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Catch up on the latest news and reports from the The Convergent Christian Communion.

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 Communion News

[1 - May - 2022] The Convergent Christian Communion continues its support of Extraordinary Catholics Magazine!

Check out the issue of Extraordinary Catholics! to catch contributions from our own Father Michael Angelo D'Arrigo!

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[06 - Mar - 2022] The Quarterly issue of the Communion Communique is available now!

Check out the issue of the Communion Communique to catch up on Communion News and Events!

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[28 - Feb - 2022] The Convergent Christian Communion continues its support of Extraordinary Catholics Magazine!

Check out the issue of Extraordinary Catholics! to catch contributions from our own Father Michael Angelo D'Arrigo!

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[24 - Feb- 2022] Notice of Appointment

 

It is with great joy, that the Most Reverend John Gregory (Kenny) von Folmar and the Right Reverend Rebecca Pierce announce the appointment of the very Reverend Father Michael Angelo D'Arrigo as Archpriest of the Connexion of Saint Thomas Weller the Advocate.  This role will see Fr. Michael Angelo assist Bishop Rebecca with the formation programs within their Connexion, along with some administrative functions.  


Additionally, Father Michael Angelo has been appointed to the role of Eccumenical Affairs Officer; while also continuing on as Canon to the Presiding Bishop.

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[17 - Feb- 2022] Reader Max to be Ordained to the Holy Diaconate

 

By the grace of God and through the laying on of hands by the Most Reverend John Gregory, Eparch of the Connexion of Saint John Chrysostom and Presiding Bishop of the Convergent Christian Communion, will ordain the servant of God Maxim Davi Hayes to the Holy Diaconate on Sunday, May 22nd 2022.  The Divine Liturgy and Ordination will be celebrated at Prodigal Son Eastern Catholic Church of the Colony, Texas.

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[27 - Jan- 2022] The Convergent Christian Communion welcomes the Companions of the Holy Family!

 

It is with great joy, that the Right Reverend Rebecca Peirce welcomes the Companions of the Holy Family to the Convergent Christian Communion. The Companions of the Holy Family will be the first ministry member of the C.C.C. that will be lay led, under the guidance of a Bishop in Charge; to be appointed by the Bishops Council of the C.C..C

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[20 - Jan- 2022] Two Members to be Ordained to the Diaconate

 

The Convergent Christian Communion with great praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God, announces the ordination of James McAllister (Seraphim Titus) and Mallory Bolduc O'Neil to the Sacred Order of Deacons through the imposition of hands and invocation of the Holy Spirit by the Most Reverend John Gregory and the Right Reverend Sean O’Neil of the Convergent Christian Communion. The blessed event will take place on Sunday, February 20th at Prodigal Son Eastern Catholic Church in The Colony, Texas.

[10 - Jan- 2022] Notice of Appointment

 

It is with great joy, that the Most Reverend John Gregory (Kenny) von Folmar announces the appointment of the very Reverend Father Columba (Kevin) Daugherty as Archpriest of the Connexion of Saint Augustine of Canterbury.  This role will see Fr. Columba assist Bishop John Gregory with the formation programs within their Connexion, along with some administrative functions.  


Additionally, Father Columba has been named Chair of the Life-Long Formation Committee where he will lead the effort to enhance and refine our formation options; along with the stated goal to develop an assessment for ordination for both Deacons and Elders.

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[31 - Dec - 2021] The Convergent Christian Communion continues its support of Extraordinary Catholics Magazine!

Check out the issue of Extraordinary Catholics! to catch contributions from our own Father Kevin Daugherty (Communion Secretary-Treasurer) and Father MichaelAngelo D'Arrigo!

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[24 - Dec- 2021] 2021 Christmas Message 

The Most Reverend John Gregory, Presiding Bishop of the Convergent Christian Communion penned this year's Christmas Message on behalf of the Bishops and Leaders of our Communion.  Read the full text here.

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[19 - Nov- 2021] The Convergent Christian Communion welcomes a new Aspirant for Holy Orders!

 

We welcome Aspirant James McAlister to our Communion and the Connexion of St. Augustine of Canterbury. 

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[04 - Nov- 2021] The Convergent Christian Communion welcomes a new Aspirant for Holy Orders!

 

We welcome Aspirant Mallory Bolduc O'Neil to our Communion and the Connexion of St. Martin de Porres. 

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[29 - October- 2021] The Convergent Christian Communion welcomes a new Aspirant for Holy Orders!

 

We welcome Aspirant Uriel Patrick Joan (Dustin Kennedy) to our Communion and the Connexion of St. Martin de Porres. 

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[23 - Oct - 2021] Aspirant to Holy Orders Ordained to the Diaconate.

The Right Reverend Rebecca Pierce, Ordinary of the Connexion of the Prince of Peace, ordained Steven Kenneth Pierce to the Sacred Order of Deacons at Prince of Peace Convergent Catholic Ministries in El Dorado Springs, Mo.

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[03 - Oct - 2021] The Presiding Bishop made an episcopal visit to Dallas.

The Most Reverend John Gregory (Kenny von Folmar), Presiding Bishop of the Convergent Christian Communion and Ordinary of the Connexion of Saint John Chrysostom, made his first episcopal visit to Dallas, Tx.  During his visit he spent time with the Parish Leadership of Prodigal Son Orthodox Catholic Church and the Monastic Community of St. Brigid of Ireland. 

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[14 - Sept - 2021] The latest issue of Extraordinary Catholics is ready.

 

It is with great joy, that the Most Reverend John Gregory (Kenny von Folmar) announces the appointment of the Reverend Father Basil (James) Miller as Archpriest of the Connexion of Saint John Chrysostom - Eastern Rite.


In his new role, Fr. Basil will assist with the administration and formation of the Eastern Rite Connexion, while the Bishop retains all the sacramental roles and responsibilities.

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[14 - Sept- 2021] The Holy Cross Edition of the Communion Communique is now available!

 

Check out the latest Communion Communique todayThe Communion Communiqué is your one stop shop for the latest news in the Convergent Christian Communion. 

 

This Communiqué will be distributed during the Ember Days of the Liturgical Year.  
 

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[31 - Aug - 2021] The latest issue of Extraordinary Catholics is ready.

 

In the latest issue of Extraordinary Catholics! our own Father Kevin Daugherty (Communion Secretary-Treasurer) introduces our friends and fellow independent Catholics to the concept of new monasticism. Additionally, our Communion Partners the Catholic Apostolic Church of Antioch have a featurette as well!

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[19 - July - 2021] The Convergent Christian Communion welcomes Deacon Maximus!

 

We welcome Father Deacon Maximus (Christopher Kennedy) our Communion and the newly formed Eastern Right Connexion!

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[05 - July - 2021] The Convergent Christian Communion welcomes two new members!

 

We welcome Father Basil (James Miller) and Reader Max (Davi Hayes) to our Communion and the newly formed Eastern Right Connexion!

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[05 - July - 2021] The Convergent Christian Communion welcomes Eastern Rite Christians!

 

In recent times, the Holy Spirit has moved Eastern Rite Christians to petition to be received into full Catholic communion with the Convergent Christian Communion.  It is therefore our great privilege and honor to announce the formation of an Eastern Rite Connexion within the Convergent Christian Communion.

 

This Connexion will become a hub for Eastern Rite Christians that desire full participation in our communion yet wish to retain their Eastern traditions and customs.  This Connexion represents an opportunity for further enrichment of our Communion as the traditions of the East are celebrated under our Episcopal Protection. In paragraph 54 of his encyclical “Ut Unum Sint,” the former Bishop of Rome, John Paul II, wrote that “the Church must breathe with her two lungs,” referring to East and West; today the Convergent Christian begins to breathe with both lungs.  


In light of our ecclesiological principles, this Connexion is erected as a non-territorial network within our Communion with the Presiding Bishop serving as Ordinary to its members.

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[22 - June - 2021] Introducing the Convergence Movement and Convergent Catholicism

 

In the latest issue of Extraordinary Catholics! our own Father Kevin Daugherty (Communion Secretary-Treasurer) introduces our friends and fellow independent Catholics to an oft overlooked portion of the independent catholic movement - Convergent Christianity/Catholicism. 

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[19 - June - 2021] Presiding Bishop Kenny von Folmar, participated in an Ecumenical Chrism Mass

In addition to the CCC we had clergy from the Catholic Apostolic Church of Antioch, the Society of Christ the King, the Liberal Catholic Church International and the National Catholic Church of North America. 

Top (left to right): Bishop Michael Talbot (CACoA), Presiding Bishop Leonard Walker (NCCNA), Presiding Bishop Mark Newman (CACoA), Bishop Marc Morales del Castillo (SCR)


Front (left to right): Deacon Richard Brown (NCCNA), Bishop Linda Rounds-Nichols (CACoA), Presiding Bishop Celia Jose (LCCI), Presiding Bishop Kenny von Folmar (C.C.C).

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[12 - June - 2021] Announcing the location and date of the Fifth General Assembly of the C.C.C.

The Fifth General Assembly of the Convergent Christian Communion shall convene in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday, November 11, 2022. The Reverend Canon Tommy Artist is hereby appointed Canon Convenor for the purpose of organizing the General Assembly Schedule.

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