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While doing a search of my area, I found there is a Catholic church that calls itself the American Catholic Church. I'm reading through some of how it is the same and different than the Roman Catholic Church, but am curious for more information. Is the ACC recognized at all by the RCC? Is it viewed as heretical? Are there any members of the ACC here on MDC? Just curious.

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They aren't in communion with Rome and IIRC they are an offshot of the Old Catholic Church which split from Rome in the 1800's. I'm not sure about same and different, I think they claim apostolic succession, although they do not adhere to the Catechism of the Catholic Church and allow married priests and domestic partnerships and the ordination of women.
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From the American Catholic Church US web site:
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The ACCUS and its affiliated Worldwide jurisdictions are not under the jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Church
and are therefore not subject to the same rules and regulations.
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Thank you both. I had never heard of the American Catholic Church, except in a book I'm reading as designating the RCC in America versus other countries (but definitely referring to the RCC on a whole). The website threw me for a loop, but I didn't think to look for a national website.

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I remember reading about the ACC somewhere. Think on a thread here awhile ago? Anyway, interesting.

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