FAQs

We’ve compiled some frequently asked questions you should know about. Check them out now.

  • Q: Are you really Catholic?

    A: Yes. Old Catholics accept the essentials of Catholicism: the seven Sacraments and governance, which gives the people a voice and a vote according to our Constitution and By-Laws.

  • Q: Is the Pope in union with you?

    A: When the Pope and the Curia are financially accountable to one another and the people, and when moral accountability is expressed in just reparation, the Pope will be in union with us. Mere mea culpas (apologies) will not suffice.

  • Q: What is your position regarding sexual abuse?

    When the Pope and the Curia are financially accountable to one another and the people, and when moral accountability is expressed in just reparation, the Pope will be in union with us. Mere mea culpas (apologies) will not suffice.

  • Q: Is the Old Catholic Church Apostolic?

    A: Yes. The Archbishop of this Archdiocese can trace his Apostolic Succession, like that of the Roman Catholic Bishops, to the Apostles. Academic, spiritual, and moral requisites must first be met according to our Constitution and By-Laws.

  • Q: Can married men/women be ordained priests?

    A: Yes. According to our Constitution and By-Laws, academic, spiritual, and moral requisites must first be met.

  • Q: How is your Archbishop chosen?

    A: According to our Constitution and By-Laws, the Archbishop is chosen from among qualified bishops and priests.

  • Q: When is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe celebrated?

    A: The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is celebrated on the first Saturday of December at 3:00 p.m. at Trinity Reformed Church, 401 60th Street, West New York, NJ.