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SepOfChildOn June 21, 2018, Bishop Ron Stephens delivered a pastoral message stating the clear position of the College of Bishops of the Catholic Apostolic Church in North America (CACINA) that any attempt to take children and separate them from their parents is grievously wrong.   See Pastoral Message on Separation of Children to read his letter.            








DeaconAyalaOrdinationBishop Frank Betancourt announced that Victor Ayala, FCR, was ordained to the deaconate of the Catholic Apostolic Church in North America on Saturday, June 9, 2018.   The ordination was held at Holy Innocents Cathedral, Halcottsville, NY.  Brother Victor is pictured here while visiting Assisi, Italy. Congratulations to Brother Victor for completing his preparation and on his ordination.  







Al Risendofer

On May 23, 2018, Bishop Ron Stephens ordained Al Risdorfer a deacon of the Catholic Apostolic Church in North America, surrounded by the laity, clergy and bishops of CACINA at the General Assembly at St. Mary's of Providence in Elverson, Pennslvania.   See the slideshow video below:


HarryHartiganThe Star Tribune reports that "After a diverse career, including 10 years as a toy buyer; eight as a flight attendant; nearly two decades as a paralegal, and years as a project manager, the 70-year-old great-grandfather is answering a lifelong call."  Fr. Hartigan was ordained as a priest of the Catholic Apostolic Church in North America's St. Theresa’s parish. His ex-wife served as the ordination’s cantor and his three grown children had roles in the ceremony.  Fr. Harry has an active ministry in Minneapolis where he serves as spiritual adviser to clients in Minnesota’s Sex Offender Program.   He also serves the LGBTQ community there.  " 'These folks need to know that God loves them," he said, "that they’re human beings.' "

The articles continues, "The seed for his spiritual work dates back to 2008, when he fractured his shoulder after a winter fall. As he healed, he read  'The Book of Mychal,' about New York Fire Department Chaplain Mychal Judge who perished in the Sept. 11 terror attacks. 'His example of parking judgment,' Hartigan said, spoke to him. Hartigan decided to found 'The Order of Mychal' to do God’s work without restrictions. 'You never know,' Hartigan said, 'where God is going to put you.' "

To read the full article click the following link:  At 70, Minnesota man joins the priesthood, capping a life of ministering to others