The Council of Bishops
The Council of Bishops with the Presiding Bishop
exercises legislative authority for the Old Roman Catholic Church
in North America between meetings of the Synod of the Church.
In addition, the Council of Bishops sits as the Ecclesiastical
Tribunal of Appeal in judicial matters referred to it from the
Dioceses and Institutions of the Church.
The Most Reverend Luke Amadeo, D.D.
The Most Reverend Raphael J. Adams, M.S.
The Most Reverend Patrick H. King, M.A., S.O.A.R
The Most Reverend Francis P. Facione, Ph.D., Chairman
The External Affairs Committee of the Church
The Council of Bishops created the External Affairs Committee
as a standing committee of the Church in 1995. The duties of
the committee include preparing proposed policies, procedures
and guidelines for establishing intercommunion and other types
of affiliation with other ecclesial bodies and to conduct the
ecumenical relations of the Old Roman Catholic Church in North
Chairman of the External Affairs Committee
The Most Reverend Francis P. Facione, Ph.D.
The Commission on Ministry
The Commission on Ministry is charged with the duty of preparing
policies, procedures and guidelines for the screening, testing,
interview and acceptance of candidates for Holy Orders and the
incardination of clergy and prelates into the Church
The Most Reverend Raphael J. Adams, M.S., Chairman
The Reverend Raymond L. Bartholomew