Homilies & Pastoral Letters

Presiding Bishop's Pastoral Letter on Warlike Rhetoric and White Nationalism
(08/14/2017) + In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit!   The past week has been one that surely has grieved and frightened all persons of good will. First, the current president alarmed the world with breathtakingly bellicose threats directed at the North Korean regime.  You can read the pastoral letter here.
 
Presiding Bishop's Pastoral Letter on Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Paprocki's refusal of Christian burial to persons in same-gender relationships
(06/24/2017) Earlier this month, Thomas Paprocki, Roman Catholic bishop of Springfield, IL, issued a decree ordering priests in his diocese to refuse communion and Christian burial to persons in same-gender relationships. You can read the pastoral letter here.
 
Presiding Bishop's Pastoral Letter on the President's Withdraw from the Paris Accord
(06/05/2017) The psalmist tells us that “the earth is the Lord’s, and all that dwells therein.” This reminds us of the fact, proclaimed in Genesis and affirmed by centuries of Hebraic and Christian tradition, that God’s creation is good and that we humans are called to be grateful stewards of it.  You can read the pastoral letter here.
 
Bishop's Pastoral Letter for Good Shepherd (Vocations) Sunday
(05/05/2017) Traditionally, the fourth Sunday of Easter, “Good Shepherd Sunday,” is an occasion to remind the faithful of the importance of vocation. You can read the pastoral letter here
 
Presiding Bishop's pastoral letter on the November 2016 Presidential Elections
(11/03/2016)  Most Rev. George R. Lucey, Presiding Bishop of the American National Catholic Church, has issued a pastoral letter on the coming presidential elections.  You can read the letter here
 
Presiding Bishop sends his greetings to the Orthodox Church as they prepare for their Holy and Great Council
(06/18/2016)  Most Rev. George R. Lucey, Presiding Bishop of the American National Catholic Church sends his joyful and fraternal greetings as the Orthodox Church prepares for their Holy and Great Council.  You can read the letter here

ANCC Bishop Calls for an End to Gun Violence

(10/29/15) The Most Rev. George R. Lucey, FCM, presiding bishop of the American National Catholic Church, expresses his grave moral and spiritual concern over what has been correctly called an “epidemic” of gun violence in the United States You may read the letter here:

Bishop's Letter

Bishop Lucey congratulates Right Rev. Michael Curry for being elected the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church

(07/01/15) The Most Rev. George R. Lucey, FCM, presiding bishop of the American National Catholic Church congratulates Right Rev. Michael Curry for being elected the 27th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.   You may read the letter here:  Bishop's Letter

Bishop Lucey's Response to Archbishop of Newark regarding Fr. Anthony Lipari's laicization

(03/18/15) The Most Rev. George R. Lucey, FCM, presiding bishop of the American National Catholic Church responded to the Archbishop of Newark's mean-spirited notification of Fr. Anthony Lipari's laicization.  We in the ANCC are not in opposition to Rome and find the tone of Archbishop Myer's notification the antithesis of Christian charity.  You may read the letter here:  Bishop's Response

Bishop Lucey's 2014 Christmas Greetings

(12/24/14) The Most Rev. George R. Lucey, FCM, presiding bishop of the American National Catholic Church has issued a letter to the church for Christmas. You may read the letter here: Christmas 2014 Letter.

Bishop Lucey's 2013 Christmas Greetings

(12/25/13) The Most Rev. George R. Lucey, FCM, presiding bishop of the American National Catholic Church has issued a letter to the church for Christmas. You may read the letter here: Christmas 2013 Letter.

Bishop Lucey's Post-Convocation Letter to the Clergy

(08/20/13) In response to a Spirit-filled gathering of the clergy and deacons of the American National Catholic Church (ANCC), Bishop Lucey, issued a letter of reflection. You may read the letter here: 

After the Convocation

Bishop Lucey’s 2012 Letter for Pentecost

(4/8/12)  The Most Rev. George R. Lucey, FCM, presiding bishop of the American National Catholic Church, has issued a letter to the Church for Pentecost. You may read the letter here: 2012 Pentecost Letter

Bishop Lucey’s 2012 Easter Greetings 

(4/8/12)  The Most Rev. George R. Lucey, FCM, presiding bishop of the American National Catholic Church, has issued an Easter Pastoral Greeting. You may read the letter here: 2012 Easter Pastoral Letter

Bishop Lucey’s 2011 Christmas Greetings 

(12/25/11)  The Most Rev. George R. Lucey, FCM, presiding bishop of the American National Catholic Church, has issued a letter to the church for Christmas. You may read the letter here:  Christmas 2011 Letter

Pastoral Letter by Bishop Lucey Regarding Recent Liturgical Language Changes by the Roman Catholic Church

(12/1/11)  The Most Reverend George R. Lucey, FCM has issued a Pastoral Letter regarding the recent liturgical language changes by the Roman Catholic Church and the ANCC’s decision to continue to use the Roman Missal 2 translation of the New Order of the Mass (Novus Ordo).  

Read the Pastoral Letter here.

Bishop Lucey’s 2011 Advent Greetings 

(11/28/11)  The Most Rev. George R. Lucey, FCM, presiding bishop of the American National Catholic Church, has issued a letter to the church for Advent. You may read the letter here:  Advent Letter.

Bishop Lucey's Homily at the installation of Fr. Anthony Testa as Pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Long Branch, NJ 

(1/13/11) The Most Reverend George R. Lucey, FCM, presiding bishop of the American National Catholic Church, preached the homily at the welcome Mass of Thanksgiving for the installation Fr. Anthony Testa as pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Long Branch, NJ.   

Read homily here.

Preamble Statement by George R. Lucey, FCM, Presiding Bishop of The American National Catholic Church

(10/4/09)  Preamble statement by Bishop Lucey to the Canons of The American National Catholic Church.  Read statement here
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