1. The Catholics of our community do not accept the
teaching of papal infallibility and, therefore, are
independent of the pope's jurisdiction. As a result, we
are not bound by some of the canons and regulations that
are formulated and enforced in the Roman Catholic
believe Christ is human, Son of God as all of us are
Sons of God. Jesus was the greatest of the prophets and
opened us a true way of living. However our parishioners
are VERY free to believe Jesus or any Saint to be of
divine essence. We do not want to control your faith, we
only can help you to live better with your own faith,
freely. We cannot dictate what you must believe in.
3. Priests and bishops are permitted to marry.
4. Women are encouraged to be more fully involved in the
ministry of the Church. As Paul wrote, "There is
neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female,
for you are all one in Christ Jesus."
5. Divorced people who remarry are able to be reconciled
to the church through the grace of God and, therefore,
are not excluded from the sacraments. Therefore, a
divorced person may remarry with the blessing of the
6. The Eucharisty is not the transfiguration.The
Communion is the Remembrance of what Christ had to
suffer to make sure we understand his message, and we
will have bread and wine on Easter in Remembrance of his
teachings and what he had to suffer to transmit it to
7. Agnostics are welcome.
In the Roman Catholic Church, incardination
refers to the situation of a member of the clergy being
placed under the jurisdiction of a particular bishop or
other religious superior. Its antonym, excardination,
denotes that a member of the clergy has been freed from
one jurisdiction and is transferred to another.
Both terms are derived from the Latin cardo
(pivot, socket, or hinge), from which the word cardinal
is also derived - hence the Latin verbs incardinare
(to hang on a hinge or fix) and excardinare (to
unhinge or set free).
The purpose of incardination is to ensure that no
cleric, whether deacon or priest, is "freelance,"
without a clear ecclesiastical superior to whom he is
In the Church, a man is incardinated as the clerical
subject of a diocesan bishop or his equivalent (a vicar
apostolic, territorial abbot, territorial prelate,
superior of a personal prelature, etc.) or of a
religious order upon ordination to the diaconate: within
the ordination ceremony prior to the actual sacrament of
Holy Orders itself, the man places himself under a
promise of obedience to his bishop or other superior
within a particular church, or makes an acknowledgment
of a pre-existing vow of obedience to a prior, abbot or
other superior in a religious order.
Once incardinated, the cleric remains the subject of
these same superiors even when ordained a priest. This
incardination does not cease until the moment when that
cleric is incardinated as a subject of another superior.
An excardination from one diocese, for instance, does
not become effective until the moment of incardination
to another, so there is no gap during which the
clergyman is not clearly answerable to a definitely
determined superior. Incardination is dealt with in
Canons 265-272 of the Code of Canon Law.
Our system is different, the parishioners choose
their priest with a renewable contract. our
incardination is to the parishioners
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The Independent Catholic Unitarian Church does not recognize the Christ as God.
Through the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, we have found a definitive divine revelation, example, and inspiration by which to live a just, loving, and peaceful life.
Spiritual wisdom is also to be found within the bible and scriptures of other world religions, literature and poetry, philosophy and science, and the inner experience of the Spirit within the human