WELCOME TO THE HOME PAGE OF
THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH - WESTERN RITE.
(IN THE FAMILY OF CATHOLIC CHURCHES),
The Task of our Church is to be a manifestation of the authentic Catholic Church and thereby to enrich all the other Churches of God.
1. Churches become impoverished by adding to or taking away from the abiding nature of the Church. To carry out our aim our Church needs to be a Church in its own right - a place enriched by following the true model of the Church.
2. The true model is that of the undivided Catholic Church of the first Christian millennium. Most Churches have taken this as their aim also, but have failed to reckon with the distortions which have arisen in the course of the centuries. In this web-site we would share with you our own experience and discoveries.
3. Ours is a very small Church indeed, but we need not be large to make a contribution toward the restoration of true unity among the Churches of God. We are just one member within that wider Family of Catholic Churches which is so sorely divided and confused at this present time.
4. This web-site includes information about ourselves and our activities, but of special importance is the presentation on the Page entitled Task. We hope you will find here something of value for your own Church, for although we welcome others to join our HCC-WR, limitations of distance and location may make this impossible. Nevertheless our chief joy is in enriching others as we have been enriched by a deeper understanding of the Church - the Body of Christ.
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