About Us and Our Church History
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Below, you will find information that explains a little about our Church and its history, our Catholic Faith, and what our Church does in the Catholic Faith. Additionally, there are those of the Independent Catholic movement Churches that do not believe in our Church's and its Clergy legitimacy. However, we are a tue, apostolic-succession Catholic Church following the Western Rite Roman doctrine unnder the Statement of Blief of bishop Matthew Arnold, of the Old Catholic Church. Though the website is being updated to bring it inline with our belief structure, the reader may find some oudated or incorrect information that has not be updated. None-the-less, Christ Catholic Church - Worldwide is a legitimate Catholic Church.
Who Are We?
Christ Catholic Church started in 1994 as a small, independent Protestant Church, with a mix of Prostant and Cathoic Christians, and eventually evolved into what it is today an Independent Catholic Church with Roman and Old Catholic Roots. What most people believe is that the Roman Catholic Church out of Rome, Italy, is the only true, Catholic, Aposotlic Church and only Catholic Authority. This is noth true. Though it is the largest, it is not the only Catholic Authority. It is one of many of the branches of the "Universal" Catholic Church that evolved over time, splintting into many braches of Catholicism. We are a small, but growing Independent Old Catholic Jurisdiction, one of many of the branches of Catholicism not under the Roman Vatican. We are under a group of Churches in Catholicism known as, and referred to as, "Old Catholics".
Christ Catholic Church - Worldwide has gone throught many changes over the years merging with other Churches located in different countries. We work for God, and the work we do is in God's name.
Christ Catholic Church - Worldwide follows the Statement of Matthew from the Utrecht Convention of 1911 which also aligns itself and follows the Old Catholic Doctrine and the Roman Catholic Doctrine and the Roman Catholic Canons for the most part. The differences are in the Holy Bible intepretation and as compared to the interpretation of the Catholic Vulgate and Roman Catholic Canons.
We are true Western Rite Orthodox Roman Catholics, under independent jurisdiction.
What does this all mean? Simple! We are true Roman Catholics, but not under Rome. We adhere to the same Sacramental Rites as the Roman Catholic Church recognizes: Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Marriage, and Holy Orders. We offer the same Mass and Liturgy with exception to offering pre-Vatican II Mass based on the 21st Ecumenical Council of the Roman Catholic Church, announced by Pope John XXIII on January 25, 1959, as a means of spiritual renewal for the Church and as an occasion for Christians separated from Rome to join in a search for Christian unity. Our Masses and other services and work we do is identical to the Roman Catholic Church of Rome. However, our Catechsim is the Saint Basil Catechism.
Our Holy See
There are differences between the Holy See (the Head of the Roman Catholic Church - the Vatican) and our equivalent "Primatical See" (our Head of our Independent Catholic Church - which is our Holy See).
The Holy See (Roman Catholic Vatican) is the Head of the Roman Catholic Church. Our equivalent but the lesser is the "Primatical See" (our "Holy See").
Christ Catholic Church - Worldwide loves, recognizes, and respects the Roman Catholic Holy See and Pope Francis, and therefore, our Head of Christ Catholic Church - Worldwide is known as the Archbishop-Primate, who is only an Archbishop.
Our equivalent of the Roman Catholic "College of Bishops", or "Curia" is called the "Holy Synod". The head of our Holy Synod is the Archbishop-Metropolitan of the Holy Synod.
If you have not visited our Catechism page and Our Canon Law page, please do so. The Catechism page outlines our Religious doctrine (Our Confession of Faith) and its tenets, and the Canons lists the Canon Laws of our Church. We will be updating our Catechism and Canon Laws by June 1, 2022 to bring it in line with as many Roman Catholic Church canon laws in many respects, while we still maintain our Independent Catholic Jurisdiction. There will be some differences between the Roman Catholic Jurisdiction and our Independent Roman Catholic Jurisdiction.
By June 1, 2022, the history of Catholicism will be posted below.
(CREDITS: We give credit to the Old Catholic Church of America, The Roman Catholic Church, The Orthodox (Eastern) Church, and the Wikipedia Internet Encyclopedia for providing the historical background information of the history and roots of our Church and overall historical summary of the Catholic Church as a whole.)
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