Catholic Church International
WHAT IS THE MISSION OF CATHOLIC CHURCH INTERNATIONAL?
The Mission of Catholic Church International is to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ, administer the Sacraments and exercise Charity to all God’s Children. Catholic Church International accepts the Holy Father, The Pope, currently Benedict XVI, as the Spiritual Leader for the Catholic Church worldwide and considers his teachings in matters of faith, morality as inspired by God.
Catholic Church International is a fully and authentically Catholic Church in Doctrines, Liturgy, Sacraments, Spirituality and maintains the same Creed, same tradition of Apostolic Succession as the Roman Catholic Church. That Apostolic Succession has been recognized by the Roman Catholic Church as fully valid.
Catholic Church International acknowledges a common Baptism and a common Eucharist, or what these two greatest sacraments represent - One God and Creator of us all who is beyond all things, yet within all things and through all things, the same.
Catholic Church International is a comprehensive Catholic Church with the desire to impact Christians’ lives through deep Prayers, the power of the Permanent Eucharist Adoration, traditional devotions, and the Word of God preached efficiently. By focusing on the meaning of the Word of God, people will leave the service with the knowledge and wisdom to apply the Word of God in their daily lives.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CATHOLIC CHURCH INTERNATIONAL AND OTHER CATHOLICS?
Holding the same essential values of Catholic Faith and practice, the Catholic Church International presents a different approach on sacerdotal ministry and on how the Church should be governed. The Catholic Church International offers a biblical and authentic ecclesiastic discipline which is committed to offer a more progressive approach to sacerdotal ministry: Catholic Priest celibacy should be a free choice for the individual who feels a deep God’s call to serve their whole life in the Church. Welcoming single and married persons into the clergy, the Catholic Church International plans to restore Catholic Priest dignity, respect and at the same time implement the conditions to make Priests holy and happy in their own lives. Promoting a Leadership of service and avoiding a Leadership of domination, the Catholic Church International should be governed by principles of Justice for all, Integrity and Honesty. The Church should be a family of unity where all members are treated equally and fairly. The Catholic Church International is open to exploring new theological horizons while remaining grounded in the "One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic" tradition, yet aware that God is too big to be contained or limited by human thought or human organization.
DOES THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH CONSIDER THE SACRAMENTS OF OTHER CATHOLIC CHURCHES AS VALID?
Yes, the Roman Catholic Church considers the Sacraments as valid and true as long as a Catholic Church maintains a solid apostolic succession and a valid Eucharist. The Proof of that recognition comes from the Pope’s teachings. At the Vatican, on June 16, 2000, Pope John Paul II ratified and ordered the publication of Dominus Iesus. This Declaration of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith was signed and published by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI) in August of the same year.
In this Declaration, the Roman Catholic Church recognizes the validity of Orders and Sacraments of all Catholic denominations: "The Churches which, while not existing in perfect communion with the [Roman] Catholic Church, remain united to her by means of the closest bonds, that is, by apostolic succession and a valid Eucharist, are true particular Churches." IV. Unicity and Unity of the Church, 17 the Pope declares: “Therefore, these separated Churches and communities as such ... have by no means been deprived of significance and importance in the mystery of salvation. For the Spirit of Christ has not refrained from using them as means of salvation which derive their efficacy from the very fullness of grace and truth entrusted to the Catholic Church."
We have Other Citations: Catholic Almanac (1974), it is written: “The Roman Church recognizes the validity of Old Catholic Orders and other Sacraments.” Felician A. Roy, OFM, p. 368). “The principal condition is that these sacraments can be received only from validly ordained ministers. These are ministers who belong to “churches that have preserved the substance of the Eucharistic teaching, the sacraments of orders, and apostolic succession.” This would include all Eastern non - Catholic churches, the Polish National Church, Old Catholic, and Old Roman Catholic. Cfr. The Pastoral Companion – ‘A Canon Law Handbook for Catholic Ministry’ – Third Edition by John M. Huels, J.C.D. page 335.
According William J. Whelan, pp. 204,248, “We have no reason to doubt that the Old Catholic Orders are valid. The Apostolic Succession does not depend on obedience to the See of Peter, but rather on the objective line of succession from Apostolic sources, the proper matter and form, and the proper intention ... likewise Old Catholic bishops are bishops in Apostolic Succession ... The Old Catholics, like the Orthodox, possess a valid priesthood.” In ‘A Catholic's Guide to the New Code of Canon Law’, Thomas P. Doyle, (O.P., p. 44) wrote: “When a Catholic sacred minister is unavailable and there is urgent spiritual necessity, Catholics may receive the Eucharist, penance, or anointing from sacred ministers of non-Catholic denominations whose Holy Orders are considered valid by the Catholic Church. This includes all Eastern Orthodox priests, as well as priests of the Old Catholic or Polish National Church.”
WAYS TO HELP THE CATHOLIC CHURCH INTERNATIONAL
You can support The Catholic Church International:
- Become a Member: Make a public commitment to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and serve within His Church. Make promises to God and to other Church members. Together, members are open to the demands Jesus will make on them through other people. Together they receive and share forgiveness and power.
- Giving Tax deductible financial donations for God’s Work
- Planned Giving
- Volunteering at MTM where the needs are: Volunteers Needed
- Can you help us collect used items for our orphans in Congo?
- Would you like to help with mailings and office projects?
- What about Mission trips to Congo to help with construction needs?
- Spread the word.
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