The Liberal Catholic Church, USA
Not the church of yesterday;
Please join us for Holy Eucharist that begin on Sundays with a Homage to Our Lady service at 9:55AM followed by our Holy Eucharist celebration. For now, please wear a mask and follow the State of Illinois’ social distancing requirements.
To watch services remotely, go to St Francis TLCC Live Stream Page on Facebook
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The Liberal Catholic Church is an independent and self-governing body; neither Roman Catholic nor Protestant–but Catholic. It derives its Episcopal Succession through the Old Catholic Church and came into existence as a separate body in 1916. It aims at combining the traditional sacramental from of worship–with its stately ritual, its deep mysticism, and its abiding witness to the reality of sacramental grace–with the widest measure of intellectual liberty and respect for the individual conscience. It therefore permits to its members freedom of interpretation of the Scriptures, the Creeds, and the Liturgy. Regarding the mind as one of the great avenues to spiritual apprehension, it encourages among its adherents the freest play of scientific or philosophic thought.
Its Apostolic Success is accepted as valid by all branches of the Catholic Church; it maintains the seven historical sacraments and the Holy Eucharist as its primary service of worship.
Finally, the Liberal Catholic Church is a living Christian church which maintains that the form of religion should keep pace with human spiritual growth and enlightenment; but it also holds that the Church was handed down a very precious heritage from Christ himself.