• GA 2022
  • Bishop Monic and Father Michael Celebrate Mass at GA 2022
  • CACINA rainbow graphic2
  • Ordination1
  • 7
  • GA 2022
  • 11
  • BreakfastAtTheGA2
  • 5
  • GA 2022

PrayingAndSharingThe College of Bishops has distributed a pastoral letter condemning mob violence.    See a copy of the letter by clicking this link (Pastoral Letter Condemning Mob Violence).  You can also view the contents of the letter below:

pastoral message condeming mob violence letter

PrayingAndSharingThe College of Bishops has distributed a pastoral letter encouraging us to receive the COVID vaccine.  See a copy of the letter by clicking this link (Pastoral Letter Concerning COVID Vaccine).  You can also view the contents of the letter below:

A Pastoral Message on the COVID-19 Vaccine

“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 22:36-40 (ESV)

We, the College of Bishops for the Catholic Apostolic Church in North America, write to you on a matter of grave importance. We ask all of you reading this letter to prayerfully consider our message encouraging you to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you are eligible. Many lives hang in the balance; the vaccine will only be effective if a majority of people receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Therefore, we feel a pastoral duty to speak publicly, and strongly encourage everyone to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it is available and offered.

As of this writing, 19.4 million Americans have been diagnosed, and 335,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. Data indicate that some 50% of people in various Christian denominations have said they will not get the COVID-19 vaccine. This is very troubling since we know the vaccine is safe, but is only effective if at least 80% of the population get the vaccine. Otherwise, many more thousands of lives will be unnecessarily lost.

While there is a delicate balance between religion and science, we know, as Paul tells us in Romans 8:28, “In all things, God works for good.” Religious people have always relied on the God given skill and expertise of highly regarded medical professionals to keep us well so that we can do the work of building the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in Heaven.

Jesus tells us very plainly that the greatest commandment is to love God, and love our neighbor as ourselves; Love – God – Neighbor – Self. COVID-19 has imposed death and destruction throughout the world, but God has not abandoned us. In so many ways, God has brought us closer together, and the expressions of love, neighborliness, and faith have been extraordinary. It is our moral obligation to do all we can to participate in God’s healing love. In this time, that moral obligation includes getting the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. The only exception to getting the COVID-19 vaccine should be for health reasons.

Let us all engage in cooperative grace with our loving God. In the end, it is, indeed, a personal choice to receive or decline the COVID-19 vaccine, but we must always remember that every personal choice we make has an impact on others and in this case can have life or death consequences.

In faith and hope,

Bishop Anthony Santore, FCR, Presiding Bishop
Bishop Francisco Betancourt, FCR
Bishop Anthony Green, NFCR
Bishop Carl Purvenas-Smith, OSB
Father Joseph Reynolds, Chancellor
Bishop Willard Schultz, Retired
Bishop Ronald Stephens
Bishop Michael Theogene

PrayingAndSharingEach year the presiding bishop, sends the CACINA community a Christmas letter.  Please see this year's letter from Bishop Santore below or click here to see the PDF:


November 29, 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters;

As we journey through Advent preparing for the joyous feast of Christmas, we continue to be plagued with the coronavirus, the reality of death, financial strains, and health issues. We are also pressured by all the normal things that occur during this season, the shopping issues, eating issues, sleeping issues, and all the engagement that goes with each of these and more. In the midst of these realities we are called to keep our lamps trimmed and burning because Christ is near.

Christ is here in our midst: among the homeless, the jobless, the frightened, and the hungry.  He sits, often in quiet solidarity. Christ is here in our midst: among us who have a home, are reasonably comfortable, well-fed, frightened, and those who hunger for genuine love. There is no dividing wall but the wall of fear among us as human beings.

Christmas is our opportunity to hear and respond to the timeless angelic words of comfort, “Do not be afraid!”  I hope we will join Christ where he is, with the lonely, regardless of how comfortable or uncomfortable they are this Christmas.  Let us join him where he is and claim our common humanity with those who are deprived of it whether they are near or far.  Let us, with passion, reach out to those affected by the virus and be available as conduits of Christ’s light to help dispel the darkness within and around us this Christmas.

I pray that each and everyone of you will experience the wonder of Mary, the obedience of Joseph, the joy of the angels, the eagerness of the shepherds, the determination of the magi, and the peace of the Christ child. Almighty God, Father, Son and the Holy Spirt bless you now and forever. Have a Holy and Happy Christmas.

Sincerely yours,

Your Brother in Christ

+Anthony Santore

Presiding Bishop CACINA



PrayingAndSharingThe Catholic Apostolic Church in North America's (CACINA's) Praying and Sharing Group continues to meet via Zoom during the pandemic.  Each week different members of the CACINA family, laity and clergy, lead the group.  The group has been a great source of comfort and connection during the epidemic where peolple are more isolated from their church communites.