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The word "Catholic" means "universal" or "according to the whole."  We are a part of the universal Church of Jesus Christ, sharing in the teachings and liturgical heritage of the Church, and celebrating a characteristically Catholic faith tradition that is not sectarian.  

Though genuinely Catholic, we are not under the authority of the Pope, nor subject to the laws of the Roman Church. We trace our roots to the Old Catholic movement, which was a response to an ever-increasing Roman claim of papal authority, jurisdiction, and infallibility.  In contrast to those who place supreme authority in the Pope, we uphold all persons in the primacy of conscience over

In contrast to those who place supreme authority in the Pope, we uphold all persons in the primacy of conscience over law.  Specifically, we affirm:

 In contrast to those who place supreme authority in the Pope, we uphold all persons in the primacy of conscience over law.  Specifically, we affirm:

By these commitments, we affirm the dignity, worth, and essential liberty of all human persons regardless of race, national origin, religious affiliation, gender, or sexual orientation.  We follow the ancient wisdom of the Church as expressed in the words of St. Augustine: "In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity."