CATHOLIC  CHURCH  OF  ENGLAND WALES.
          
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          Founded by decree as a Sui Iuris Catholic Church by His Holiness, Patriarch Dom. Luis Fernando Castillo Mendez. 

W elcome to the Catholic Church of England & Wales also abbreviated and known as CCEW.


This website that you have entered will go in to great detail behind the Catholic Church of England & Wales that is a Traditional Catholic Church which means they use the Latin Mass. 

Catholic (from Ancient Greek: καθολικός katholikos "Universal"). It was first used to describe the church in the early 2nd century. The first known use of the phrase "the catholic church" (he katholike ekklesia) occurred in the letter from Saint Ignatius of Antioch to the Smyrnaeans, written about 110 AD. In the Catechetical Discourses of Saint Cyril of Jerusalem (circa 350), the name "Catholic Church" was used to distinguish it from other groups that also call themselves the church. Since the East–West Schism of 1054, the Eastern Church has taken the adjective "Orthodox" as its distinctive epithet (however, its official name continues to be the "Orthodox Catholic Church") and the Western Church in communion with the Holy See has similarly taken "Catholic", keeping that description also after the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century, when those who ceased to be in communion became known as "Protestants"

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    HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH in PHILIPPINES
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    Nossa Senhora do Livramento Cameta Pará.
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    Menino de Jesus Praga. Cameta Para. Brazil
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    SACRED HEART OF JESUS in MALTA.
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    Senhora do Rosario, Cameta Para. Brazil.
The Bishops and it's continuous successors of this Traditional Catholic Church are in a pure unbroken  Roman Catholic Apostolic Succession from Archbishop Carlos Duarte Costa through the hands of the 4th Bishop consecrated by the Roman Catholic Vatican I Most Reverend Dom. Luis Fernando Castillo Mendez consecrated on the 3rd May 1948 to Archbishop James Atkinson-Wake.. It is the duty of the College of Bishops to govern the CCEW in national and inter-church matters and liturgical, doctrinal, and Sacramental matters.

The College of Bishops is directed by Archbishop James Atkinson-Wake, The College of Bishops acts as the Synod of Bishops of CCEW when convened at the General Assembly.

The laity of CCEW are actively involved in the governance of the Catholic Church 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 committee of delegates, who together with the College of Bishops, governs the church.


Saint Pope John Paul II issued a motu proprio on July 2, 1988. The document, entitled Ecclesia Dei, declared that “Respect must everywhere be shown for the feelings of all those who are attached to the Latin liturgical tradition, by a wide and generous application of the directives already issued some time ago by the Apostolic See for the use of the Roman Missal according to the typical edition of 1962”—in other words, for the celebration of the Tridentine Latin Mass.


His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI Emeritus, had long expressed his desire to see a wider use of the Tridentine Latin Mass, and, on June 28, 2007, the Press Office of the Holy See announced that he would release a motu proprio of his own. Summorum Pontificum, released on July 7, 2007, allowed all priests to celebrate the Tridentine Latin Mass in private and to hold public celebrations when requested by the faithful.


His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, also expressed his belief that a wider celebration of the Tridentine Latin Mass would allow the older Mass to act as a standard for the celebration of the newer one.


The Bishop of Rome (i.e., the Pope) occupies a unique position in the Christian world. He can be a voice for peace among peoples, a teacher, a defender of the right and promoter of justice, and a leader. It is to this role that Christ called St. Peter. He did not call Peter to be a monarch, or a head of state, but, like Jesus Himself, to be a servant.

Even the phrase “the Tridentine Mass” is somewhat misleading. It takes its name from the Council of Trent (1545-63), which was called largely in response to the rise of Protestantism in Europe. The council addressed many issues, however, including the proliferation of modifications of the traditional Latin Rite Mass. While the essentials of the Mass had remained constant since the time of Pope St. Gregory the Great (590-604), many dioceses and religious orders (particularly the Franciscans) had modified the calendar of feasts by adding numerous saints’ days.


At the direction of the Council of Trent, Pope St. Pius V imposed a revised missal (the instructions for celebrating the Mass) upon all Western dioceses and religious orders that could not show that they had used their own calendar or modified liturgical text for at least 200 years.


In addition to standardizing the calendar, the revised missal required an entrance psalm (the Introibo and Judica Me) and a penitential rite (the Confiteor), as well as the reading of the Last Gospel (John 1:1-14) at the end of Mass.


This Tridentine Church adheres to the ancient teachings taught by our forefather and their forefathers before them and so on.

The power of episcopal consecration results from the power of the character which is INDELIBLE, wherefore, from the very fact that a bishop has the character of order, he can always consecrate, though not always lawfully. It is different with the power of excommunication which results from jurisdiction, for this can be taken away and bound that is all. i.e. removed from his diocese but nothing else.

A "traditional Catholic" (or "traditionalist Catholic") is a Catholic who recognizes the second vatican council are in error in the presentation of Catholic teaching, who sees unwise pastoral decisions for what they are, who does all in his power to preserve the Holy Faith in a manner consistent with how it has always been understood, and who strives to preserve all of the liturgical rites and customs of the Church as they were before the "spirit of Vatican II" revolution. Traditionalists are not some "branch of the Church," or (necessarily) some "splinter group"; they are usually and quite simply Catholics to whom the adjective "traditional" applies.

Traditional Catholics are a minority in the Church, and their demographics are hard to pin down, but their numbers are growing quickly with Catholics moving away from modernism, and with conversions from Protestantism and Orthodoxy. Their parishes, chapels, and seminaries tend to be full.


A Catholic Bishop can legally create a new bishop. I use the words Episcopal Consecration and not Episcopal Ordination as they are completely two separate things. i.e. "Consecration" is used in the Catholic Church as the setting apart for the service of God of both persons and objects.


"I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on Earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on Earth shall be loosed in heaven." Jesus to Peter in the Gospel of Matthew, 16:19


The events recorded here are history. They actually happened and they caused much suffering. Nevertheless, the Roman Catholic Church, ancient of days, is one of the foundation stones of the Christian Faith. To hold animosity towards her, her leaders, or her people would be to hold such feelings for Christ, for we are all one in Him.

The College of Bishops is directed by Archbishop James Atkinson-Wake, The College of Bishops acts as the Synod of Bishops of CCEW when convened at the General Assembly.

The laity of CCEW are actively involved in the governance of the Catholic Church 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 committee of delegates, who together with the College of Bishops, governs the church.


Saint Pope John Paul II issued a motu proprio on July 2, 1988. The document, entitled Ecclesia Dei, declared that “Respect must everywhere be shown for the feelings of all those who are attached to the Latin liturgical tradition, by a wide and generous application of the directives already issued some time ago by the Apostolic See for the use of the Roman Missal according to the typical edition of 1962”—in other words, for the celebration of the Tridentine Latin Mass.


Traditional Catholics' Motto 

We are what you once were.

We believe what you once believed.

We worship as you once worshipped.

If you were right then, we are right now.

If we are wrong now, you were wrong then.

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI Emeritus, had long expressed his desire to see a wider use of the Tridentine Latin Mass, and, on June 28, 2007, the Press Office of the Holy See announced that he would release a motu proprio of his own. Summorum Pontificum, released on July 7, 2007, allowed all priests to celebrate the Tridentine Latin Mass in private and to hold public celebrations when requested by the faithful.


His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, also expressed his belief that a wider celebration of the Tridentine Latin Mass would allow the older Mass to act as a standard for the celebration of the newer one.


The Bishop of Rome (i.e., the Pope) occupies a unique position in the Christian world. He can be a voice for peace among peoples, a teacher, a defender of the right and promoter of justice, and a leader. It is to this role that Christ called St. Peter. He did not call Peter to be a monarch, or a head of state, but, like Jesus Himself, to be a servant.

Even the phrase “the Tridentine Mass” is somewhat misleading. It takes its name from the Council of Trent (1545-63), which was called largely in response to the rise of Protestantism in Europe. The council addressed many issues, however, including the proliferation of modifications of the traditional Latin Rite Mass. While the essentials of the Mass had remained constant since the time of Pope St. Gregory the Great (590-604), many dioceses and religious orders (particularly the Franciscans) had modified the calendar of feasts by adding numerous saints’ days.


At the direction of the Council of Trent, Pope St. Pius V imposed a revised missal (the instructions for celebrating the Mass) upon all Western dioceses and religious orders that could not show that they had used their own calendar or modified liturgical text for at least 200 years.


In addition to standardizing the calendar, the revised missal required an entrance psalm (the Introibo and Judica Me) and a penitential rite (the Confiteor), as well as the reading of the Last Gospel (John 1:1-14) at the end of Mass.


This Tridentine Church adheres to the ancient teachings taught by our forefather and their forefathers before them and so on.

The power of episcopal consecration results from the power of the character which is INDELIBLE, wherefore, from the very fact that a bishop has the character of order, he can always consecrate, though not always lawfully. It is different with the power of excommunication which results from jurisdiction, for this can be taken away and bound that is all. i.e. removed from his diocese but nothing else.


A Catholic Bishop can legally create a new bishop. I use the words Episcopal Consecration and not Episcopal Ordination as they are completely two separate things. i.e. "Consecration" is used in the Catholic Church as the setting apart for the service of God of both persons and objects.


"I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on Earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on Earth shall be loosed in heaven." Jesus to Peter in the Gospel of Matthew, 16:19


The events recorded here are history. They actually happened and they caused much suffering. Nevertheless, the Roman Catholic Church, ancient of days, is one of the foundation stones of the Christian Faith. To hold animosity towards her, her leaders, or her people would be to hold such feelings for Christ, for we are all one in Him.

Latin Chant: II. Alleluia - Emitte Spiritum Tuum
The Choir of Prinknash Abbey (Music from Prinknash Abbey : Latin Plainchant and English Chant)
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