List of independent Catholic denominations

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]

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

  • American Apostolic Old Catholic Church
  • The Independent Catholic Church of the Americas
    • Diocese of New England
  • 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 Catholic Communion of North America
  • Old Holy Traditional Catholic Church
  • The National Old Catholic Church
  • The North American Catholic Ecumenical Church]
  • St. Dorothy Catholic Community, Orlando, Flordida
  • The Old Catholic Church, Old Catholic Church in America, World Assembly of Old Catholic Bishops
  • Communion of International Catholic Churches (COICC) American Catholic Churches
  • Celtic Rite Old Catholic Church
  • Ekklēsía Epignostika (Εκκλησία της Επίνωσης) of North America

Churches which ordain women and LGBT people[edit]

Rev. Fr. William E. Riley, Priest

        • Ss. Francis and Clare Parish, Scranton, PA - Rev. Mr. William A. Mentz, Pastor

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)

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

  • Reformed Old Catholic Church (ROCC)
  • Reformed Catholic Church, Inc.
  • 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
  • The North American Catholic Ecumenical Church
  • 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]
  • Archdiocese of Saint Michael[4]

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
  • The Old Catholic Church, Old Catholic Church in America, World Assembly of Old Catholic Bishops [www.theoldcatholic.church]
  • Old Catholic Communion in North America
  • 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)

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]

  • Old Roman Catholic Church in Great Britain
  • 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 - Cardinal David S. Moody - a Catholic Parish in Michigan with the Holy Catholic Church International (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.
  • Liberal Catholic Union, Theosophical tenets are allowed but not mandated.

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
  • Liberal Catholic Universalist Church

Old Catholic Church in the United Kingdom

Religious orders[edit]

Old Catholic Church[edit]

  • Oratory of the Common Life - associated with the Old Catholic Church - de Landis Berghes Succession[5]
  • Grey Robed Monks of St. Benedict - ecumenical Benedictine community
  • Old Catholic Order of Paul the Apostle (OCP)[6]

Reformed Old Catholic Church (ROCC)[edit]

  • The Franciscan Order of the Stigmata (OSFS)[7]

Communion of International Catholic Churches (COICC)[edit]

  • Order of Preachers, Old Catholic[8]
  • Cistercian Order of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary[9]
  • Order of Saint Francis, Old Catholic - A Franciscan Community in the Old Catholic Churches International.[10]

Old Catholic Apostolic Churches[edit]

  • The Domincan Order of the Unified Old Catholic Church (Order of Preachers, Independent)[11]

Independent Catholic[edit]

  • Augustinians of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (1993)- independent Catholic religious order[12]
  • Diocese of St. Benedict Old Catholic Church[13]
    • St. Michael Old Catholic Mission[14]
  • Companions of Saints Francis and Dominic - Ecumenical fraternity of vowed men and women[15]

Nordic Catholic Church[edit]

  • Order of Port Royal (1990) - ecumenical Cistercian congregation[16]

24/7 Christian Church Fellowship International[edit]

  • Holy Order of the Sons of Levi (1969)- Owensboro, Kentucky; Ft Worth, Texas and Roswell, New Mexico, U.S.[17]

Liberal Catholic Church (LCC)[edit]

  • Mission Episcopate of Saints Francis and Clare[18]
      • Order of Lesser Sisters and Brothers (OSFM) - a dispersed ecumenical Franciscan order of men and women.[19]

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]