CCOA Clergy at SDI


Presiding Bishop Mark Elliott Newman and Bishop Linda Rounds-Nichols are participating in the Spiritual Director’s International Conference in Toronto. If you are here as well, we’d love to meet you!

Happy Easter!

Dear Antioch Family and Friends,

Although Easter Sunday is almost over, the Easter season continues for the next 50 days. I wish you a very blessed and uplifting Eastertide. May the joy of the Resurrection be your constant companion in the days ahead.

Christ has risen!

In truth He has risen!

+Mark, OC

Presiding Bishop Mark Elliott Newman, OC

May you have a spirit-filled week!

This is the most important week in the Christian year, beginning with Palm Sunday, moving toward Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Vigil on Holy Saturday, all leading us to the celebration of Easter on Sunday.

May you have a spirit-filled week!

Congratulations, Scott+

Scott+ completed one last outstanding item and received his BDiv this weekend.

Congratulations, Fr. Scott!

Farewell to Fr. Joshua

Fr. Joshua, 1941 – 2017,  was a CCOA priest,  a spiritual healer, and a Filipino Psychic Surgeon. He traveled extensively for the past three decades, offering workshops, healing services and individual healing sessions. He believed that healing comes through the power of prayer, forgiveness, and the Holy Spirit.


Winter 2016-2017 Newsletter

The latest edition of our newsletter is available. Please take a look!

You’ll find it on our newsletters page. 

 Many blessings for the year ahead ~Happy New Year!

God is Love

In 1 John 4, verses 7-8, we read: 

“Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.  Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.”

It is our prayer that you have felt this love during the Advent Season and that you have truly had a Merry Christmas.

May we all share God’s love throughout the coming year.

What do you plan to do ……?

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do

With your one wild and precious life?”

From The Summer Day, Mary Oliver


Congratulations to the Rev. Father Scott Carter

Scott Carter, of Ashland, Oregon, is CCOA’s newest priest. Fr. Scott was ordained this morning. He is pictured here with Bishop Diana, Presiding Bishop Mark and Bishop Linda.


Julie Byrne, author of The Other Catholics, visits CCOA!


Julie Byrne, the author of The Other Catholics, graced the CCOA Convocation participants and other Independent Catholics from the Phoenix area, with a visit this weekend! She is shown here with CCOA Presiding Bishop Mark.