Thank you for visiting the website for the Catholic Church in America. It is our prayer that you will find this a useful resource to learn about our distinct mission amidst the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.
Are you aware that there is more than one way to be authentically Catholic?
The Catholic Church in America (CCIA) is an autocephalous Catholic jurisdiction in the Old Catholic tradition. An Autocephalous Church (literally, “self-headed”) refers to a church whose presiding archbishop is independent and does not report to any higher human authority, yet usually remains in communion with other affiliated churches. Our tradition of autocephaly stems from our apostolic succession through the Union of Utrecht, which maintains to this day the ancient tradition of electing their own bishops.


Pax Vobiscum +++
++Michael Callahan
Presiding Bishop
The Catholic Church in America


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