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GENERAL INFORMATION

The Liberal Catholic Church exists to forward the work of her Master, Christ, in the world and to feed his flock. It draws the central inspiration of its work from an intense faith in the living Christ, believing that the vitality of a church gains in proportion as its members cease to think only of a Christ who lived two thousand years ago and strive rather to serve as a vehicle for the eternal Christ who ever lives as a mighty spiritual presence in the world, guiding and sustaining his people. ‘Lo, I am with you always, even unto the consummation of the age.’ ‘Before Abraham was, I am.’

The Liberal Catholic Church is an independent and self-governing body; neither Roman Catholic nor Protestant — but Catholic… It aims at combining the traditional sacramental form of worship — with its stately ritual, its deep mysticism and its abiding witness to the reality of sacramental grace — with the widest measure of intellectual liberty and respect for the individual conscience. It therefore permits to its members freedom in interpretation of the scriptures, the creeds and the liturgy. Regarding the mind as one of the great avenues to spiritual apprehension, it encourages among its adherents the freest play of scientific and philosophic thought.

It welcomes to its altars all who reverently and sincerely approach them, erecting no barriers in the nature of standards of dogmatic belief.

The Liberal Catholic Church is a living Christian church which maintains that the form of religion should keep pace with human spiritual growth and enlightenment; but it also holds that the church has handed down a very precious heritage from Christ himself.

From The Liturgy of The Liberal Catholic Church


THE LIBERAL CATHOLIC
ACT OF FAITH

We believe that God is Love and Power and Truth and Light;
that perfect justice rules the world;
that all His sons shall one day reach His feet, however far they stray. 

We hold the Fatherhood of God, the Brotherhood of man,
we know that we do serve Him best
when best we serve our brother man.

So shall His blessing rest on us and peace for evermore.

Amen.

    

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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