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THE NATIONAL CATHOLIC CHURCH OF NORTH AMERICA (TNCCNA)
WELCOME TO TNCCNA
The National Catholic Church of North America (TNCCNA) is a small Independent Catholic jurisdiction which considers itself in the tradition of the Old Catholic Church. TNCCNA, which was founded in 2002, by Bishop William Wettingfeld, holds some similar theological beliefs and practices to the Roman Catholic Church. It is not in communion with the Roman Catholic Church or under papal jurisdiction.
TNCCNA is an inclusive and welcoming Catholic Church. We wholeheartedly believe that wherever you are on the journey- whoever you’re on the journey with- there is a place for you at God’s table.
TNCCNA is a contemporary expression of an ancient faith. There is a firm commitment to the sacraments and we embrace the liturgy of Vatican II that is revered by so many in the Americas. We are also guided by the Spirit as a community which embraces a broader faith where all are welcomed and affirmed. We understand the importance of embracing and supporting each other, while continually challenging ourselves to embrace the Gospel calling of Jesus Christ.
TNCCNA celebrates the seven sacraments of: Baptism, First Communion, Reconciliation, Confirmation, Marriage, Holy Orders, and Sacrament of the sick. It rejects artificial barriers to the reception of the Sacraments based on marital status, sexuality or orientation.
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A BRIEF HISTORY OF INDEPENDENT CATHOLICISM
HOSPICE AND HOSPITAL MINISTRIES
Catholic history is much more complicated that most people realize. The greater Catholic Church has split a fair number of times generally over matters of discipline and governance. In 1870 a group of European Bishops split from the Roman Catholic Church when Rome began to declare new articles of faith, which is something that had been considered impossible up to that time. The deposit of faith had been considered complete until Rome began changing it during the First Vatican Council, which opened in 1869.
The group of Catholics that broke with Rome called themselves "Old Catholics" and rejected the New Catholicism that Rome wanted to implement. They considered themselves "independent" of Rome.
TNCCNA is a part of the Independent Catholic movement that had its roots in the "Old Catholic" movement.
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"Old Catholic" or "Independent Catholic Movement".
Whether in the midst of famine, war or disease, the early Christian church often ministered to the vulnerable at the risk of their own lives. Later on in history, believers helped establish the first hospitals and hospices.
In every era, Christians have been witnesses for Jesus in the midst of nonbelieving communities – through acts of courage, charity and mercy. Believers recognize the biblical admonition to step up and care for their vulnerable neighbors, especially those on the edge of death.
Indeed, one of the best ways to learn the value of life and living it to the fullest is by immersing yourself in another’s journey at the end.
Several of our clergy are involved in these worthwhile ministries.
Contact us to see how you, too, can be involved.
TNCCNA is involved in international outreach. One of the ministries that we have chosen to embrace is a small organization called The Friends of Haiti Inc. This group is an IRS authorized 501(3)C that is dedicated to assist in the education of potential Doctors and Nurses in Haiti.
In a country that has one of the poorest populations and consequentially has one of the poorest healthcare systems in the world, doctors and nurses are scarce. When Haiti was hit with one of the worse earthquakes in its history in 2010, doctors and nurses from around the world, went to Haiti to assist the cleanup and the health crisis. When the immediate crisis ended, those doctors and nurses went back to their countries. But the health crisis was not over.
The Friends of Haiti Inc. have chosen to support Haitian people by supporting young people who want to help their country by becoming doctors and nurses.
For more information on this worthy ministry please visit the website:
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