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02/09/2020 The Presiding Bishop and the council of Bishops have agreed to a year of Justice and Mercy , this is to start on Ash Wednesday 2020 and will end on Ash Wednesday 2021, we pray that you will join us in this year. more details will follow as the year goes on.
02/04/2020 My Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ-
It was with great joy that after a few months of working with Ben to discern his calling to serve the Lord, Brother Ben Janzen will be ordained to the diaconate on February 22, 2020.
Without doubt through his abundant theological training and rich experience in caring for the sick, the dying, and the most vulnerable of God’s people, Ben will contribute to the vibrancy and vigor of the Progressive Catholic Church. More importantly, he will be instrumental in helping me strengthen the PCC’s presence in the Western United States and form crucial ties with other Christian denominations and Catholic jurisdictions in the area.
Ever since he professed as a lay brother within the Order of Friars Minor, Capuchin, (OFM. Cap.) in 1982 and throughout his time with the Capuchins until 2006, God has been gently beckoning Ben to serve Him as a priest. Obtaining various advanced degrees- a Master of Divinity, a Doctorate in Catholic theology, and Doctorate in Philosophy- Ben served as the first lay theologian professor and advisor to the Capuchin Order in Germany. Nevertheless, despite his abundant liturgical and theological training throughout his 25 years in the monastery, Ben declined numerous times his superiors’ request for him to commence the formal process of ordination into the Catholic priesthood.
I am glad that years later, the Holy Spirit has reignited his vigor to serve as a priest and guided him to the Progressive Catholic Church. With Ben’s years of experience in active ministry and wealth of knowledge in theology, he will be an invaluable member in Holy Orders. However, more importantly, his spirit aligns with the Progressive Catholic Church’s core values and mission- to bring the love of God and neighbor to all of God’s people without discrimination. Therefore, I thank God for allowing me the privilege of ordaining Ben into the diaconate and pray that my sisters and brothers will offer Brother Ben their prayers and benedictions as he finally answers God’s call to serve Him in the Vineyard.
Details for Brother Ben’s ordination are included in the attached invitation.
Pax et Bonum, omnia ad majorem Dei gloriam et sanctae ecclesiae.
01/27/2020 My Dear All,
Grace and Peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit
It is with great joy that I announce to you the canonical election of the Very Reverend Mother Teodora Tosatti, Vicar General of the Diocese of Italy to the Holy Order of Bishops this day. This is a momentous moment for the PCC. Mother is highly qualified and we hold her in the greatest regard as we entrust this great responsibility to her. May God Bless her and all who she shepherds, and all in the PCC and the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church!
01/27/2020 Today we remember!!!!
01/26/2020 The Progressive Catholic Church extends its deepest sympathies to all affected by the death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter and those who perished in the tragic helicopter accident today.
You remain in our prayers and thoughts.
Progressive Catholic Church
01/15/2020 Beautiful ecumenical service honoring Blessed Martin Luther King Jr with Pastor Deb of Mt of Olives, Pastor Michael with MCC-PHX, Bishop Kenny of Solomon’s Porch and Bishop Mark of Dignity PHX, Bishop Marc Morales del Castillo of PCC
01/12/2020 Bishop on the move! Bishop Ciccone traveled to St Francis and St Clare parish in Scranton to bless the new church building, the clergy and people. St Francis and St Clare meet at 98 Larch Street in Scranton, All are Welcome services are on Sunday at 11:45am and 7:30pm week day services are as announced.
01/10/2020 We now have a prayers page on our website so that you can submit names etc of people and situations you need the church to pray for
01/09/2020 Website being updated with new and old items being added and removed
01/07/2020 We at the Progressive Catholic Church want to wish Merry Christmas to our Russian Orthodox brothers and sisters who celebrate the birth of Christ today.
01/01/2020 Happy New Year from us all
12/25/2019 May the Birth of the Christ Child bring you Joy and Happiness
11/20/2019 We have officially launched our very own YouTube Channel!!! Mass will be shown every Sunday so please go subscribe at the following link