We are simply Catholics who consider ourselves a real and living part of the Catholic Church. We are currently recognized as legitimate and possessing valid holy orders, but are not currently in actual Communion with the Holy See of Rome. We are considered a part of the American so-called "Old Catholic" movement by most. Though in actuality what we teach and believe is simply traditional Catholic teaching, both of doctrine and morality. We do not bow to trends in practice or theology, either within our without the Church, and we tend to practice a solemn ritual, the main being the Christ Catholic Mass. We have been organized in this country since 1920; and have been autocephalous (self-governing) since 1937. We are not affiliated with the Old Catholic sees of the Netherlands, Germany, or Switzerland. In practice, we would be most closely recognized to have the greatest similarity to the Old Roman Catholic Church of Great Britain; the Old Roman Catholic Church of Europe; and other similar groups both within and without the Roman Communion. We are not part of the Pius V group; and we express our liturgies in the vernacular of the people attending Mass (in this case; in the English language). We take the practice of Conversion unto the Living Risen Christ very seriously. We express our love for HIm in our lives, our faith, our evangelism, and in our Eucharistic devotion to the Sacred Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ; whose abiding Eucharistic presscence is worthy of all worship and adoration. We continue all devotional and pious practices of the Holy Church; including the Holy Rosary and all Marian devotions.
Marian Shrine at Pana Illinois, thirty miles north of us
Their site is at www.petalsfromheaven.com