Holy Catholic Church International
WHY ARE WE FUND-RAISING?
We’re starting a fund-raising drive to build or purchase a Church, our first in Florida, probably in Jacksonville. Every contributor, no matter what the amount, will be lifted up at every celebration of the Holy Eucharist—their prayer intentions too.
The Holy Catholic Church International has a mission of uniting Catholic-minded clergy from Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, Old Catholic and Episcopal backgrounds. We feel our differences do not warrant our separation. But our unity must be centered on truth; that is, both Holy Scripture and Holy Tradition. We are part of the "Church Catholic". According to "Dominus Iesus", we are a "true particular church" having valid Apostolic lines and valid Sacraments.
CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH
ON THE UNICITY AND SALVIFIC UNIVERSALITY
OF JESUS CHRIST AND THE CHURCH
IV. UNICITY AND UNITY OF THE CHURCH
17. Therefore, there exists a single Church of Christ, which subsists in the Catholic Church, governed by the Successor of Peter and by the Bishops in communion with him.58 The Churches which, while not existing in perfect communion with the Catholic Church, remain united to her by means of the closest bonds, that is, by apostolic succession and a valid Eucharist, are true particular Churches.59 Therefore, the Church of Christ is present and operative also in these Churches, even though they lack full communion with the Catholic Church, since they do not accept the Catholic doctrine of the Primacy, which, according to the will of God, the Bishop of Rome objectively has and exercises over the entire Church.60
The Sovereign Pontiff John Paul II, at the Audience of June 16, 2000, granted to the undersigned Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, with sure knowledge and by his apostolic authority, ratified and confirmed this Declaration, adopted in Plenary Session and ordered its publication.
Rome, from the Offices of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, August 6, 2000, the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord.