Old Catholic Church


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Old Catholic Church

 

a Christian movement that diverged from Roman Catholicism after Vatican Council I (1869–70). The Old Catholics reject the primacy of the pope, the dogmas of papal infallibility, the immaculate conception of the Virgin Mary, the addendum to the Creed known as the Filioque (seeCATHOLICISM), and obligatory celibacy for the clergy. They recognize only the first seven ecumenical councils.

One of the founders of Old Catholicism was J. Döllinger, a professor at the University of Munich, who was excommunicated from the Catholic Church in 1871. The first congress of Old Catholics took place in Munich in 1871. From its beginning in Germany, the movement spread to Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Poland, the USA, and elsewhere.

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It will be worthwhile to examine below the current situation in the three churches that find that they can validly and licitly ordain women to the diaconate: the Armenian Apostolic Church, the Orthodox Church of Greece, and the Old Catholic Church of the Czech Republic.
After a futile search for a Roman Catholic bishop to ordain her, Ramerman turned to Bishop Hickman, the pastor of an Old Catholic church in Orange, Calif.
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During one of these days, I was passing a gorgeous old Catholic church and decided to look inside.
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The sets are now being built on location in Hungary and the poor old Catholic Church is about to get a few more nails in its coffin about the carry on of the Popes back then.