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ABOUT US

BEAUTIFUL WORSHIP
MYSTICAL TEACHINGS
FREEDOM OF BELIEF

Our services uplift the soul.

 

In joyous tones and with empowering prayers, our Holy Eucharist maintains over 2,000 years of tradition.

The Liberal Catholic Church has specific teachings allowing its members to understand their spiritual journeys as they relate to mystical and esoteric Christianity.

 

All are welcome.

 

We share our worship and teachings with everyone. 

 

Members may choose to believe where their experience and deep understandings guide them.

The Liberal Catholic Church has no barriers around its altars. All who come in a spirit of reverence are welcome to Holy Communion and to all other services of the Church. What opinions or beliefs people hold is considered to be their own undertaking. The mind that is free is in the best condition to grow. Growth into spirituality enhances the perception of truth that each of us must discover for themselves and in their own way. Anything less than full mental freedom is thought to slow down progress. Thus, the difference between The Liberal Catholic Church and all other Catholic and Protestant churches is that The Liberal Catholic Church offers ancient sacramental worship with the widest measure of intellectual freedom and respect for the individual conscience.

OUR CLERGY

The orders of the clergy of The Liberal Catholic Church are derived through the Old Catholic Church of Holland which became independent from Rome over two centuries ago. Through this Apostolic Succession, unbroken since the time of Christ, The Liberal Catholic Church aligns itself with the historic church in past centuries. The clergy are neither forbidden nor encouraged to marry. They serve without personal payments of any kind. The clergy claim no authority over the individual conscience; rather, they function as ministers of the Divine Sacraments, ready to serve those who may ask or need their help.

WHAT IS THE LIBERAL CATHOLIC CHURCH?

The Liberal Catholic Church is one of thirty or more Catholic Churches in the world that are independent of Rome, such as the Greek Orthodox, Coptic, Old Catholic, and so on. It teaches the Christianity of the Christ and administers the seven Sacraments, which are regarded as channels of His blessing. In The Liberal Catholic Church, there is intellectual and religious freedom and a natural balance between ceremonial worship, devotional aspiration, scientific idologoes, and mystical thought. While unchanged in form from for centuries, the Liturgy is in the language of the people and devised to sound a note of joyous and uplifting aspiration. The Liberal Catholic Church welcomes all and everyone to its services: those who have faith and those who have lost faith; those who believe in the literal exposition of the scriptures and those who accept the allegorical spiritual interpretation. Above all, The Liberal Catholic Church serves those who are earnestly seeking spiritual enlightenment.

FREEDOM OF BELIEF

Bishops
Like St. Paul of the New Testament, Bishops of The Liberal Catholic Church are “worker Bishops” meaning that each may have a “secular” job while also serving, without pay, as a clergyman—although many are retired. St. Paul earned his living as a tent maker, and Bishops of The LCC (as the Church is often called) earn their livings in various occupations, both “blue collar” and “white collar.” (St. Paul would today be considered a “blue collar” worker.)

THE MOST REV. WILLIAM S.H. DOWNEY
Presiding Archbishop of The Liberal Carholic Church
and Archbishop of the Province of the United States

BP. Lloyd Worley was ordained as Priest in 1977 in Illinois by Bishop Raja Watson. On May 15th, 2005, He was Consecrated Auxillary Bishop for the Province of America by Rt. Rev. William S.H. Downey. Bishop Worley has devoted his life to developing parishes in The Liberal Catholic Church. He is married to Maydean and has two children. Maydean holds her degree in psychology and is a retired Weld County Social Services Legal Technician. Bishop Worley holds a PhD in English from Southern Illinois University and has been a professor at various universities. Now retired, he is former Chair of the Department and was Professor of English at the University of Northern Colorado from which he holds awards in teaching and scholarship. With in-depth insight into esoteric Christianity, Bishop Worley offers his wisdom and guidance to our congregation and nationally.
To watch his incredible sermons link here.
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