastical bodies standing in historical continuity with the primitive Church, partly to be gathered by scientific method from the written documents of all centuries.
We reject the new Roman doctrine of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, as being contrary to the tradition of the first thirteen centuries, according to which Christ alone is conceived without sin.
independentoldcatholicchurch.com /1874statement.htm   (548 words)

 Old Catholic Church of Great Britain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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.
In Catholic tradition this is called ascertaining the “sensus fidelium” --- the sense of the faithful.
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   (834 words)

 Amazon.com: Credo: The Catechism Of The Old Catholic Church: Books: Old Catholic Church of the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Old Catholic Church of the United States is a Catholic Family of Faith, based within the United States.
We stand, holding fast to the teachings of the ancient faith, in a modern society that is often hostile, towards Christians in general and Catholics in particular, and choose to obey the timeless message of Christ rather than yield to the "Spirit of the Age".
As is often the case in Old Catholic publication history, this text is one of a kind in many ways.
www.amazon.com /Credo-Catechism-Old-Catholic-Church/dp/0595340660   (1256 words)

 Port Townsend Old Catholic Church Port Townsend Historical Site
Now without a church, the parishioners and their new pastor, Father Frederick B. Klein, bought the building at Blaine and Pierce, named it St. Mary Star of the Sea, and celebrated their first mass there in October 1919.
Perhaps not wishing to suffer the same fate as the former occupants, the Catholic Church specified in the deed that the site was never again to be used as a church.
As a result of their patience and determination to preserve its character, the Old Catholic Church is expected to be classified as a historical monument.
www.ptguide.com /history/sites/b_oldcathchurch.html   (963 words)

 [Homepage] Old Catholics in Germany   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Catholic Diocese of the Old Catholics in Germany
The »Catholic Diocese of the Old Catholics in Germany« (Katholisches Bistum der Alt-Katholiken in Deutschland) is an
The Catholic Diocese of the Old Catholics in Germany has more than 20,000 members (with an upward trend), and is a public body corporate.
www.alt-katholisch.de /index-e.html   (262 words)

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