Change and Faith, Unite…

Folks I don’t write often in this following way but do to my calling to ministry and the position the Lord has placed me, I give you these following comments and ask you to take to heart the intent that we are all one in Christ Jesus.

ICCCC ULCCC UNITED

With the announcement of Pope Benedict’s resignation from the papacy I am encouraged for the church. Not that He is “retiring” for reasons only known to himself and to God but that the wisdom and strength it took to come to the realization that his effectiveness and health may not be up to the tasks of the office for which he holds.

It is an opportunity that we who call ourselves Christian can do our part by lifting our prayers and concerns to the heavenly Father and plead our case and want for the church. His church. A church of the people and of God as the head.

Many Catholics have faltered these past years because of the style of governance coming from the Vatican, yet now it is our turn to be heard. Even though Pope John Paul the II and Pope Benedict the XVI have placed a very Conservative leadership with their appointees to the rank of Cardinals. We can be diligent in our faith and understanding here in the west as well as around the world, that Christ hears our cry for true change and reform in the church.

I know that through continuous prayer and devotion to the Holy Trinity change will come. The church has the unique opportunity to respond favorably to the billion plus Catholic patrons to the growing need and urgency from the next pontiff whom the Cardinals will elect to the office.

So let us pray together that our prayers will not only be heard but acted upon accordingly. I do not expect sweeping reforms from the new Pope however, there is hope that many issues that face the church today maybe appeased through the wise council of those with the insight and foresight to vote accordingly with the people. No matter what folks, we need to accept the new papal leadership with open arms and have the faith of Christ himself to know that He truly is the one in control.

I encourage any and all people who read this to be steadfast and patient in the coming months. And as we go into the Easter season with the hope of the Resurrection of Christ, we to will experience a new resurrection of the church.

Weather you are Roman Catholic, Independent Catholic or a Non Catholic, the institution of the church and its longevity is of all of our concern. It will be a test of true faith of the people to come together at this time of great importance for the most powerful faith in the world. The Christian Faith and all that it entails.

Sincerely your servant in Christ Jesus,
Bishop, Andrew R. M. Manley DD., o.s.a., o.s.p.
Independent Catholic Church of the Celtic Cross
and the Celtic Cross Foundation of Ministry

City Club Cleveland, Ohio – On the Vatican…

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City Club of Cleveland Ohio

My personal comment and thought to this broadcast.

If you are a member if the “Catholic Church”, you need to listen to this. The good, the bad and even the ugly of what is at the very core of the Church today. And yet, though we the many are frustrated with the Vatican, we still very much love our Faith. There is a difference between the two. The Church is changing and so must the “Faithful”.

I have my own personal view and feels as to the Roman Catholic Church and by choice and by being lead by my heart, which by the way belongs to Jesus Christ. I have chosen to be an Independent Catholic / Universalism, which is Catholic. Yes I do operate two fold ministry and I take great pains to break down the barriers that hinder the movement of the Holy Spirit among the masses. We folks, you are the masses.

The love of Christ is not denominational. At least, not any more. If we do not begin to work together as a family of the Holy Trinity I have to say that billions of souls will be lost to Satan and his demons which oppose “Christianity” and the Church / God’s Church with all the vigor it can from in fighting to miss guided philosophies of the Gospels of Jesus Christ. The answer to it all is You! The masses, individuals that can see through and past the rose colored glasses that are distorting the love of the world and it’s hope for salvation. That is Our Lord and the worlds Savior, Jesus Christ.

So take a few moments and listen to this wonderful insider message to the goings on of the Holy City, one of the oldest religious institutions left in the world and which most every Christian faith that is in existence today owe their  understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ to. Weather they chose to believe it or not, it is the facts.

There is room for all peoples in the love of Christ Jesus, in this world, but not if we just stand back and let it “Christianity” fall to rune. God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are reaching out for your help. Are you just going to sit back and ignore what is happening, or are you going to listen to your heart for once maybe, and know what God is wanting of you.  And be willing to do it at all cost?

It’s not hate, it’s not anger, it’s not frustration. It is however, unity! True Christian brotherhood as well as sisterhood. We can make a difference and for God’s sake, we must make a difference NOW!!!

Sincerely yours in the fellowship of our Lord Jesus,

Bishop Andrew R. M. Manley DD.