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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.

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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.

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++Michael Callahan
Presiding Bishop
The Catholic Church in America

 
  

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Thursday, December 14, 2017 Bishop Callahan Blog 70
O ne of Australia's highest-ranking officials in the Catholic Church has stated that he would “rather go to prison” than report pedophilia to police. I say, " Lock him up ! This is one huge difference between the CCIA and the Roman jurisdiction. Our priests are considered "Mandatory Reporters." We...
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Bishop Callahan Blog 49
Consecration of the Catholic Church in America to Our Lady of Guadalupe The Catholic Church in America Recognizes the unique roll that the Blessed Mother of Jesus has and continues to play within the Church of Christ. Additionally, we view the particularly American Devotion to Our Lady of...
Monday, December 11, 2017 Bishop Callahan Blog 16
The teachings of conservative Old Catholic Churches are historically defined by Holy Scripture, Holy Tradition, Ecumenical Councils and documents of the Old Catholic Church. Additionally, we hold to the same founding Rule of Faith found in the Declaration of Utrecht, laid down by St. Vincent of...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Bishop Callahan Blog 170
Pledge of Commitment to the Catholic Tenets of Faith and Pre-Application Statement for the Catholic Church in America “Go out to the whole world and proclaim the Good News to all creation.” (Mark 16:15) W e, the People of God of the Catholic Church in America (CCIA), both clergy and lay, guided by...
Sunday, November 12, 2017 Bishop Callahan Blog 44
Author, Michael Callahan. eBook Available on Amazon T aking the admonition in 1 Thessalonians 5 to "pray without ceasing" as inspiration, Bishop Callahan takes us on a "pilgrim's journey." The focus here is on deepening our personal faith in our busy and often faithless world, through Christian,...
Sunday, November 12, 2017 Bishop Callahan Blog 47
Our Mission is not to be the Church of Nice — We are Called to be the Church of Christ! It is neither nice, or loving to be an "affirming" church. That is, we are not called to accept every teaching of society as acceptable within the Catholic Church. We are a Church that preaches the necessity of...
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 Bishop Callahan Blog 249
Authentic Faith is built upon the truth of God's Word and Holy Tradition -- Then forged in the fires of life's journey. Authentic Faith, Radical Transformation and Contemplative Prayer What was my big message throughout the 2016 election cycle? If you said "vote trump" or "vote pro-life" you would...
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 Bishop Callahan Blog 162
Most parishes of the Catholic Church in America (CCIA) are small faith communities of approximately ten to one hundred families each, who are committed to living and practicing their Catholic Faith according to the traditional beliefs common throughout the Catholic world of the primitive Church....
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 Bishop Callahan Blog 101
Catholic Marriage and Family in Conflict In light of the mixed messages from society and even from the modern church. Love and Marriage {youtube}B_R6gR9oRH4{/youtube} The question of marriage in a Catholic context is focused on the joining together of one man and one woman, in mutual love,...
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 Bishop Callahan Blog 333
Confirmation Mass Mesa AZ The Catholic Church in America (CCIA) knows that there is an abundance fine, inactive, Deacons, Priests, Bishops, and Religious who have been pastorally orphaned, discarded or forced into inactive status for a variety of reasons. In this age of both declining vocations...
Monday, November 06, 2017 Bishop Callahan Blog 287
12 Interesting facts about St. Teresa of Avila Saint Teresa of Avila The CCIA Order of Carmelites takes a great deal of inspiration from St Teresa of Avila(1515-1582). We celebrate St. Teresa’s feast day on October 15. She was probably the female saint and mystic with the greatest influence in the...
Sunday, November 05, 2017 Bishop Callahan Blog 780
Constitution of the Catholic Church in America Prepared by Bishop Michael Callahan Affirmed and Accepted by the Presiding Archbishop, The Most Reverend James Baladad The Canons of the Catholic Church in America. -- Revision: 0001 August 5th 2016 Canons of the Catholic Church in America Table of...