Skip to comments.Catholic Word of the Day, 03-28-09, OLD CATHOLICS
Posted on 03/28/2009 12:35:54 PM PDT by Salvation
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General name for various national churches that at different times separated from the Roman Catholic Church. Three main segments are distinguishable.
The Church of Utrecht in Holland, which separated from Rome in 1724. The immediate occasion for the break was the Jansenism of some of the Dutch Catholics, notably their archbishop, Petrus Codde (1648-1710).
The German, Austrian, and Swiss Old Catholics were organized after certain leaders in these countries rejected the two dogmas of papal infallibility and the universal ordinary magisterium, defined by the First Vatican Council in 1870. Their principal intellectual leader was John Joseph Ignatius Döllinger (1799-1890), Bavarian priest and Church historian.
Slavic Old Catholic Churches, mainly Polish, Croat, and Yugoslav, came into existence in America and elsewhere because of alleged discrimination by Anglo-Saxon bishops, but also because of clerical celibacy.
The doctrinal basis of the Old Catholic Churches is the Declaration of Utrecht in 1889. Its main provisions are the rejection of the papal primacy and obligatory auricular confession; married clergy; and in general acceptance of the first seven ecumenical councils as adequate statements of the Christian faith.
In 1925 the Old Catholic communion formally recognized Anglican ordinations, and in 1932 entered into full communion with the Church of England, based on the Bonn Agreement of July 2, 1931.
I am posting these during the last two weeks of Lent. Do you want to continue with them after that?
Who would be willing to make the daily post?
So far, let me see if I can remember:
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**Slavic Old Catholic Churches, mainly Polish, Croat, and Yugoslav**
Would this explain all the uproar in the Archdiocese of St. Louis over St. Stanislaus?
In other words, on the surface — I really didn’t follow those threads that much — it appears that Burke was correct in closing it.
I'm not reliable enough for that. Whatever the others decide about continuing is fine with me, appreciate being on the ping list or I'd miss things.
St. Stans is a complex issue. It is a case study in how even well intentioned disobedience can lead to schism and then heresy. There are elements of the battles between the Latin and Uniate rites, battles between Americanism and Tradition and of course, egos and more egos. At the end of the day the Bp. did what he had to do. He was absolutely right according to canon law and I am certain heartbroken over the necessity. The outcome is even worse. Very sad.
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