The Progressive Catholic Church (PCC) is a vibrant Catholic Jurisdiction. Our Synod of Bishops gently guides the Church modeling their ministry on that of Christ who washed the feet of His disciples. Serving the People of God is our heart and soul. We are a Conciliar Church, that is we are governed by our Council of Bishops chaired by our Presiding Bishop and Chancellor. Welcoming, accepting and embracing, we seek to provide a place where all people may come to celebrate the truth of the Gospel as proclaimed through the authentic traditions of our Catholic Faith.
Born out of the Old Catholic Movement of Utrecht, Holland, the PCC possesses valid Sacraments through unquestioned lines of Apostolic Succession. The PCC is a member of the International Council of Community Churches and an affiliate of the World Council of the Churches in Geneva, Switzerland. Find one of our Fellowships near you today and join in celebrating a life renewed in Christ! We are represented in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, Central and Latin America.
We are “Progressive” in that we are an inclusive Church, barring no one on the basis of Gender and Gender affiliation, Sexual Orientation, and Marital Status from full participation in every aspect of the Church body including Ordination to the Priesthood and our Religious Orders. In every other way we share all things in common, including valid Episcopacy, Priesthood, and Sacraments with the Roman Catholic Church and hence the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church throughout the world. Please note that communion with and obedience to the Pope is not the defining source of Validity, Apostolic Succession is.