The Morning Call, Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Column by Charles Meredith on the National Catholic Church of American (NCCA) includes comments by Father Dan Gambet, OSFS, retired president of DeSales. Meredith wonders if the NCCA could be a threat to the Roman Catholic Church in American and Europe. Father Gambet addressed the possibility of membership erosion and said that they [NCCA] are not prominent at this point. According to Father Gambet, the NCCA is outside church law and is a small independent religious group that claims to be faithful to Catholic tradition but is not. "The difference [between NCCA and Roman Catholicism] is that women can be priests, anyone can have communion, priests don't have to be celibate, there's room for single-sex marriage and most important, they [NCCA] don't recognize the authority of the pope."
Press Release: Will the NCCA be a threat to the Vatican? | Posted on: 6/15/2005
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