Traditional Old Roman Catholic Church

Organization Description: 

We are an autonomous, independent branch of the Catholic faith which derives from the ancient Old Roman Catholic Chuch of the 12th Century. We possess valid lines of succession and, thus, valid sacraments. We provide an alternative expression of the Catholic faith and welcome those wishing to worship with us.

P. O. Box 58324
Cincinnati, OH 45258
Mission Statement: 

The specific and primary purposes of the Church is to conduct, operate, maintain and carry on internationally Churches, educational facilities, Social Service agencies and programs, and administer Hospitals, Rest Homes, Hospices, and or all other Christian activities and facilities suitable to preaching the word of God. To assertively and concertedly strive to reduce or eliminate human suffering in the communities we serve without difference or discrimination by seeing Christ in all people.

Organizational Statement of Faith: 

We believe and profess with firm faith each and every truth which is contained in the symbol of the Faith of which the American Traditional Catholic Church/The Traditional Old Roman Catholic Church makes use of and teaches, namely:

We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God. Begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father: by whom all things were made. Who for us men and our salvation came down from heaven. And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary: and was made man. He was crucified for us, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell and on the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures. He ascended into Heaven and sits at the right hand of God, the Father. He shall come again in glory to judge the living and the dead: of whose Kingdom there shall be no end. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and giver of life: Who proceeds from the Father and the Son. Who together with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified: Who spoke through the prophets. And in One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I confess one baptism for the remission of sins. And I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

We resolutely accept and embrace the traditions of the Holy Apostles and all other traditions of the Church and all its observances and regulations. Likewise, We accept the Sacred Scriptures in that very sense in which Holy Mother Church, whose right it is to declare their true sense and meaning, has held them and holds them now; nor will We ever accept or interpret them in a way contrary to the unanimous agreement of the fathers of the Holy Catholic Church.

We further profess that there are seven true and proper Sacraments of the New Law, each instituted by Jesus Christ, Our Lord for the salvation of the human race, although not all of them are necessary for everyone, namely Baptism, Penance, Holy Eucharist, Confirmation, Matrimony, Holy Orders and Extreme Unction; that these confer grace and that of these, Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Order cannot be received a second time without sacrilege. We further profess and affirm that these same seven sacraments were instituted by Our Lord for the living and that no person who has reposed may receive or have these sacraments administered to them posthumously.

We also accept and adhere to the rites of the solemn administration of the aforementioned Sacraments according as they have been accepted and approved the Catholic Church. We embrace and accept each and every tenet concerning Original Sin and Justification which was defined and declared by the Council of Trent.

We likewise affirm that in the Mass there is offered to God a true, worthy, and expiatory sacrifice for the living and the dead; and that the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, together with His Soul and Divinity are really and substantially present in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist, and that there occurs a change in the total substance of the bread into His Body and of the total substance of the wine into His Blood, which change the Catholic Church calls Transubstantiation. We confess also that Christ, whole and entire, and the true Sacrament are received under either species.

We firmly hold that there is a Purgatory, and that the souls detained there are helped through the prayers of the faithful; similarly, that the saints who reign with Christ are to be venerated and invoked, and that they offer prayers to God for us, and that their relics should be venerated. We firmly assert that images of Christ and of the Most Blessed, Ever Virgin Mary, as well as the images of the saints should be retained and shown due honor and veneration.

We also affirm that Christ left the power to grant indulgences to the Church, and that these are most useful for the salvation of the Christian people.

We acknowledge the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Roman Church to be the Mother and Teacher of all Churches and We vow and swear true obedience to the Roman Pontiff, the Vicar of Jesus Christ, and the Successor of Blessed Peter, the Prince of the Apostles.

We affirm and accept those pronouncements concerning the Most Blessed Ever Virgin Mary particularly the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

We moreover maintain and profess, without doubting, all the other teachings handed down, defined, and declared in the sacred canons by the Ecumenical Councils, especially by the Most Holy Council of Trent, and the First Vatican Council, particularly that of the Primacy and Infallible Magisterium of the Roman Pontiff and at the same time We condemn, reject, and anathematize all opinions to the contrary, and all heresies which the Church condemns, rejects and anathematizes.

We shall most constantly hold and profess this true Catholic Faith, outside of which no one can be saved, and which We now freely profess and truly hold. With the help of God, We shall possess it whole and unblemished until my dying breath; and to the best of my ability, We shall see to it that my subjects and those entrusted to me by virtue of my office hold it, teach it, and preach it.

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