Italian National Catholic Archdiocese of the United States
The Italian National Catholic Archdiocese of the United States constitutes the Italian National Catholic Church in the United States. An autonomous Old Catholic Church and a constitutive member of the Old Catholic Confederation of the United States, we are traditional, orthodox Old Catholics continuing the living ancient tradition of the Church Catholic. As traditional Old Catholics, we understand Old Catholicism as an authentic expression of Western Orthodoxy.
Since the Ancient Church on the Italian peninsula was culturally Latin in the North and Greek Byzantine in the South, as Italian National Old Catholics we look to both sides of our culture in our expression of the Christian Apostolic faith in its universality.
"Look at the birds of the air: they neither
sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?"
(Gospel of St. Matthew 6:26)
During this Lent, let us go into the desert of ourselves, into prayer, penance and fasting.
January 14, 2014
The Synod of Bishops of the Old Catholic Confederation publish Apostolic Exhortation "To Heads of State and Government on the Fundamentals of Christian Social Teachings" exhorting world leaders to be mindful of the poor and the weak and their duties to the citizen. The Bishops also ask the world leaders to avoid war as much as possible by exhausting all rational and diplomatic means prior to considering military action.
The Italian National Catholic Archdiocese of the United States is the official, national metropolitan jurisdiction of the Italian National Catholic Church. We are an autonomous Christian community and a constitutive ecclesial member of the Old Catholic Confederation of the United States (OCCUS), a union of traditional, orthodox Old Catholic dioceses.