"Autocephalous" means "self-headed," thus autocephalous churches are self-governing church bodies, independent of Rome. Autocephalous churches usually are larger than a single local congregation or religious order. An autocephalous church has a corporate name, its own hierarchy, and its own church law.

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AmerTradCath
E-mail news list for members of the American Traditional Catholic Church.
Catholic Apostolic Church in North America
Independent, autocephalous Catholic Church. Duarte Costa succession. Western theology. Congregations may use Roman Catholic, Anglican, or Eastern liturgical rites. Two religious orders: Franciscans and Benedictines.
Tridentine Catholic Church
Apostolic succession in the Ofiesh and Duarte Costa lines. Called "Tridentine" because the Council of Trent was the last authoritative Council of the Catholic Church. Beliefs, questions and answers, history, requirements for ordination.
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