Similarities and Differences

We are connected to the Roman Catholic Church through the episcopacy and our common Faith as professed in the Nicene Creed. The following compares the practice of the Faith embraced by Christ the King Mission Catholic Church with the current practices of the Roman Catholic Church.

 

Like the Roman Catholic Church, we believe in the infallible teaching authority of the Universal Church.

 

We know that this teaching authority involves the ministry of the Pope. Unlike the Roman Catholic Church, we believe that the Pope cannot teach infallibly in the area of faith and morals independent of any collaboration with the college of bishops, with theologians, or without due consideration of the sensus fidelium. In other words, we believe infallible teaching is possible only when the Pope, Patriarchs of the Orthodox Churches, bishops of Apostolic Churches, and a representation of the faithful make it a truly collegial process.

 

Like the Roman Catholic Church, we celebrate as holy traditions the Immaculate Conception and Assumption of Mary.

 

Differing with Roman Catholic doctrine, we do not hold these as dogmas which must be absolutely accepted by all. This is because they were proclaimed ex cathedra by Popes outside of any collegial process.

 

Like the Roman Catholic Church, bishops, priests, and deacons serving in National Catholic parishes have been ordained by bishops who can trace their origins back to the Roman Catholic Church and to the Apostles.

Christ the King Ministries and Mission Catholic Church

(Celebrating Brazilian-Catholic-Tradition)

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Christ the King Ministries

and Mission Catholic Church

Phone: 636-465-1423

Fax: 866-472-0703
E-mail:
FrPaul@CTKM.org

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This means our celebration of the seven sacraments is considered VALID by the Roman Catholic Church.

Therefore, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered at Christ the King Mission Catholic Church is identical in VALIDITY and effect with a Mass offered at any other Catholic Church.

 

Like the Roman Catholic Church, we recognize clerical celibacy as a beautiful gift which enhances the ministry of those who freely choose it and which bears a powerful witness to the glorious reign of God.

 

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