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  1. The Stories of the Old Testament: A Catholic's Guide by Jim Campbell, 2007-03-30
  2. Old Catholic eucharistic worship;: With notes, and translations of the Dutch, German and Swiss rites, by Walter Harry De Voil, 1936
  3. A Pilgrim's Guide to the Old Catholic Church by Archbishop Wynn Wagner, 2009-12-26
  4. The Old Catholic Church by Robert W. Caruso, 2009-05-01
  5. Old Testament Foundations: Genesis Through Kings: Year One: Teacher Guidebook (Catholic Biblical School Program) by Brian Schmisek, Angelo G. Giuliano, et all 2007-09-01
  6. The Old Catholic Church, Third Edition by Bishop Karl Pruter, 2007-02-11
  7. The Catholic Revolution: NewWine, Old Wineskins, and the Second Vatican Council by Andrew Greeley, 2005-05-13
  8. The Old Catholic Movement: Its Origins and History by C. B. Moss, 2005-08-30
  9. Priests, Prophets And Sages: Catholic Perspectives on the Old Testament by Leslie J. Hoppe, 2006-03-30
  10. Saint Joseph "New Catholic Edition" of the Holy Bible(The Old Testament: Confraternity-Douay Version and the New Testament: Confraternity Edition) by Catholic Book Publishing Company, 1962-01-01
  12. Treasures Old and New: Traditional Prayers for Today's Catholics by Philip Neri Powell, 2009-09-15
  13. Old Catholic Missal and Ritual by Arnold Harris Matthew, 2000-02
  14. Old Catholic: History, Ministry, Faith & Mission by Andre J. Queen, 2003-07-09

Visit New Advent for the Summa Theologica, Church Fathers, Catholic Encyclopedia and more. most friendly government officials that the fiction of the Catholicism of the old catholics was no longer tenable of themselves as Catholics by the old catholics is all the stranger
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The sect organised in German-speaking countries to combat the dogma of Papal Infallibility Filled with ideas of ecclesiastical Liberalism and rejecting the Christian spirit of submission to the teachings of the Church, nearly 1400 Germans issued, in September, 1870, a declaration in which they repudiated the dogma of Infallibility "as an innovation contrary to the traditional faith of the Church". They were encouraged by large numbers of scholars, politicians, and statesmen, and were acclaimed by the Liberal press of the whole world. The break with the Church began with this declaration, which was put forth notwithstanding the fact that the majority of the German bishops issued, at Fulda on 30 August, a common pastoral letter in support of the dogma. It was not until 10 April, 1871, that Bishop Hefele of Rotterdam issued a letter concerning the dogma to his clergy. By the end of 1870 all the Austrian and Swiss bishops had done the same. The movement against the dogma was carried on with such energy that the first Old Catholic Congress was able to meet at Munich, 22-24 September, 1871. Before this, however, the Archbishop of Munich had

2. Religious Movements Homepage: The Old Catholics
This Old Roman Catholics Page is your gateway to accessing comprehensive webbased, as well as print, resources about the Old Roman Catholics.
Old Roman Catholics
I. Group Profile
  • Name: Old Catholics/ Old Roman Catholics
  • Founder: Cornelius Jansen
  • Date of Birth/Death:
  • Year Founded: Established in 1871 with the Declaration of Catholic Congress at Munich.
  • History 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. Some argue the basic beliefs and motivations of Old Catholicism began in the sixteenth century with Cornelius Jansen and the incidents at Port Royal. Cornelius Jansen (1585-1638) believed that after the time of St. Augustine, the Catholic Church began to decline in practice and beliefs. Abbe de St. Cyran (1581-1641) also agreed with Jansen and claimed only the Port Royal Community in France with their extremely conservative lifestyle were the true devotees of Catholicism. In turn, the community lost the support of friends and Pope Clement XI. On September 8, 1713 the Pope issueda bill called "Unigentius" which contained the misconduct of Jansen's teachings and punishments for following these teachings. Many fled to Protestant Holland where they were received although the Protestants had more serious issues and concerns of their own and they did not fully agree with the credence of Jansen. The common thread they shared that bonded them was their antipathy for the Jesuits.
    The Old Catholics move to Holland...
  • 3. Old Catholics. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
    Short historical essay.
    Select Search All All Reference Columbia Encyclopedia World History Encyclopedia Cultural Literacy World Factbook Columbia Gazetteer American Heritage Coll. Dictionary Roget's Thesauri Roget's II: Thesaurus Roget's Int'l Thesaurus Quotations Bartlett's Quotations Columbia Quotations Simpson's Quotations Respectfully Quoted English Usage Modern Usage American English Fowler's King's English Strunk's Style Mencken's Language Cambridge History The King James Bible Oxford Shakespeare Gray's Anatomy Farmer's Cookbook Post's Etiquette Bulfinch's Mythology Frazer's Golden Bough All Verse Anthologies Dickinson, E. Eliot, T.S. Frost, R. Hopkins, G.M. Keats, J. Lawrence, D.H. Masters, E.L. Sandburg, C. Sassoon, S. Whitman, W. Wordsworth, W. Yeats, W.B. All Nonfiction Harvard Classics American Essays Einstein's Relativity Grant, U.S. Roosevelt, T. Wells's History Presidential Inaugurals All Fiction Shelf of Fiction Ghost Stories Short Stories Shaw, G.B. Stein, G. Stevenson, R.L. Wells, H.G. Reference Columbia Encyclopedia PREVIOUS NEXT ... BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. Old Catholics Christian denomination established by German Catholics who separated themselves from the Roman Catholic Church when they rejected (1870) the decrees of the First Vatican Council , especially the dogma of the infallibility of the pope. The Old Catholic movement began publicly with a meeting of professors at Nuremberg (1870) under the leadership of Johann Joseph Ignaz von

    4. Old Catholics
    Several articles on the Old Catholic Church. A source of information for deeper understanding of religious subjects. old catholics. General Information. old catholics include several small local
    Old Catholics
    General Information Old Catholics include several small local churches that have separated from the Roman Catholic church. The Church of Utrecht - which was established in 1724 in a dispute over papal charges of Jansenism in Holland - was the first of these churches to separate from Rome. In the 1870s other Old Catholic churches were formed in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria by those Catholics who rejected the dogma of papal infallibility promulgated by the First Vatican Council (1870). The first German bishop was consecrated (1874) by a bishop of the Church of Utrecht. In the United States, Polish Roman Catholics, resentful of domination by non - Polish clergy, split in 1897 to form the National Polish church. Other Slavic groups have also become Old Catholics, as has the Philippine Independent Church (established 1902). Old Catholic churches are in communion with each other and with the Church of England and seek ecumenical relations. Bishops and priests may marry; services generally follow the Roman ritual and are in the vernacular; in some both bread and wine are distributed to the congregation in communion. BELIEVE
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    5. Old Catholics
    A WARNING ON THE old catholics FALSE BISHOPS, FALSE CHURCHES. by Rev. Anthony Cekada, SSPX. Originally published in The Roman Catholic magazine, 1980. PLEASE NOTE While this material was written by
    A WARNING ON THE OLD CATHOLICS: FALSE BISHOPS, FALSE CHURCHES by Rev. Anthony Cekada, SSPX Originally published in The Roman Catholic magazine, 1980
    PLEASE NOTE: While this material was written by a former Society of St. Pius the Tenth (SSPX) priest, it is, nevertheless, good background information on the Old Catholics. I think it is fair to say that the various factions of the so-called "traditionalist" (which more or less includes the Old Catholics) movement can sometimes be excellent sources of information about their "traditionalist" competitors. Fr. Cekada was one of the "nine" ousted from the SSPX in 1983 by Archbishop Lefebvre and The Roman Catholic magazine was the official organ of what was the Northeast District of the Society at that time. The other district was the Southwest and its official publication was the Angelus. To my knowledge, Fr. Cekada has yet to be reconciled with the Catholic Church. As far as I am aware, Fr. Cekada is a sede vacantist and the last I heard is that he is at the CRMI's Mount St. Michael (June, 1999).
    Let us say that you are a traditional Roman Catholic, and that you come across an advertisement in the paper for a group which claims that they offer the traditional Latin Mass. You notice at the bottom of the ad that the group calls itself "Old Catholic" or "Old Roman Catholic." You are naturally quite puzzled by these terms, but you think that anyone who claims to be "Old" or "Roman" or "Catholic" can't really be too much different from the traditional Catholic priests you know. But, you ask, are they really legitimate Roman Catholics, and can one go to their Masses?

    6. Old Catholics Seek Identity At The Margins
    These are stories from past, or back, issues of the National Catholic Reporter, the NCR. old catholics have lurked at the edge of Christian life for more than a century
    Old Catholics seek identity at the margins By MICHAEL J. FARRELL
    NCR Staff
    Orange, Calif.
    In the city of Orange in Southern California in a nondescript mall where commerce is king, a church is scarcely typical. The Church of St. Matthew is less typical still. It is an Old Catholic church. The Union of Utrecht became the Vatican for Old Catholics, except that the union was never able to keep its daughter churches on such a short leash as its prototype by the Tiber. Yet Utrecht is vitally important to Old Catholics in one regard: It is seen as source and guarantor of apostolic succession, that unbroken line that, Catholics insist, must go back to Jesus and the apostles. The name Old Catholic is seen by members as more confusing than helpful except for that all-important implication of proper pedigree. Obsessed with the need for apostolic succession, priests got themselves consecrated bishops on a grand scale. But in most such cases they had no flock, no priests. The best-organized exception, says Hickman, was the Polish National Catholic church headquartered in Scranton, Pa. This continues to be ethnically based and therefore exclusive. A personal search Even in the unusual milieu of the Old Catholic church, Hickman is atypical. His personal search helps explain why the Old Catholic church survives as friendly port in a storm for a variety of tempest-tossed souls.

    7. Old Catholic Church Of The United States
    Old Catholic Church of the United States. Welcomes You …. Our Welcome To You · A Historical Overview of old catholics. · Our Statement of Faith.
    Old Catholic Church of the United States
    T he Old Catholic Church of the United States is a Catholic Family of Faith, based within the United States. As inheritors of Apostolic Succession from the Western Latin (Catholic) Church, the Ancient Oriental Churches and the Eastern Byzantine (Orthodox) Churches, we possess a rich theological heritage. We are a sacramental church, embracing the fullness of Christianity as expressed within Catholic understanding. 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". B y reaching out via the Internet, we hope to be able to help get the message of the Good News of Jesus Christ to the far reaches of the world. Please feel free to visit the various pages on our site. We hope that they will be a blessing to you and answer any questions that you may have. The Old Catholic Church of the United States is a Member Church of the International Synod of Old Catholic Churches (ISOCC) . For information on Old Catholicism, and updates on Mass times and locations, please email us at

    8. [English Pages] Old Catholics In Germany
    The Old Catholic movement was sparked by German professors, and the German Old Catholic Church was one of the earliest members of the Union of Utrecht. If you can read German, lots of information here, but they do also offer several pages in English.
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  • Survey (this page) Information
  • Liturgy Union of Utrecht
  • official Website of the Utrecht Union Declaration of Utrecht International Old Catholic Bishop's Conference (IBC)
  • of Wislikofen (1997) International Old Catholic Youth (IOCY)
  • Addresses of the International Contact People Introduction - what is the IOCY ? Statute Links to other international youth organizations Ecumenical You may also have a look on the survey of all pages of this web site up Deutsche Version
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    last update: 26.12.2001
  • 9. Old Catholic Holy Orders & Validity
    For this reason the ordinations performed by the bishops of the old catholics are consider valid. A Practical Commentary on the Code of Canon Law, revised and
    Old Catholic Sacraments and Holy Orders Questions From Other Communions On various occasions, members of the Roman Catholic Church coming for the first time into contact with the Old Catholic Church, have inquired of their pastors or other clergy and supposedly "informed" laity as to the position of the Roman Catholic Church on the validity of Sacraments which are administered by the Old Catholic Church. Frequently the inquirers are told that our Sacraments are not recognized by Rome. This is written to clear up any confusion that there might be on this point although the Roman Catholic Church is quite aware of its validity in all things and has no interest in gaining "recognition" from any other quarters. This is not in our defense nor is it written to justify our being. It is to inform the uninformed. Is the Old Catholic Church of the United States really Catholic If the Roman Catholic Church is your source of truth in these matters, see what the Roman Catholic Church teaches in it’s official document " DOMINUS IESUS ," issued during the reign of Pope John Paul II, June 16, 2000, and signed by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, August 6, 2000, refer to Section IV: Article 17:

    10. CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Celibacy Of The Clergy
    Nevertheless, when the old catholics abolished compulsory celibacy for the priesthood, Dr. Döllinger, as we are told by the intimate friend of his, an Anglican
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    Celibacy of the Clergy
    Celibacy is the renunciation of marriage implicitly or explicitly made, for the more perfect observance of chastity, by all those who receive the Sacrament of Orders in any of the higher grades. The character of this renunciation, as we shall see, is differently understood in the Eastern and in the Western Church. Speaking, for the moment, only of Western Christendom , the candidates for orders are solemnly warned by the bishop at the beginning of the ceremony regarding the gravity of the obligation which they are incurring. He tells them: You ought anxiously to consider again and again what sort of a burden this is which you are taking upon you of your own accord. Up to this you are free. You may still, if you choose, turn to the aims and desires of the world ( licet vobis pro artitrio ad caecularia vota transire ). But if you receive this order (of the subdiaconate) it will no longer be lawful to turn back from your purpose. You will be required to continue in the service of God , and with His assistance to observe chastity and to be bound for ever in the ministrations of the Altar, to serve who is to reign.

    old catholics The Canadian old catholics choose to follow the episcopal line stated above as representing, to them, the true successors of the Carfora Church.
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    It is interesting to note that the Protestant Episcopal Church of the USA (Anglican Communion) recognised Bishop de Landas Berghes as possessing a valid episcopate. He was one of the consecrators of the Right Rev. Hiram Richard Hulse on 12 January 1915 in New York City. Dr. Hulse was the PECUSA Bishop of Cuba from 1915 to 1938. From 1916 to 1950 Canadian Old Catholic parishes were under the direct administration of the Archdiocese of NAORCC, with, from time to time local bishops overseeing some Canadian parishes. On the 22nd April 1950 the Old Catholic Diocese of Hamilton , with its Pro-Cathedral located at St. Francis of Assisi Old Roman Catholic Church, 420 Aberdeen Avenue, Hamilton, Ontario, joined the NAORCC. On that date, the Rt. Rev. George Frank Davis, who had Old Catholic episcopal succession via the Mathew-Bacon line of Old Catholic bishops, was sub conditione consecrated into the de Landas Berghes-Carfora line by the Rt. Rev. Francis Michael Donahue. (Bishop Donahue had been consecrated by Archbishop Carfora on 3 November 1946.) The Old Catholic Diocese of Hamilton, due to its growth and stability, quickly became the main centre of the NAORCC in Canada.

    12. St. Bede's Scriptorium: Theology Page
    Small collection of links, extensive annotations. AngloCatholic. May also interest Western-Rite Orthodox or old catholics. On a 14.4 modem, takes about one minute to load.
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    Theology Page
    Theology is comprised of the Greek root-words "theo" (God) + "logos" ("word" or "reason"). Theology, therefore, is the study of God, or, more colloquially "talk about God." Indeed, the Eastern Orthodox Christians would say, talk to God: one of the Eastern saints said that "he is the true theologian who prays truly." This page contains essays and links to a variety of theologically-related topics, involving prayer and contemplative spirituality as well as more "academic" theological studies and, of course, my own Anglican tradition. And speaking of "tradition": Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors... Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about. - G.K. Chesterton Orthodoxy
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    13. Old Catholic Church - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
    Old Catholic Church. The »Catholic Diocese of the old catholics in Germany« (Katholisches Bistum der AltKatholiken in Deutschland) is an.
    Old Catholic Church
    From Wikipedia , the free encyclopedia.
    The Old Catholic Church is a religious denomination that split from the Roman Catholic church in . The founders of the movement were mainly Austrians, Germans, Swiss and Dutch who were deeply disturbed by the promulgation of the dogma of Papal Infallibility at the First Vatican Council of 1869-1870. The Church consists of the Ancient Catholic Church , the Old Catholic Church in Germany, the Polish National Churches, and smaller movements. It is in full communion with the Anglican Communion , as per the Bonn Agreement of 1931 . The term 'Old Catholic' is used often by many splinter groups, ranging from 'Continuing' or 'Traditionalist' to 'New Age'. Many of these so-called Old Catholic Churches do not exist in reality, only on the Internet. The Old Catholic Church traces its origins through the See of Utrecht in Utrecht in the Netherlands , to the founding of that see c. A.D. 695. However, the see itself did not split from the Roman Catholic Church until the Pope tried to sack Archbishop Peter Codde of Utrecht in 1701, urged on by the Jesuits. The Archbishop resented the attempts by Jesuits to interfere with the affairs of his diocese, and they had multiple times accused him of being a

    14. Pope Pius IX  23 March 1875  Church In Switzerland
    On the Church in Switzerland. Condemns the old catholics and antiCatholic marriage laws. Encyclical promulgated 23 March, 1875.
    GRAVES AC DIUTURNAE (On The Church In Switzerland) Pope Pius IX Encyclical Promulgated on 23 March 1875 To Our Venerable Brothers the Bishops, to the Clergy, and to the Swiss People who enjoy Grace and Communion with the Apostolic See. Venerable Brothers, Greetings and Apostolic Blessing. The serious and long-lasting plots and efforts which the new heretics who call themselves Old Catholics use daily in your country to deceive the faithful and to tear them away from their ancient faith, urge Us, as a duty of Our supreme apostolate, to zealously devote Our paternal care and attention to protecting the spiritual welfare of our children. We are aware, and We sorrowfully deplore the fact, that these schismatics and heretics who enjoy the favor of the civil authority exercise the ministry of their wicked sect in the region of the diocese of Basel as in other regions of your country while the religious freedom of Catholics remains publicly oppressed by schismatic laws. Deceit Characteristic of Schism Condemnation of Errors 3. In order to spread their teachings more widely, We know that some of them have been appointed to teach sacred theology in the University of Bern, hoping to be able in this way to gain new followers from the Catholic youth for their wicked faction. However, We have already reproved and condemned this deplorable sect which has produced from the old store of the heretics so many errors opposed to the principal tenets of the Catholic faith. This sect overthrows the foundations of the Catholic religion, shamelessly rejects the dogmatic definitions of the Ecumenical Vatican Council, and devotes itself to the ruin of souls in so many ways. We have decreed and declared in Our letter of 21 November 1873 that those unfortunate men who belong to, adhere to, and support that sect should be considered as schismatics and separated from communion with the Church.

    15. [Homepage] Old Catholics In Germany
    The Catholic Diocese of the old catholics in Germany
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    Catholic Diocese of the Old Catholics in Germany
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    This web site is mainly German languaged. Please have a look at the survey of English language pages of this web site. The (Katholisches Bistum der Alt-Katholiken in Deutschland) is an
    • autonomous, episcopally, synodally structured, catholic
    church, which acknowledges the diversity and the essential teaching and institutions of the early, undivided church during the first millennium. Its origins lie in various Catholic reform movements. After the First Vatican Council (1870), congregations of Catholic Christians formed throughout German-speaking countries, whose conscience prevented them from accepting the new dogmas of the Pope's infallibility and his jurisdictional primacy and who retained their previous beliefs Based on critical examination of the historical witnesses of early Christianity, the leaders of the Old Catholic movement developed an episcopal, synodal church structure , which combines the historic episcopal and priestly offices with democratic elements at all levels.

    16. [Homepage] Old Catholics In Germany
    Deutsche Version Home Catholic Diocese of the old catholics in Germany. Home Informationen Gemeinden Bistum Utrechter
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    Catholic Diocese of the Old Catholics in Germany
    Home Informationen Gemeinden Bistum ... Kontakt
    This web site is mainly German languaged. Please have a look at the survey of English language pages of this web site. The (Katholisches Bistum der Alt-Katholiken in Deutschland) is an
    • autonomous, episcopally, synodally structured, catholic
    church, which acknowledges the diversity and the essential teaching and institutions of the early, undivided church during the first millennium. Its origins lie in various Catholic reform movements. After the First Vatican Council (1870), congregations of Catholic Christians formed throughout German-speaking countries, whose conscience prevented them from accepting the new dogmas of the Pope's infallibility and his jurisdictional primacy and who retained their previous beliefs Based on critical examination of the historical witnesses of early Christianity, the leaders of the Old Catholic movement developed an episcopal, synodal church structure , which combines the historic episcopal and priestly offices with democratic elements at all levels.

    old catholics. old catholics (Ger. Altha~holiken) , the designation assumed by those members of the Roman Catholic on the episcopal model. The Old Catholic movement, at the outset at
    OLD CATHOLICS The proceedings of the Vatican council and their outcome had at first threatened to lead to a serious schism in the Church. The minority against the decrees included many of the most distinguished prelates and theologians of the Roman communion, and the methods by which their opposition had been overcome seemed to make it difficult for them to submit. The pressure put upon them was, however, immense, and the reasons for submission may well have seemed overwhelming; in the end, after more or less delay, all the recalcitrant bishops gave in their adhesion to the decrees. The movement thus entered a new phase, the congress occupying itself mainly with the formation of a more definite organization and with the question of reunion with other Churches. The immediate effect was a fateful divergence of opinion; for many who sympathized with the opposition to the extreme papal claims shrank from the creation of a fresh schism. Prince Chlodwig Hohenlohe, who as prime minister of Bavaria had attempted to unite the governments against the definition of the dogma, refused to have anything to do with proceedings which could only end in the creation of a fresh sect, and would make the prospect of the reform of the Church from within hopeless; more important still, Dallinger refused to take part in setting up a separate organization, and though he afterwards so far modified his opinion as to help the Old Catholic community with sympathy and advice, he never formally joined it.

    18. Independent Old Catholic Church Of America Home Page
    We hope that you take the time to explore our pages and learn more about old catholics and Independent Catholics. We also ask that
    HOME BELIEFS HISTORY SEMINARY ... Announcements The Independent Old Catholic Church of America Welcome We welcome you to the web site of the Independent Old Catholic Church of the Americas. Our particular denomination traces its roots through the European Old Catholic Churches. Of particular concern to us is the offering of valid sacraments to those who have left Catholicism, or other Christians seeking forms of worship and beliefs founded in the traditions and beliefs of the early church. We are currently seeking mature adults who feel a call to Holy Orders (Deacon, Priest) and/or those already ordained that are seeking to incardinate. We welcome those who are self-sustained, as we pay no salaries to our clergy. Our clergy, who like St. Paul, pay their own way. We offer seminary training (leading to degrees in theology and ordination) to both men and women. We hope that you take the time to explore our pages and learn more about Old Catholics and Independent Catholics. We also ask that free to contact us with any questions, concerns, or comments.

    19. Old Catholic Church
    Active in Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and Texas. Strives for unity among old catholics and with the Anglican Communion. Web site offers a bibliography and email discussion group.
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    Declaration of Utrecht (a definition of Old Catholicism) ... Early Church Fathers Environmental Theology reference material A Partnership for the Earth: Churches and the Environmental Movement Environmental Crisis: A Challenge to the Churches Ecology, Cosmology and Theology: a Trialogue
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    Simple Living: the Path to Joy and Freedom ; Hobday, Sister Jose; 1999. The Old Catholic Church: a history and chronology ; Pruter, Karl Rev.; 1996. The Brotherhood of the Common Life and Its Influence ; Fuller, Ross; 1995.

    20. OC History
    Who We, As old catholics, Are. The old catholics are a body of Christians committed to the Person of Jesus Christ and His teaching.
    Who We, As Old Catholics, Are
    The Old Catholics are a body of Christians committed to the Person of Jesus Christ and His teaching. We accept and believe the testimony of His Apostles, eyewitnesses of His Life, Death and Resurrection from among the dead. They passed on to succeeding generations their own testimony about Jesus Christ and His life. By the proclaiming of His Gospel and the giving of their own testimony (called the Apostolic Tradition), the Church, which the Lord instituted, was built up. 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.
    The Ancient Catholic Church of the Netherlands
    The Church in the Netherlands and the Reformation
    Armed with the protection of the papal concessions, the Church in the Netherlands continued to minister even through the Reformation. During this period of strife, the Church in the Netherlands, as in many other countries, was forced to "go underground" in order to survive. But survive and remain extant, it did. Eventually, the Archbishop of Utrecht and other Church leaders reached an informal agreement with the civil government, whereby it could again function openly without interference from the Reformers.
    The Move from Isolation
    Following the First Vatican Council in 1870 (at which the hierarchy of the Church of Holland were refused admittance), a considerable dissent among Catholics, especially in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, arose over the dogma of papal infallibility. The dissenters, while holding the Church in General Council to be infallible, could not accept the proposition that the Pope, acting alone, in matters of faith and morals is infallible. Many formed independent communities that came to be known as Old Catholic. They are called Old Catholics because they sought to adhere to the beliefs and practices of the Catholic Church of the post-Apostolic era. The Old Catholic communities appealed to the Archbishop of Utrecht who consecrated the first bishops for these communities. Eventually, under the leadership of the Church of Holland, these Old Catholic communities joined together to form the Utrecht Union of Churches. (see document page)

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