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News and Press Release

September 25, 2014

The Synod of Bishops welcomes renowned theologian, Professor Mark Edwards, D.Phil., of Christ Church, Oxford University, as Canon Theologian of the Old Catholic Confederation.  His publications include: Neoplatonic Saints (2000), Origen against Plato (2002), John Through the Centuries (2003), Constantine and Christendom (2004), Culture and Philosophy in the Age of Plotinus (2006), Catholicity and Heresy in the Early Church (2009), Image, Word and God in the Early Christian Centuries (2012), Christians, Gnostics and Philosophers in Late Antiquity (2012). Visit Professor Edward's faculty page at Oxford at http://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/college/profile/academics/mark-edwards

September 24, 2014

El Sínodo de los Obispos la bienvenida a Su Excelencia, El Excmo. Rev. Martin Ochoa García, de la Confederación Católica Antigua. Obispo Ochoa García es nombrado obispo auxiliar de California, Secretario de Asuntos Hispanos y Delegado Apostólico en el Reino de España por la Confederación Católica Antigua. Originario de México, Su Excelencia reside en Perris, California. Un ex salesiano, que tiene un título de licenciatura de la Universidad de Guadalajara y la Licenciatura en Filosofía en el Instituto Salesiano de Estudios Superiores "ISES."


The Synod of Bishops welcome His Excellency, The Rt. Rev. Martin Ochoa Garcia, to the Old Catholic Confederation. Bishop Ochoa Garcia is appointed Auxiliary Bishop of California, Secretary for Hispanic Affairs and Apostolic Delegate to the Kingdom of Spain for the Old Catholic Confederation. A native of Mexico, His Excellency resides in Perris, California. A former Salesian, he holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Guadalajara and a Licentiate in Philosophy from the Instituto Salesiano de Estudios Superiores "ISES."

September 14, 2014

His Grace, The Most Rev. Peter Paul Brennan, Bishop of New York and Chair, Bishops' Committee on Ecumenism, met with the new Syriac Orthodox Patriarch His Holiness, Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, in Paramus New Jersey.

August 5, 2014

The Old Catholic Confederation welcomes Mr. Ronald Federico as our new Vice Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Federico is a Philadelphia businessman, and he and his wife, Domenica, reside in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

July 30, 2014

His Grace, The Most Rev. Dr. Craig J. N. de Paulo, Archbishop and President of the Synod of Bishops of the Old Catholic Confederation, announces that the Archdiocese of the United States will begin the process for the purchase of a National Old Catholic Cathedral that will be dedicated to the Holy Mother of God, the Theotokos, and consecrated under the title of "Our Lady, Queen of Peace" that will also serve as a Marian shrine and Center for World Peace. The National Cathedral of Our Lady, Queen of Peace will be located in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Archbishop de Paulo and the Archdiocesan Chapter of Canons humbly requests the financial support of the hierarchy and faithful of the Old Catholic Church in the United States and all Christians around the world.

July 26, 2014

His Grace, The Most Rev. Dr. Craig J. N. de Paulo, Archbishop and President of the Synod of Bishops of the Old Catholic Confederation, announces the appointment of His Excellency, The Most Rev. Dr. Angel Maria Velandia, to the diplomatic post of "Apostolic Delegate to Latin America," representing the Archbishop de Paulo in Central and South America. Bishop Velandia is Bishop of California and Vicar General for Justice and Canonical Affairs, and he holds a doctorate in Canon Law from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. A native of Colombia, Bishop Velandia is fluent in Spanish and English.

July 24, 2014

His Grace, The Most Rev. Dr. Craig J. N. de Paulo, Archbishop and President of the Synod of Bishops of the Old Catholic Confederation, announces the establishment of an Institute for Old Catholic Theology, for advanced studies in Old Catholic Theology and related fields, for the American Old Catholic hierarchy, clergy and laity. The inaugural annual summer course will commence next July 20 in Philadelphia. His Grace also announces the following appointments to the regular Faculty of the Institute:

H.E. The Most Rev. Dr. Angel Maria Velandia, is appointed Assistant Professor of Canon Law;

The Very Rev. Thomas L. McClellan is appointed Lecturer in Christian Liturgy.

July 20, 2014

His Grace, The Most Rev. Dr. Craig J. N. de Paulo, announces the appointment of His Excellency, The Rt. Rev. Michael G. Nesmith, Bishop of Louisiana, to Dean of Priestly Formation at the School of Divinity.

July 7, 2014

His Grace, The Most Rev. Dr. Craig J. N. de Paulo, Archbishop and President of the Synod of Bishops of the Old Catholic Confederation, requests Nominations from the Bishops, Clergy and Lay faithful of all the Dioceses and Member Churches of the Old Catholic Confederation of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, for the Election and Appointment of  an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of the United States to assist the Archbishop in his pastoral and administrative duties as Metropolitan of the United States.


For more information on the Nomination process, please click on the Coat of Arms of the Archdiocese of the United States, or see the Archdiocese Facebook page.

June 27, 2014

The Synod of Bishops of the Old Catholic Confederation send prayerful best wishes and congratulations to The Rt. Rev. Dr. Foley Beach on his Election as Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America. OCC Primate, Archbishop Dr. Craig J. N. de Paulo, in his capacity as Episcopal Commissary of the Church of the Province of West Africa (Anglican Communion) to North America, also sends his heartfelt congratulations, fraternal support and blessings.

June 7, 2014

The Synod of Bishops of the Old Catholic Confederation gathered at the Oratory of St. Augustine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for their annual meeting, which included the bishops from the United States and South America. The Synod concluded with a Concelebration of the Holy Eucharist, followed by a reception and dinner.

May 31, 2014

His Grace, The Most Rev. Dr. Craig J. N. de Paulo and The Rt. Rev. Rodney R. Michel participated in the 2014 Honors Convocation of the Collegium Augustinianum Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His Grace, The Most Rev. Peter Paul Brennan was also present at the Convocation where he received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree. Several other bishops from the Anglican Communion and other Churches were other also present for this event.

June 1, 2014

His Grace, The Most Rev. Dr. Craig J. N. de Paulo, Archbishop and President of the Synod of Bishops, welcomed The Rt. Rev. Lamido A. Buba, Bishop of Wusasa, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), who is also an Honorary Bishop of the Old Catholic Confederation, to the Oratory of St. Augustine at St. Mary's Church at-the-Cathedral in Philadelphia. Archbishop de Paulo and Bishop Buba concelebrated the Eucharist today, the Seventh Sunday of Easter, and greeted the congregation.

May 22, 2014

The Old Catholic Confederation welcomes Ms. Jana M. Landon, Esq. as Chancellor. Ms. Landon is Counsel at Stradley, Ronon, Stevens and Young, LLP, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She holds a J.D. degree from the School of Law of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. degree from Carleton College. She resides with her husband, Gerry, in Philadelphia.

March 20, 2014

The Old Catholic Confederation welcomes His Excellency, The Rt. Rev. Michael Nesmith, as Bishop-Elect of Louisiana for the Old Catholic Confederation. Bishop Nesmith is also Presiding Bishop of the Old Catholic Communion of North America and Bishop Ordinary of the Old Catholic Diocese of the Holy Spirit. Bishop Nesmith will also serve as Episcopal Visitor for Anglo-Catholics in the Southern States. His Excellency resides with his wife and family in Louisiana.

March 16, 2014

A Confederação Católica Velha recebe Sua Excelência, o Revmo. Rev. Joel da Silva Carvalho, como un obispo Asistir en la Confederación y Bispo da Diocese Missionária Senhor Bom Jesus do Brasil da Provincia Anglicana del Norte de Suramérica uma Igreja Membro da Confederação Católica Velha. Bispo Silva Calvado também é bispo da Igreja Anglicana Carismática do Brasil. Sua Excelência reside em São Paulo, Brasil.


The Old Catholic Confederation welcomes His Excellency, The Rt. Rev. Joel da Silva Calvaldo, as an Assisting Bishop in the Confederation and Bishop of the Diocesis Misionera Sehor Bom Jesus of Brazil of the Provincia Anglicana del Norte de Suramérica a Member Church of the Old Catholic Confederation. Bishop Silva Calvado is also Bishop of the Anglican Charismatic Church of Brazil. His Excellency resides in São Paulo, Brazil.

March 16, 2014

La Confederación Católica Antigua acoge el Excelentísimo Monseñor Rosendo Usuga Higuita, como un obispo Asistir en la Confederación y el Obispo de la Diócesis de Cristo el Buen Pastor de Colombia, una diócesis de la Provincia Anglicana del Norte de Suramérica, una iglesia miembro de la Confederación . Su Excelencia reside en Bogata, Colombia.


The Old Catholic Confederation welcomes His Excellency, Monsignor Rosendo Usuga Higuita, as an Assisting Bishop in the Confederation and Obispo of the Diócesis de Cristo el Buen Pastor de Colombia, a Diocese of the Provincia Anglicana del Norte de Suramérica, a member Church of the Confederation. His Excellency resides in Bogata, Colombia.

March 9, 2014

Su Excelencia, Mons. Dr. Craig JN de Paulo, Presidente del Sínodo de los Obispos de la Confederación Católica Antigua, envió un mensaje de bendiciones y el amor fraterno y la solidaridad de todos nuestros obispos de todo el mundo, a Su Gracia, el más Mons.. Alexander Jesús Barroso Urdaneta, el arzobispo electo de Venezuela, que fue amenazado hoy durante la celebración de la Santa Eucaristía. El mensaje decía que el Sínodo de los Obispos condena la violencia y el terrorismo contra nuestro obispo que valientemente se proclama el Evangelio de Jesucristo como un testigo de la paz y el amor.


His Grace, The Most Rev. Dr. Craig J. N. de Paulo, President of the Synod of Bishops of the Old Catholic Confederation, sent a message of blessings and fraternal love and solidarity of all our bishops around the world, to His Grace, The Most Rev. Mons. Alexander Jesús Barroso Urdaneta, Archbishop-Elect of Venezuela, who was threatened today during the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. The Message stated that the Synod of Bishops condemns the violence and terrorism against our bishop who courageously proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ as a witness of peace and love.

February 27, 2014

El Sínodo de los Obispos de la Confederación Católica Antigua acoge El Excmo. Mons. Fredy Alexander Usuga Restrepo como Obispo Honorario y nombrado Vicario General de Colombia por la Confederación Católica Antigua. Su Excelencia reside en Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia.


The Synod of Bishops of the Old Catholic Confederation welcomes His Excellency, The Rt. Rev. Fredy Alexander Usuga Restrepo as an Honorary Bishop and Vicar General of Colombia for the Old Catholic Confederation. His Excellency resides in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia.



February 21, 2014

El Sínodo de los Obispos de la Confederación Católica Antigua acoge El Excmo. Mons.Dr. Angel Maria Velandia como Obispo colegial y el obispo electo de California. Obispo Velandia nació en 1962 en San Mateo, Colombia, y fue ordenado al diaconado y al sacerdocio sagrado en 1990 en la Iglesia Católica Romana por Su Excelencia, Mons. WM Ellis, obispo de Curazao de las Antillas Holandesas. Fue consagrado obispo en 2010 por Su Gracia, el Mons. Joseph bendiga. Obispo Velandia tiene el J.C.D. en Derecho Canónico por la Pontificia Universita di San Tomaso d'Aquino "Angelicum" de Roma, además de la S.TB. en Teología y el Ph.B. en Filosofía por la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia. Su Excelencia reside en Bellflower, California, con su esposa y familia.


The Synod of Bishops of the Old Catholic Confederation welcomes His Excellency, The Rt. Rev. Dr. Angel Maria Velandia as a Collegial Bishop and Bishop-Elect of California. Bishop Velandia was born in 1962 in San Mateo, Colombia, and he was ordained to the diaconate and to the sacred priesthood in 1990 in the Roman Catholic Church by His Excellency, The Most Rev. W. M. Ellis, Bishop of Curacao of the Netherlands Antilles. He was consecrated a bishop in 2010 by His Grace, The Most Rev. Joseph Bless. Bishop Velandia holds the J.C.D. degree in Canon Law from the Pontificia Universita di San Tomaso d'Aquino "Angelicum" in Rome in addition to the S.TB. degree in Theology and the Ph.B. degree in Philosophy from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia. His Excellency resides in Bellflower, California with his wife and family.

February 17, 2014
Felicitaciones a Fray Eider Alejandro Suárez, que fue recibido recientemente como postulante en la Orden de los Hermanos Franciscanos de Colombia por medio de Su Gracia, el Reverendísimo Dr. Craig JN de Paulo, Presidente del Sínodo de los O...bispos de la Confederación Católica Antigua.

Congratulations to Fray Eider Alejandro Suarez, who was recently received as a postulant into the Order of the Franciscan Brothers of Colombia by His Grace, The Most Rev. Dr. Craig J. N. de Paulo, President of the Synod of Bishops of the Old Catholic Confederation.

February 12, 2014

La Confederación Católica Antigua acoge Su Gracia, Mons. Alexander Jesús Barroso Urdaneta como Obispo Honorario de la la Comunidad Nacional católica venezolana. Arzobispo Barroso Urdaneta es el Obispo Presidente de la Provincia Anglicana del Norte de Suramérica, que incluye tres diócesis nacionales: Diócesis de Cristo el Redentor de Venezuela, la Diócesis de Cristo el Buen Pastor de Colombia, la Diócesis de Cristo Rey de Ecuador. Su gracia es también Obispo Ordinario de la Iglesia Anglicana Carismática. Su Gracia reside con su esposa y su familia en Maracaibo, Venezuela.


The Synod of Bishops of the Old Catholic Confederation welcomes His Grace, The Most Rev. Alexander Jesus Barroso Urdaneta as Collegial Bishop and Archbishop-Elect of Venezuela. Archbishop Barroso Urdaneta is the Presiding Bishop of the  Provincia Anglicana del Norte de Suramérica, which includes  three National Dioceses: Diócesis de Cristo el Redentor de Venezuela, the Diócesis de Cristo el Buen Pastor de Colombia, the Diócesis de Cristo Rey de Ecuador. His Grace is also Bishop Ordinary of the Iglesia Anglicana Carismática. His Grace resides with his family in Maracaibo, Venezuela. 

January 29, 2014

Citing the Bishops' recent Apostolic Exhortation to Heads of State and Government on "the Fundamentals of Christian Social Teachings, Bishop Craig J. N. de Paulo commended President Obama for his resolve and concerted efforts to increase the minimum wage of all workers in the United States; and if necessary, by Executive Order, the minimum wage of Federal employees. At an ecumenical gathering in North Philadelphia, Bishop de Paulo also said, "the current minimum wage is a national disgrace, preventing hard working people from earning a decent living and providing a stable home for their children." He concluded by saying that the current minimum wage is "simply unjust and it demeans the dignity of the human being and his or her work." 

January 22, 2014

It is with great sadness that the Synod of Bishops of the Old Catholic Confederation must announce the sudden death of our new beloved Patron, His Grace, The Most Rev. Dr. S. Tilewa Johnson, Primate and Archbishop of the Church of the Province of West Africa (Anglican Communion), who just recently made an official proclamation recognizing the Confederation as a "distinct Old Catholic Christian community" in partnership with the Anglican Communion. The President of the OCC Synod of Bishops, The Most Rev. Dr. Craig J. N. de Paulo, extends his heartfelt condolences on behalf of the Bishops and the Member Churches of the Old Catholic Confederation to wife and their children, offering the assurance of our prayers for the repose of the soul of the Archbishop, for consolation during this time of grief and for the Anglican Church of West Africa. Speaking of Archbishop Tilewa Johnson, Bishop de Paulo said "He was a robust man of great humor and personality with profound moral character and vision for the Church."  Requiescat in pace.


January 22, 2014 

Spring Meeting of the Synod of Bishops of the Old Catholic Confederation will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 31 to June 1, 2014. All Honorary and Collegial Bishops and clergy are invited to attend the meetings and events of the Synod of Bishops. There will be a welcome continental breakfast with the bishops on May 31, followed the Honors Convocation of the Collegium Augustinianum at three o'clock to which all attending bishops are invited as special guests. On Sunday, the Synod Meeting will be held beginning with a continental breakfast at eight in the morning. The bishops are invited to Concelebrate the Holy Mass at Noon, concluding with a reception at the Oratory of St. Augustine. There is a registration fee of $100.00. Limited rooms are available for an additional fee of $60.00 per evening at the Oratory of St. Augustine. Bishops are requested to wear white chasuable and zuchetto for concelebration of the Mass. 

Janurary 19, 2014

Felicitaciones al Sr. Julián García, quien fue elevado a la orden menor de subdiácono por Su Gracia, el Reverendísimo Dr. Craig JN de Paulo, hoy en la misa del mediodía en el Oratorio de San Agustín, en Filadelfia. Subdiácono Julian es un seminarista y postulante a las Órdenes Sagradas, en la Diócesis de Pennsylvania.


Congratulations to Mr. Julian Garcia who was raised to the minor order of Subdeacon by His Grace, The Most Rev. Dr. Craig J. N. de Paulo, today at the Noon Mass at the Oratory of St. Augustine in Philadelphia. Subdeacon Julian is a seminarian and postulant for Holy Orders, in the Diocese of Pennsylvania.     Photo Album

January 14, 2014

The Synod of Bishops of the Old Catholic Confederation publish Apostolic Exhortation "To Heads of State and Government on the Fundamentals of Christian Social Teachings" exhorting world leaders to be mindful of the poor and the weak and their duties to the citizen. The Bishops also ask the world leaders to avoid war as much as possible by exhausting all rational and diplomatic means prior to considering military action. 

December 25, 2013

The Synod of Bishops of the Old Catholic Confederation is pleased to announce that His Grace, The Most Rev. S. Tilewa Johnson, the Primate and Metropolitan-Archbishop, Church of West Africa (Anglican Communion) is our our new Patron. His Grace, The Most Rev. Dr. S. Tilewa Johnson, Primate and Metropolitan Archbishop of the Church of the Province of West Africa, has appointed and licensed His Grace, The Most Rev. Dr. Craig J. N. de Paulo, President of the Synod of Bishops of the Old Catholic Confederation, his Episcopal Commissary for North America. 


December 20, 2013

The Synod of Bishops of the Old Catholic Confederation welcomes The Rt. Rev. Andrew Sagayam as Collegial Bishop for the Indian Malabar National Catholic Community. Bishop Sagayam will further act as Episcopal Visitor for the Anglo-Catholic Church of South India. Bishop and Mrs. Sagayam currently reside in Richmond, Virginia. 

December 20, 2013

La Confederación Católica Antigua acoge el Sr. Julián García-Londoño como postulante a las Órdenes Sagradas. A Julian tiene una licenciatura en filosofía de María de San Seminary, y él comenzará Primera Teología en enero. Su misión pastoral estará en la Católica Oratorio de Nuestra Señora, Auxilio de los cristianos Todos en Baltimore, Maryland.


The Old Catholic Confederation welcomes Mr. Julian Garcia-Londono as a postulant for Holy Orders. A Julian holds a BA in philosophy from St. Mary's Seminary, and he will begin First Theology in January. His pastoral assignment will be at the Old Catholic Oratory of Our Lady, Help of All Christians in Baltimore, Maryland. 

December 19, 2013

Felicitaciones a Fray Carlos Robles y Camilla, F. de SJC, quien fue recientemente aceptado en Noviciado de los Hermanos de San Juan de la Cruz. Fray Carlos reside en San Juan, Puerto Rico. Mientras que sienten el llamado al sacerdocio, Fray Carlos es un profesor de secundaria de la historia, y él está involucrado con la pastoral juvenil.


Congratulations to Fray Carlos Robles y Camilla, F. de S.J.C., who was recently accepted into Novitiate for the Brotherhood of St. John of the Cross. Fray Carlos resides in San Juan, Puerto Rico. While discerning a vocation to the priesthood, Fray Carlos is a high school teacher of history, and he is involved with youth ministry. 

December 19, 2013

Confederazione vetero-cattolica accoglie la nostra nuova comunità, La Comunità Spirito Santo, a Ragusa, in Sicilia, organizzata e rappresentata dal Sig. Emmanuel della Luna, postulante e candidato agli Ordini Sacri. La Comunità a Ragusa cade sotto la Chiesa Cattolica Nazionale Italiana (Italian National Catholic Church), che è una Chiesa membro del Confederazione vetero-cattolica. Molte Benedizioni a voi e la Comunità di Ragusa!


The Old Catholic Confederation welcomes our new community, La Comunità Spirito Santo, in Ragusa, Sicily, organized and represented by Sig. Emmanuel della Luna, postulant and candidate for Holy Orders. The Community in Ragusa falls under the Chiesa Cattolica Nazionale Italiana (Italian National Catholic Church), which is a member Church of the Old Catholic Confederation. Many Blessings to you and the Community in Ragusa!

December 18, 2013

The Synod of Bishops of the Old Catholic Confederation welcomes The Rt. Rev. Christopher Tobin as an Honorary Bishop for the U.S. Military Services. Having served at Valley Forge Military Academy for several years, Bishop Christopher served as a staff officer at Valley Forge Military Academy and College; and since 2004, he has assisted U.S. troops and military families as director of Military Service Corps. In his new capacity, Bishop Tobin will act as Head of Military Chaplains for the Old Catholic Confederation and assist the Presiding Bishop in endorsing priest chaplains for the U. S. Military Services. Bishop Tobin resides in New Jersey. 

December 14, 2013

El Sínodo de los Obispos de la Confederación Católica Antigua acoge La Ruta. Rev. Ricardo Santiago Medina Salabarría como Obispo Honorario de la comunidad católica antigua cubana. Obispo Medina Salabarría es un verdadero testimonio de la fe, después de haber sufrido la persecución religiosa en su Cuba natal. Reside con su familia en Miami, Florida. Actualmente hay cuatro seminaristas para estudiar para el Vicariato de católicos antigua cubanos.


The Synod of Bishops of the Old Catholic Confederation welcomes The Rt. Rev. Ricardo Santiago Medina Salabarria as an Honorary Bishop for the Cuban Old Catholic Community. Bishop Medina Salabarria is a true witness of the faith, having suffered religious persecution in his native Cuba. Bishop and Mrs. Medina Salabarria reside with their family in Miami, Florida. There are currently four seminarians for studying for the Vicariate for Cuban Old Catholics. 

December 4, 2013

Bienvenido y enhorabuena a nuestro nuevo postulante, Fray Alberto de Jesús Valdovinos, F. de SJC! Fray Alberto es mexicana y vive en California. Bienvenido, querido hermano y Que el Señor los bendiga en su camino de discernimiento!


Welcome and congratulations to our new postulant, Fray Alberto de Jesus Valdovinos, F. de S.J.C.! Fray Alberto is Mexican and lives in California. Welcome, dear brother and may the Lord bless you on your path of discernment! 

October 26, 2013

The Synod of Bishops of the Old Catholic Confederation warmly welcomes our brothers and sisters in Christ from the Ecumenical Catholic Church USA into full communion as an ecumenical partner with the Election of His Grace, The Most Rev. Carl Swaringim, Ed.D., D.D., to our Synod of Bishops. His Grace represents four dioceses in the Mid-West with nearly three thousand lay faithful. Bishop and Mrs. Swaringim reside in St. Louis, Missouri. 

September 14, 2013

Congratulations to His Grace, The Most Rev. Dr. Craig J. N. de Paulo, who was consecrated to the sacred Order of the Episcopate today on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, during a Solemn Mass of Consecration at the Church of St. John in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. Bishop de Paulo was elected a bishop by the Synod of Bishops of the Old Catholic Confederation on July 21, 2013. Consecration Photo Album