This evening the CCOA Bishops, The Most Rev. Linda Rounds-Nichols and The Most Rev. Michael Talbot, met with Presiding Bishop, The Most Rev. Mark Elliott Newman. The purpose of the meeting was to elect our next Presiding Bishop. CCOA’s current Presiding Bishop, The Most Rev. Mark Elliott Newman was unanimously elected on the first ballot and has agreed to continue his service for another term.
Congratulations, Bishop Mark. Thank you for your continued service!
CCOA clergy and seminarians should have received information about the 2018 Convocation, which is scheduled for September 14-17, 2018. If you did not receive this information, please contact Presiding Bishop Mark Elliott Newman, OC.
Sophia Divinity School’s office is now in Arizona, where we are incorporated, while remaining a division of CCOA. We hope to compete some program revisions soon and to then have applications available.
CCOA announces the recent incardination of Msgr. Anthony Carrillo.
Fr. Tony, aka Msgr. Tony, is an alumnus of CCOA’s Sophia Divinity School, having received his MDiv degree in 2004. Fr. Tony is currently serving as a chaplain in a nursing home in Arizona, where he provides pastoral care and support to residents and their family members, as well as the Eucharist and other sacraments.
“We are familiar with the experience in Jesus’ life of increasing the loaves of bread and the fishes. By applying it within our own consciousness, the meaning of the fish is ideas. Eating symbolizes mental appropriation, how we utilize and apply our ideas. The multitude to be fed is our thoughts.” July 1980
We firmly believe that the internet should be available and accessible to anyone, and Catholic Apostolic Church of Antioch is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of circumstance and ability.To fulfill this promise, we are in the process of reviewing our site to adhere as closely as possible to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible to people with a wide array of disabilities. Complying with those guidelines helps us provide a site that is accessible to all our site visitors.This website utilizes various technologies that are incorporated to make it more accessible.What Are We Presently Doing to Make our Website More Usable for People With Disabilities?
We utilize an interface that allows persons with specific disabilities to adjust the website’s UI (user interface) and design it to their personal needs. This interface replaces the older fashioned method of providing all users with the same, lesser but accessible design or user interface. Some of the interface’s capabilities are Font handling, Color Handling and more
Additionally, the website utilizes an AI-based application that runs in the background and optimizes its accessibility level by resolving HTML issues:
Identify the Site’s Language in Header Code
Label All Images on the Website with Descriptions of the Image (Alt-Tags)
Fix Empty Links, so Website is Easier to Use
Remove Empty Headings
Remove Empty Form Labels
Fix Menu Broken ARIA
Fix Missing Form Labels
Handling NoScript Elements
Handling Autoplay Attributes
Additional capabilities are being researched and added as timing and budget allow
Interface to Adjust the Website’s UI
High Contrast Mode
Dark Contrast Mode
Font Size Adjustment
Big Mouse Cursor
Our efforts are ongoing as ADA standards and guidelines may change, or we may find additional compliance items that need to be edited on our website.Despite our very best efforts to allow anybody to adjust the website to their needs, there may still be pages or sections that are not fully accessible, are in the process of becoming accessible, and/or are lacking an adequate technological solution to make them accessible.