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Liberal Catholic Church

To: alt.magick
From: John A. Johnson
Subj: Liberal Catholic Church (LCC) (0000.lcchrch.jaj)
Date: unknown

Quoting: | (Peggy Brown) and |>himself

|>By "the" Catholic Church you surely mean the Roman Catholic Church.
|>The LCC regards the RC church as pretty degenerate because the changes
|>in ritual have resulted in a loss of magickal efficacy.
|What exactly is the LCC?

I'll quote from "An Introduction to The Liberal
Catholic Church," by Parry & Rivett, published by St. Alban's Press:

The Liberal Catholic Church arose from the musty religious atmosphere
of the beginning of this century as a reformed part of the Church
Catholic, whithin which thinking and seeking men and women could gain
new and deeper insight into the nature of things, free from a stretched
credulity forn of the unyielding presure of dogma and the restrictive
literalism of most churces, and free from the mummification of religious
thought and worship which is the product of formalism and habit.  In
this Church, too, they could worship in joy, unimpeded by the morbid
sense of personal guilt and insignificance, and that fear of a
wrathful Father, which ahve coloured the Christian ethos for so
many centuries.

Other points to be found in this tract:

The LCC endorses scientific psychology and parapsychology, and
accepts mysticism and agnosticism as valid states of mind.  It
also "recognises those common doctrines and the mystical experiences
and revel which can be discerned within all the great religions of
the world."

John A. Johnson,
a nonChristian psychologist
I speak neither for Penn State nor for the Liberal Catholic Church

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