Old Catholic Pauilsts Clergy
The Old Catholic Order of Paul the Apostle does not pay its Clergy any salary or stipends. Stipends or fees may be earned through ministry work, with the prior approval of the Superior General. All Clergy are to be “self-sustaining” and must provide for their own station in life; i.e., secular job. Part of the application process will determine a candidate’s financial ability to support his personal life, family obligations, and ministry.
Clergy of the Old Catholic Order of Paul the Apostle are not employees of the Order; they are Members. Clergy are considered to be "Independent Contractors". The Order shall be held harmless for the actions and statements of its members.
As Traditional Catholics, the Order does not Ordain or Incardinate homosexual men; as we beleive that homosexuality is a grave sin, and is therefore an automatic disqualifier for the Priesthood.
We accept applications for Incardination Old Catholic Priests who have been Ordained by a Bishop holding valid Apostolic Succession. The Priest should have been Odained at least 3 years prior to Incardination, and must show an active ministry. We only Incardinate Priest who live and serve in the United States.
We do not allow for dual-membership with any other jurisdiction, as we feel that an Old Catholic Paulist Priest must dedicate his entire service to the faithful through the Old Catholic Order of Paul the Apostle. As our Lord stated, “No one can serve two masters”. (Matt 6:24)
If you are an Old Catholic Priest who feels Called to serve as an Old Catholic Paulist Priest, please feel free to "Contact Us", and the Order’s Superior General will contact you to discuss your Vocation.
The Old Catholic Order of Paul the Apostle does not offer a Clergy Formation Program, or Seminary.
This Order only Incardinates previously Ordained Catholic Priests;
(i.e., Old Catholic, Roman Catholic, Anglican, Orthodox, etc.)
who live and serve in the United States.
(For legal and jurisdictional control, we can not Incardinate Priests from outside the United States.)