What We Believe
The Community Catholic Church understands that the teachings and received traditions of the Church contain centuries of practices and interpretations of the Church Fathers and historical councils which have overshadowed Jesus’ simple message of Love.
We respect the Bible as a source of spiritual truth, recognizing that within it are not only the words of life but also inspired wisdom. The Bible, then, is to be prayerfully studied and always interpreted in light of Jesus’ core teachings, which may be more readily understood through the ongoing efforts of modern theologians and scholars.
Life is complicated enough. We hold a simple vision of theology and spirituality based on the words and teachings of Jesus. Our theology is based on Jesus’ words in Matthew 22:36-40 and Mark 12:29-31: The Two Great Commandments.
We apply these in accordance with Jesus’ new commandment (John 13:34), the beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-11) and the parables, particularly the parable of the sheep and the goats (Matthew 25:31-46). Bearing in mind Jesus’ loving welcome to all sinners, minorities, and the outcasts of his day, we extend a loving welcome to all Christians. We uphold the seven sacraments, including marriage and holy orders, and the Real Presence in the Eucharist.
Remembering Jesus’ admonishment not to judge, we do not profess that we alone hold the truth or that salvation is only for those who believe as we do. Taking to heart his teaching that God in heaven will give good gifts to those who ask, we believe that all who seek God will be given light by which to find their way to God.