"The Churches which, while not existing in perfect communion with the [Roman] Catholic Church,
remain united to her by means of the closest bonds, that is, by apostolic succession and a
valid Eucharist, are true particular Churches."
Holy See, Dominus Iesus, 17
"This pastoral office of Peter and the other apostles belongs to the Church's very foundation and is continued by the bishops under the primacy of the Pope."
Catechism of the Catholic Church, 881
Bishop of Rome
As a Roman Rite, yet not-Roman Catholic, Eucharistic community, we honor and pray for the Bishop of Rome at each Holy Mass, recognizing the primacy of his pastoral office in Western Christianity. We thank God for all the faithful patriarchs and bishops of the Church!
We are united, in heart, to Roman Catholicism,
and all valid Catholic expressions of Christianity,
due to our shared apostolic succession, tradition, creeds, and Holy Eucharist. We look to the Holy Father for familial relationship, encouragement, and pastoral direction, while affirming our freedom of conscience and practice, especially in matters of diversity and inclusion, for "where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom."
"This saying is trustworthy:
whoever aspires to the office of bishop desires a noble task."
I Timothy 3:1 NAB
The Right Reverend
Bishop of the Southeast
"To proclaim the faith and to plant his reign, Christ sends his apostles and their successors. He gives them a share in his own mission. From him they receive the power to act in his person."
Synodal Catholic Diocese
of the Southeast
"The Church is the Temple of the
Holy Spirit. The Spirit is the soul, as it were, of the Mystical Body, the source of its life, of its unity in diversity, and of the riches
of its gifts and charisms."
Synodal Catholic Churches