1. In order to be a
"valid" catholic, one must be in union with the Bishop of Rome?
answer to that question is no. Neither Catholicism or the
Catholic faith is limited to one jurisdiction. The Evangelical
Catholic Church is part of the greater
autocephalous celebration of the Catholic faith.
To be a "valid"
catholic jurisdiction, one needs to be able to trace their apostolic
succession to St. Peter and the apostolic succession of the
Evangelical Catholic Church is well documented, especially via our
unbroken connection through Bishop Carlos Duarte Costa.
Why did your jurisdiction choose the name "Evangelical Catholic
In order for us
to best answer this question, please permit us to direct you to
another web page entitled,
Evangelical Catholic Church is Evangelical"
Why does the Evangelical Catholic Church permit women as deacons,
priest and bishops?
We believe in
the equality between men and women, therefore we have applied this
belief by creating equality in vocations for women.
4. Does the Evangelical Catholic Church permit married
Yes, it does.
5. What reforms has the Evangelical Catholic Church
role of responsibility for the laity.
emphasis on academic formation for clergy.