Posts Tagged ‘Independent Catholic church’

Demographic forces beyond hierarchical control changing US church

Thursday, September 28th, 2023

If “demography is destiny,” then a certain narrative is baked into the data describing the Catholic Church in the United States. Change is the primary theme, the constant reality over decades. In today’s parlance, the church is often said to be at “an inflection point.” Such points certainly seem ubiquitous during the Francis papacy. Change Read more

The Catholic diaspora – Independent Catholic communities

Monday, September 25th, 2023
Catholic diaspora

Martha Ligas learned about the Community of St Peter in Cleveland six months before she ventured into a worship service. She hesitated because she did not want to step over an invisible line that she had straddled for so long, one foot in and one foot out of the Roman Catholic Church. For this young Read more

Former liturgy director launches independent Catholic church

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

A former full-time liturgy director for the Catholic church has launched an independent church of his own. Founder, Bill Mentz, who has just left his liturgy director’s position, says SS Francis and Clare Independent Roman Catholic Community will include gay people, women and divorcees. The church, which observes apostolic succession, will hold its first service Read more