The Reformed Catholic Church is an
emerging denomination that is living the Gospel across the United
States and Internationally.
The Reformed Catholic Church
is an open affirming progressive community. We are a
Non-discriminating, all-inclusive, valid catholic apostolic church.
A diverse people affirming the love of Christ , united by their
faith, liberated by the gospel,
The Reformed Catholic Church International Office
Location: 3165 Doyle St. Toledo OH
We are a newer community,
created to shepherd and become a home for all those without a
spiritual home. Our church is an open affirming progressive
community, alternative to the rigid structure and doctrines of the
Roman church. However, we retain the basic catholic beliefs of
faith and love, spirituality and community, prayer and
sacramentality. Although we are a newly formed rite, we remain in
the traditions of the Orthodox Catholic churches and the Old
Catholic Church of Utrecht.
We are a valid catholic
apostolic church, with our ordained clergy tracing their succession
back to Peter in 38 A. D. Our celebrations of the Mass are
identical to that of the liturgical structure of Roman Catholicism,
however, in regards to Social Justice, we accept all people, and
hold no bounds or limits to people seeking the love of God.
We are a Non-discriminating,
all-inclusive, open and welcoming community. A diverse people
affirming the love of Christ, united by their faith, liberated by
the gospel, existing for all who seek the love and mercy of God.
Validity of the Sacraments of
The Reformed Catholic Church: At the
Vatican on 16 June, 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 other Catholic denominations.
"These 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, and are true
"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."
IV Unicity and Unity of the