the Lord richly bless each of the visitors to this page
This page is being provided as
a resource about the independent Catholic movement. For a brief
history of the independent movement please click
This page was originally designed to serve as a successor to the
web site that was previously hosted by The Federation of
Independent Catholic and Orthodox Bishops (FICOB), and which was
closed in January, 1998.
ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT THE INDEPENDENT CATHOLIC
directories were originally provided as a service
to the public and members of
the Independent Catholic and Old Catholic movements.
- We have never made any effort to
verify the authenticity of the credentials of any of the
individuals who were listed, nor had we conducted background
checks to ascertain that the individuals listed were reputable.
Some were not. This is unfortunate, but as a consequence we have
made the decision to cease maintaining and publsihing our
regionalized directories. Effective April 1, 2001, the
regionalized directories will no longer be available from this
site. If you have comments about this decision you may direct them
to the webmaster, Most Rev. Alan R. Kemp, D.Min
- While we have ceased to maintain our
regionalized database, which had 700 listings of independent
missions, parishes, clergy, and bishops, we are continuing to
maintain a listing of those independent jurisdictions, or
denominations, which we believe are healthy enough to be viable.
The decision of who to include and who to exclude rests soley with
the webmaster. We will, however, make every effort to only include
those jurisdictions which appear to be credible. We reserve the
right to exclude jurisdictions about which we have legal, moral,
or ethical concerns.
- Each of the following
listings are for independent jurisdictions (i.e.
noncanonical) which are rooted in the Catholic,
Orthodox, or Anglican forms of sacramental worship.
They are quite diverse. The listings range from
jurisdictions which are very liberal and metaphysical
(or even "New Age") to those which are tradititional
- While the independent movement is
relatively small and unorganized, a limited number of
viable seminary programs have emerged. As more of them
mature we will add them here.