List of Independent Catholic denominations

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This is a list of Independent Catholic denominations which identify themselves as being within Old Catholicism or other Independent Catholic traditions originating in Europe having split from the Catholic Church in the 1870s, which was originally ultrajectine in doctrine.

Union of Utrecht[edit]

Member churches:

Dependent jurisdictions and missions:

Union of Scranton[edit]

Other churches with Old Catholic origins[edit]

The United States and Canada: dioceses, parishes and missions[edit]

  • Diocese of St. Benedict Old Catholic Church
  • Diocese of New Utrecht
  • Corpus Christi Ecumenical Fellowship
  • Saint Francis Advent Catholic Mission
  • Old Catholic Paulists (OCP)
  • Old Catholic Church of the Americas
  • Old Holy Traditional Catholic Church
  • The National Old Catholic Church
  • St. Dorothy Catholic Community, Orlando, FL
  • Old Catholic Apostolic Church
  • Communion of International Catholic Churches (COICC) American Catholic Churches (www.coicc.org)
  • Celtic Rite Old Catholic Church
  • Ekklēsía Epignostika (Εκκλησία της Επίνωσης) of North America

Churches which ordain women and LGBT people[edit]

  • Parishes not in communion with Old Catholic jurisdictions in the United States
  • Old Catholic Community of Saint Mary Magdalene—Jackson, Mississippi
  • Diocese of California American Catholic Church, Western US, California
  • Christ Catholic Church, an historic jurisdiction in the United States founded by Archbishop Karl Prüter
    • Archdiocese of the Prince of Peace, Abp. Brian Ernest Brown, OSH - Fayetteville, Arkansas
    • Diocese of the Pacific Northwest, Bp. Dave Pflueger of Tacoma, Washington
    • Diocese of the Midwest, Bp. Wulfric Andrew Eugene Kyle, OSH – Cambridge, Ohio
    • Diocese of the Atlantic, Bp. Reg Richburg, OSH – Queens, New York
    • Diocese of the Phililppines, Msgr. James Edwards Rodgers – San Fernando, La Union Philippines
    • Diocese of the Great Lakes, Bp. Lawrence Michael Cameron, OAC – Chicago, Illinois
    • Compassionate Society of Christ, Rev. Miscellus Peter St. Mary Avitabile, CSC – New York, New York
    • Order of the Shepherd's Heart, Abp. Brian Ernest Brown, OSH - Fayetteville, Arkansas
    • Whithorn School of Theology Seminary - Marshfield, Missouri
  • Ecumenical Catholic Church (Archbishop Mark Shirilau, Primate)
  • Conference of North American Old Catholic Bishops
  • Old Catholic Churches International, Rt. Rev. Gregory Godsey OSFoc, Presiding Bishop.
    • Sacred Wandering Pastoral Center - Wisconsin
    • Saint Aelred Mission - Aberdeen, NJ
    • Saints Cyril and Methodius Old Catholic Church - Oshkosh, WI
    • Saint Francis Old Catholic Church - Augusta, GA
    • Saint Miriam Parish and Friary - Flourtown, PA
    • Saint Padre Pio Old Catholic Church, Summerville, SC
  • The Old Catholic Church, Province of the United States
    • American Catholic Church in the United States in New England divided into two dioceses: the Old Catholic Diocese of New England and the Old Catholic Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic
    • Heartland Old Catholic Church divided into two dioceses: Holy Cross Old Catholic Diocese of Minnesota and Old Catholic Diocese of Washington, DC
    • Old Catholic Diocese of Napa (California) Old Catholic Diocese of Napa - Holy Family Old Catholic Church Fairfield, CA Holy Family
  • American Apostolic Church (WI - IL - DC) - in DC, (Bishop Steven Delaney)
  • American Catholic Church in the United States - (ACCUS - Lawrence J. Harms - nationally structured)
  • American National Catholic Church
  • Community Catholic Church of Canada Holy Angels Ministries
  • Reformed Catholic Church (Old Catholic)
  • Catholic Apostolic Church in North America (CACINA)
  • Ekklesia Tou Theou (Church of God) in communion with the Catholic Diocese of One Spirit. Dasmarinas City, Cavite Philippines.
  • Ecclesia Apostolica Divinorum Mysteriorum (Bishop John Kersey)
  • Ancient British Church in North America
  • St Julian of Norwich Old Catholic Church, Port St Lucie, Florida (Bishop Bernard E. Sheffield)
  • The Unified Old Catholic Church
  • Ekklēsía Epignostika of North America (Bishop Katia Romanoff)

General declaration of non-discrimination and inclusiveness[edit]

  • Diocese of St. Benedict, Glen Burnie, MD (Bishop Ed Jansen)
  • Old Catholic Church of New Utrecht, West Palm Beach, FL (Bishop, Richard Sebastian Riccardi)
  • Trinitarian Catholic Church, Metropolitan Diocese of Hope (New England, New York, New Jersey, Missouri, United States)
  • Ekklēsía Epignostika(Εκκλησία της Επίνωσης) of North America

General declaration of non-discrimination -- An all-inclusive community[edit]

  • Reformed Old Catholic Church (ROCC)
  • Catholic Church, Inc. Catholic Church, Inc.
    • Most Reverend Joseph Daniel Finnegan Ordinary of Catholic Church Inc.
  • American Old Catholic Church (AOCC)
    • Most Reverend Michael R. Pierson, Presiding Bishop American Old Catholic Church, Cranston, Rhode Island
    • All Saints Catholic Church, Tallahassee, Florida
    • Catholic Wedding Officiants, Cranston, Rhode Island
    • Divine Mercy Outreach Ministries, Cranston, Rhode Island
    • FOCCUS Pre-Marital Counseling, Cranston, Rhode Island
    • Holy Angels Catholic Community Holy Angels Catholic Community, Winter Park, Florida
    • Oratory of St. Dimas, Pompano Beach, Florida
    • Oratory of St. Michael, Telford, Pennsylvania
    • Oratory of Saint Raphael, Tallahassee, Florida
    • St. Faustina Old Catholic Community, Cranston, Rhode Island
    • St. Francis of Assisi Outreach Ministry, Mount Dora, Florida
    • St. Francis Ministries, Reading, Massachusetts
    • St. Raphael Outreach Ministries, Waltham, Massachusetts
  • United Ecumenical Catholic Church in North America
    • Franciscans of the Holy Cross (North America)
          • Saints Francis and Clare United Ecumenical Catholic Church, Honolulu, Hawaii
      • United Ecumenical Catholic Church in North America is part an international group of church connected with :
        • The Ecumenical Catholic Church (Metropolitan Province of Europe, Diocese of the United Kingdom and associated territories, and Diocese of Poland)
        • United Ecumenical Catholic Church Metropolitan Region of Australasia
          • Connected religious order : The Ecumenical Franciscan Order (Australia)
  • Old Catholic Benedictines of the Resurrection
  • Ekklēsía Epignostika (Εκκλησία της Επίνωσης) of North America (Bishop Katia Romanoff)

Churches which ordain women but not LGBT people[edit]

  • Independent Old Catholic Church
  • Holy Angels & Saints Church
  • Agnus Dei Old Catholic Society
    • Old Catholic Church of North America
      • Canticle of Christ Ministry
      • Incarnation Old Catholic Mission
  • Old Catholic Church of North America
    • St. Dismas Ministries
      • Saint Francis Old Catholic Mission
  • American Old Catholic Church
  • Ecumenical Catholic Church USA
  • Celtic Rite Old Catholic Church [3]

Churches which do not ordain women[edit]

  • The Independent Catholic Church of North America
  • Mexican National Catholic Church
  • Old Holy Catholic Church
  • Old Catholic Church in Poland Scotland and Russia
  • Old Catholic Church of Brazil
  • Old Holy Traditional Catholic Church
  • Old Catholic Apostolic Church
  • Old Catholic Communion in North America
  • Communion of International Catholic Churches (COICC)
  • American Catholic Churches
    • Old Catholic Diocese of the Holy Spirit
  • Old Catholic Confederation (OCCUS)
    • Italian National Catholic Church
      • Italian National Catholic Archdiocese of the United States

Old Catholic Church in the United Kingdom

Unclassified[edit]

  • American Old Catholic Church (originally Aurora, Colorado; today, several dioceses)
    • Diocese of St. Thomas Old Catholic Church (Las Vegas, Nevada OCCNA)
  • Old Catholic Diocese of Dallas (Texas)
    • Restoration In Christ Church Dallas, Texas

United States and Canada: autocephalous bishoprics[edit]

  • American Catholic Church The original American Catholic Church charter established in 1915 (Los Angeles, CA)
  • American Catholic Church in Nevada (Las Vegas - inclusive of gays - ordination of women and LGBT)
  • American Ecumenical Catholic Church (Connecticut - Bishop Lorraine J. Bouffard)
  • American Old Catholic Church (Rhode Island - Bishop Michael R. Pierson)
  • Apostolic Catholic Church in America (Washington state - Bishop Robert Withrow)
  • Apostolic Catholic and Spiritual Church
  • Caritas Catholic Church International
  • Catholic Church of Americas (CapeVerdean Comm., MA - Inclusive of gays - Ordination of women and gays)
  • Christ Catholic Church
  • Christ Our Teacher Old Catholic Ministry (NJ - Most Rev. Benjamin M. Evans)
  • Community Catholic Church of Canada (Formerly the Old Catholic Church of Canada, See in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Ordination of woman, GLBT candidates)
  • Community of Charity Independent Old Catholic Church (Columbus, Ohio)
  • Community of The Good Samaritan American Independent Catholic Church Mission
  • Ecumenical Catholic Church
  • Ecumenical Catholic Church of Christ (ECCC)
  • Holy Redeemer Old Catholic Church (Crestline, Ohio)
  • Independent Catholic Church
  • Independent Catholic Church of the West
  • Old Catholic Church of British Columbia
  • Old Holy Traditional Catholic Church (OHTCC)
  • Reconciliation Old Catholic Church (Phoenix, Arizona)
  • Reformed Catholic Church International
  • Reformed Catholic Church of America
  • Servant of Christ Jesus of the Catholic Faith (Archbishop +John Paul Hozvicka)(Brook Park, Ohio)
  • Servants of the Good Shepherd
  • Transfiguration Community (Greenville, South Carolina) Bishop Edmund Cass
  • The 24/7 Christian Church Fellowship Intl (Christian, Catholic, and Convergent)(Abp. David C Holdridge, archbishop - Owensboro KY, Ft Worth TX, and Roswell NM)
  • Trinitarian Catholic Church, Metropolitan Diocese of Hope (New England, New York, New Jersey, Missouri
  • United Catholic Church
  • United Reform Catholic Church International
  • Ekklēsía Epignostika of North America (Bishop Katia Romanoff)
    • Ekklēsía Iwigá (The Church of the Holy Spirit), San Jose, CA

Intercommunion:

  • Holy Transfiguration Sacramental Communion: A fellowship of Bishops in Communion
  • United American Catholic Church—In intercommunion with :
    • Catholic Apostolic Church in North America (Cacina, voir plus haut)
  • Contemporary Catholic Church
  • Independent Catholic Christian Church, itself with:
    • Diocese of Rumney Marsh (Independent Catholics)
  • Old Catholic Apostolic Church of the United States

Old Roman Catholic churches[edit]

Europe[edit]

  • British Old Catholic Church
  • Ecclesia Apostolica Jesu Christi
  • Gemeenschap van de Goede Herder
  • Old Roman Catholic Church in Europe aka Old Catholic Church in Europe
  • Old Roman Catholic Church in Europe. Diocese of France
  • Old Catholic Mariavite Church
  • Old Catholic Church in Slovakia (and its parts, Old Catholic vicariate in Croatia and Orthodox - Old Catholic vicariate in Serbia)
  • Old Catholic Church of Ukraine
  • Reformed Catholic Church in Poland
  • Reformed Old Catholic Church (ROCC)
  • Traditional Catholic Orthodox Church
  • United Ecumenical Catholic Church Europe and the United Kingdom
  • Old Holy Catholic Church Ordo Maria Apostolorum / Order of Marian Apostles
  • Église gallicane, France
  • Ecumenical Catholic Communion in Europe (Bishop Peter E. Hickman)
    • ECC Austria
    • ECC Belgium and Netherlands
    • ECC Poland
    • ECC Lithuania
  • The Old Catholic Church in the United Kingdom
  • The Old Catholic Apostolic Church - Province of France and Belgium (Eglise Vieille Catholique Apostolique - Province de France et de Belgique)

North America[edit]

  • Societas Jesu Christi - The Society of Jesus Christ (Latin Rite & Byzantine-Catholic Rite)
  • Old Roman Catholic Church - Latin Rite
  • Old Roman Catholic Church in Canada - It remains faithful to the doctrines and teachings of the Old Roman Catholic Church.
  • Missionary Church of St. Francis of Assisi - A religious community that remains faithful to the orthodoxy of the doctrines and teachings of the Old Roman Catholic Church.
  • St. Anthony's Catholic Chapel (Michigan - Archbishop David S. Moody - an Advent Catholic Church (Old Roman Catholic Succession, Arnold Mathew)

Liberal Catholic churches with Theosophical tenets[edit]

United States[edit]

  • Catholic Universalist Church, Theosophical tenets are allowed, not emphasized or required. The church primarily preaches the doctrine of Universal Reconciliation in the framework of the Liberal Catholic movement.
  • Liberal Catholic Church, Province of the United States of America, American branch which emphasizes Theosophical tenets.
  • Liberal Catholic Church International, Theosophical tenets are allowed but not emphasized.
  • Old Catholic, Liberal Catholic Int. (Church of St.Thomas Int.) Theosophical tenents not emphasized, members have total freedom of thought.
  • Progressive Celtic Church-Liberal Rite, Theosophical tenets are allowed by not emphasized.
  • Reformed Liberal Catholic Church USA province, Theosophical tenets are allowed but not emphasized
  • Universal Catholic Church, Theosophical tenets are allowed by not emphasized.

Europe[edit]

  • The Liberal Catholic Church International Province of Great Britain and Ireland
  • The Liberal Catholic Church in the British Isles
  • Liberal Catholic Apostolic Church An independent Liberal Catholic community
  • The Reformed Liberal Catholic Church
  • The Young Rite, an esoteric Christian tradition
  • The Old Catholic Apostolic Church - Province of France and Belgium
  • Reformed Old Catholic Church

Old Catholic Church in the United Kingdom

Religious orders[edit]

Paulists[edit]

  • Old Catholic Order of Paul the Apostle (OCP)

The Compassionists

  • The Compassionate Society of Christ- An Ecumenical Completely Inclusive Order for men and women intrinsically affiliated with Christ Catholic Church which acknowledges Mary the Mother of God as First Priest (ccc/csc)

Franciscans[edit]

  • The Franciscan Order of the Stigmata (OSFS) - Affiliated to the Reformed Old Catholic Church (ROCC)
  • Franciscans of Divine Providence (FDP) - Canonical Religious Order of women and men of the Trinitarian Catholic Church
  • Companions of Saints Francis and Dominic - Ecumenical fraternity of vowed men and women
  • Society of the Franciscan Servants of the Poor
  • Order of Servant Franciscans (OSF) - an Ecumenical and Canonical tertiary order with a dispersed membership (www.tifpec.weebly.com)
  • ECC Franciscans of Reconciliation (OFR)
  • Order Of Friars Minor
  • Order of Lesser Sisters and Brothers (OSFM) - a dispersed ecumenical Franciscan order of men and women.
  • Franciscan Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus [Missionariorum Sacratissimi Cordis Iesu] (MSCI) - a clerical religious order of men of the Old Roman Catholic Church that is inspired by the charism of St. Francis of Assisi and is focussed on Jesus' sacrificial and unconditional love to humanity
  • Companions of Jesus (congregation of St Francis, for women) - The Old Catholic Church in the United Kingdom
  • Order of Saint Francis, Old Catholic - A Franciscan Community in the Old Catholic Churches International.

Benedictines and Cistercians[edit]

  • Diocese of St. Benedict - Old Catholic Church
  • Grey Robed Monks of St. Benedict - ecumenical Benedictine community
  • Order of Port Royal - ecumenical Cistercian congregation
  • Society of Pope Saint Anacletus - Old Catholic Benedictine order
  • Goedeherder Benedictijns geïnspireerde broedergemeenschap
  • St. Michael Old Catholic Mission
  • Cistercian Province of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary
  • Companions of Jesus (congregation of St Benedict, for men) - The Old Catholic Church in the United Kingdom

• Benedictine Order of the Holy Spirit

Dominican[edit]

  • Order of Preachers, Independent
  • Order of Preachers, Old Catholic

Others[edit]

  • Old Catholic Missionaries in Bangalore, India - under the Diocese of St. Benedict Old Catholic Church
  • Holy Order of the Sons of Levi - Owensboro, Kentucky; Ft Worth, Texas and Roswell, New Mexico, U.S.
  • Prelatura of Saint Pius V
  • Monastery of Saint Thomas Oblate Monastery, Old Catholic Province of Our Lady of Angels
  • Augustinians of the Immaculate Heart of Mary - independent Catholic religious order
  • Order of the Shepherd's Heart - Christ's Catholic Church, an ecumenical Celtic Catholic religious order in Hollister, Missouri
  • Order of Restoration in Christ - Old Catholic monastery in Dallas, Texas
  • Oratory of the Common Life - associated with the Old Catholic Church - de Landis Berghes Succession
  • Order of St. Thomas the Apostle (United States) - religious order Independent Jurisdiction LCOCCI

Bp. Br. Dave Ost. Wedgewood Old Catholic Succession.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The organization Polish Catholic Church in Poland, a member church of the UU, is not to be confused with the Catholic Church in Poland or confused with the Polish National Catholic Church, a former member church of the UU.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Member Churches". utrechter-union.org. Utrecht, NL: Utrechter Union der Altkatholischen Kirchen. Archived from the original on 2016-04-10. Retrieved 2016-04-28. 
  2. ^ a b "The Union of Scranton: a union of churches in communion with the Polish National Catholic Church". unionofscranton.org. Scranton, PA: Union of Scranton. Archived from the original on 2016-03-21. Retrieved 2016-05-02. 
  3. ^ celticriteocc.webs.com