Welcome to New Communion Members
06 February 2017
The Martyrs of Japan
We warmly welcome and embrace our newest member dioceses of the Communion: the Diocese of Washington and their Bishop David C. Strong and the Diocese of Villanova and their Bishop Joseph A. Menna, aihm. These two Local Churches (Dioceses) were unanimously received by the synodal affirmation of the Dioceses of California and Florida within their respective diocesan synods following a year long process and plan for integration within the Communion. We are grateful to God and these sisters and brothers for the gift of new relationship and work together to build up the Body of Christ.
SCOTUS Ruling and Immigrants
24 June 2016
Birth of St. John the Baptizer
The Communion of Synodal Catholic Churches is saddened that the US Supreme Court is so divided as to be unable to give our nation clear and unequivocal guidance concerning the treatment of immigrants in our midst. However as followers of Jesus, the Bishops of the Communion of Synodal Catholic Churches feel compelled to live by the clear and unequivocal practice of Jesus and of the early Church. Among the people of God there is no Jew or Greek, man or woman, gay or straight, native born or immigrant. We are all made one by Jesus Christ. As Christian people it must be our practice to treat immigrants in the same way we treat ourselves. It is impossible to love God whom we do not see if we do not love the immigrants whom we do see.
Our practice and our teaching are brief but clear. We love our neighbor as we do ourselves. We want for them everything we ourselves have. The foreigners in our midst are part of our family and we oppose any discrimination towards them.
Time has come for all nations and humanity to make real the truth of our fraternity in God. We should be tearing down walls and fences that divide us and working to figure out how we can be come more of a global community.
On behalf of the Bishops of the Episcopal Council of the Communion of Synodal Catholic Churches, we remain one in Christ, our Way.