Welcome

As Regionary Bishop of the Liberal Catholic Church, Province of the United States of America, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our website. 

Our Statement of Principles and Summary of Doctrine state, “Christ ever lives as a mighty spiritual presence in the World, guiding and sustaining his people.” “The Liberal Catholic Church exists to forward Christ’s work in the world.” It is that mission to which we are committed and to which we dedicate this website.

I hope you will take some time to visit each of our pages to discover what the church stands for and teaches. Further, I hope that if you live near one of our parishes you will consider visiting and worshiping with us. Please be assured that you are welcome to our fellowship and to join us in celebration and participation.

It is hoped that as the result of your visit you will discover some Light on your Path. To that end, I pray in the words of St Paul, from his Epistle to the Ephesians “that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge — that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”

~ The Rt. Rev. William Downey, Regionary Bishop of The Liberal Catholic Church, Province of the United States

Episcopal Benediction

The Rt. Rev. William S.H. Downey, Regionary Archbishop for the Province of the United States, giving Benediction at a celebration of the Holy Eucharist.

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The beauty of the Catholic Mass has always been a source of inspiration to me. Rather than sitting in a pew and listening to an hour-long sermon, there is something much more spiritual and uplifting while participating in the Liturgy, being a part of it and the celebrant offering up our prayers and worship to God. Besides the beauty and tradition, there is a peaceful grace that can be felt, both during and after Liturgy. To become one in prayer, meditation, and devotion with the celebrant and congregation gives us the ability to spread the love and devotion to others. 

Unlike other churches I’ve been in, I feel as if I’m a part of something bigger, uplifting and inspiring. We are Liberal Catholics because though we maintain the Catholic sacraments in apostolic tradition, we are also free to think and decide for ourselves, instead of following mandated church dogma. We believe our God is a loving and forgiving God, not a God who rejects us when we fail. ~ Deaconess Kim Berget, Our Lady Queen of Angels LCC

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