His Eminence The Patriarch Dr. Chief
Alexander Swift Eagle Justice
D.D., Ph.D., J.D.-Theologian, Academician, President of the College of Bishops of the MNCC
Native Archbishop of the MN Catholic Church's Archdiocese of Native America
Welcome to the Home Page for the Archdiocese of Native America
As Archbishop, I have Spiritual Responsibility for All Natives in the Western Hemisphere. The Archdiocese is Spiritual rather than Geographic.
Individual Natives and Tribal Leaders may contact my Office to make requests for assistance. Any Tribe needing Priests, Nuns, Brothers, or means to improve the Spiritual and/or physical well being of their People may make a request. Our Office is at International Theological University.
Aid will not be given in the form of money. Cash grants tend to attract many who are not in need, criminals and others who would take advantage of "something for nothing".
Our Office may be able to offer contacts for resources as well as filling needs for Priests, Nuns and Brothers to meet the Spiritual Needs of the People.
The MNCC is Full Communion with the Roman Catholic Church, with the Anglican/Episcopal Church, with the Old American Catholic Church and with the Orthodox Church.
the year 1688 the archdiocese of Guanajuato was declared by the Holy Father to
be a Minor See. the same status as Utrecht and Canterbury.
Vatican I came along The bishop walked out of the meeting, then a further
separation occurred in 1920 in the Mexican revolution when the see was attacked
by papally funded troops of the Italian Cardinal in Mexico city.
Cardinal was on the side of the Federal army. The Roman Catholic bishops of
Taumalipas, Coahuilla, and Guanajuato formed an army to defend against the land
grabbing Cardinal and federals, Their army included the famous Cristeros . The
division of the North led by outlaw Pancho Villa.
The division of the South was led by Emiliano Zapata. The groups defeated the Federal and the Cardinal's armies at
Guanajuato. The entire Roman Catholic clergy and it's cardinal were expelled
from Mexico for four years. They fled into various countries.
Mexican Government assisted, at first, in the formation of the Mexican National
Catholic Church. They funded the operation of the seminaries and they allied
with Archbishop +Carfora of Chicago who sent priests to assist in the training
of new clergy.
always comes along and changes the new ways back to the old. The new Mexican
Government asked the Vatican for reparation money for it's involvement in the
Revolution. Rome agreed with the allowance of it's clergy to return to their
former positions. Slowly all the diocese's became once again Roman Catholic
under the command of the pope except Guanajuto. Their bishop held out and
elected it's on successor who was co-consecrated by Archbishop Carlos Duarte
Costa in 1948.
+Carfora, and the Roman bishop of Guanajuato, Bishop Eduardo
Rodriguez stood alone as the lone Mexican native primate. He was invited to
Vatican II where he made friends with Pope John XXI who personally regularized
his orders. Bishop Rodriguez attended and voted at the council. The pope granted
him, as a sign of reconciliation the title of Archbishop of Guanajuato. The
Vatican Cardinals opposed the papal grant. The bishop, while still kneeling
before the Supreme Pontiff asked, “May this see retain it's right of
succession?” the Holy Father simply said, "Granted". It has stuck to
this day. The only bishop in Guanajuato is the MNCC Bishop. Rome has no
Bishop there. It is one of the only stand-alone Apostolic Sees.
We must protect this awesome gift. We are a living piece of History.
The Mexican National Catholic Church is well established in America and functions as an American Catholic Church. The Mexican National Catholic Church or MNCC name is preserved out of Respect for the Bravery of our founding Bishop and our Historical Roots.
Individuals do not need to be Mexican to belong to the Mexican National Catholic Church. Members of the Roman Catholic Church are not necessarily Romans.
Apostolic Blessing From Pope John Paul II
Upon the MNCC
thank The Great Spirit for the Joy and Good that have come from sharing
the Life of our Brother His Holiness Pope John Paul II. His Holiness
Served Faithfully as the Bishop of Rome and Spiritual Leader of our
Brothers and Sisters in the Roman Catholic Church.
His Holiness Pope John Paul II left his Corporal body behind at 9:37 PM on April 2, 2005.
The World has been diminished by the physical loss but all on Earth Appreciate that Humanity has another Advocate in Heaven.
His Holiness Pope John Paul II inspired Roman Catholics and the Faithful of other Religious Denominations to seek a Mutual Understanding that would supersede Theological Differences for the Benefit of All.
The MNCC is Different from other Churches
Priests may marry and have families
Birth Control is a Private Family and/or a Medical Decision
Individuals may divorce and remarry
Priests who have left other Catholic Churches because they fell in love and married may join the Mexican National Catholic Church if they are otherwise fit to Serve and the Bishop Approves their Service
The Archdiocese of Native America of the Mexican National Catholic Church has a "Zero Tolerance Policy" with regard to Child Molesters. Child Molesters will be turned over to local authorities for Criminal Prosecution and Excommunicated Immediately if conviction.
The ANAMNCC has a "Zero Tolerance Policy" with regard to Substance Abuse by Priests, Nuns and/or Brothers. Substance abusers will be removed from Service pending their demonstrated and total rehabilitation.
The ANAMNCC has a "Zero Tolerance Policy" with regard to Sexual Harassment, Embezzlement, Criminal Activity, Verbal or Physical Abuse by Priests, Nuns or Brothers.
The ANAMNCC will Ordain Priests after requirements are met. Priests of the Diocese must have a BA, MA and Doctoral Degree prior to Ordination. Priests must submit fingerprints for a Criminal Background Check, Credit Check, and investigation of their Character. All Candidates for Priesthood must complete two years in a Mentorship Program prior to Ordination. The Mentorship Program may be done concurrently with Doctoral Studies.
The ANAMNCC will not accept Donations or Money from ordinary individuals. Individuals are encouraged to use their funds for the benefit of their own families or to make contributions directly to those in need.
The ANAMNCC will accept donations from Institutions, Companies, Governments, Individuals of extreme and extraordinary wealth and from Estates.
The ANAMNCC has no income, budget or treasury. It is our hope to keep our Mission as Spiritual as possible.
Members of the ANAMNCC are encouraged to Live with Joy and with Gratitude and to Pray by saying, "Thank You" instead of "Give Me".
The ANAMNCC does not build Churches. Congregations are encouraged to meet in the open or in private homes for Services. Large Congregations may wish to build and to maintain multi-purpose buildings that will serve to:
house the temporarily homeless
act as schools during the day and in the evening
serve as food banks to feed the hungry
act as free clinics for immunizations and for general medical care
serve as senior centers
serve as child care centers
serve as occupational training centers
The Tabernacle and Altar should occupy a small section overlooking the Services being provided to the Congregation and to those in need. God, as a Spirit, does not take up much space.
Churches should be decorated with style and taste while avoiding the use of Gold, Precious Stones and similar items that wring resources from the community that could be better used to help those in need.
The Great Spirit, God, is Honored by our Gratitude and Love. God has no need for Man made splendor.
Statues and Paintings of the Resurrection should replace the Crucifix and symbols of Jesus's Passion and Death. We know that Jesus Died for our Sins but we need to focus on His Message of Love and that Life is Eternal.