It is the duty of the College of Bishops to govern the Catholic Apostolic Church in North America (CACINA) in national and inter-diocesan matters and liturgical, doctrinal, and Sacramental matters. The College of Bishops is directed by the Presiding Bishop, the Most Reverend Ronald Stephens. The College of Bishops acts as the Synod of Bishops of CACINA when convened at the General Assembly.
The laity of CACINA are actively involved in the governance of CACINA at the local, diocesan, and national levels. Shared governance continues at the local level, although financial matters are administered by the laity of the parish.
Representatives of the laity and clergy serve in the House of Delegates, who together with the College of Bishops, governs the church.
For detailed information concerning the College of Bishops and the House of Delegates, see the Code of Canons.
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