"Building up the Kingdom of God"

       National Catholic Apostolic Church

   in the United States    

(Non-Roman)

About us

Carlos Duarte Costa

WHO ARE WE?

NCACUS is a part of the Catholic and Apostolic Church founded by    Our Lord Jesus Christ, and so long as everyone keeps their legitimate succession, Sacraments are administered validly. 

We profess the Athanasius, Nicene and Apostles Creeds and believe in the statements of the first seven Ecumenical Councils of Christendom. We accept that the Bishop of Rome (the Pope) is the "Primus inter Pares" (first among equals) in the Catholic Church who sits in the Chair of Saint Peter. 

 We believe that the power of the Church rests on the authority of the bishops assembled in council.

1.- NCACUS believes that the seven Sacraments are of divine institution. 

2.- We reject Arianism and other heresies condemned by the Church that violate Catholic doctrine.                                                                        

3.- We believe that the Blessed Virgin Mary  is truly the Mother of God, the "Theotok√≥s", through whom our Savior Jesus Christ was born into the world; She has strong intercessory power and we seek her prayers and intercession on behalf of ourselves, the Church and the world.

4.- We believe in a married male priesthood, but value celibacy as a gift of the Holy Spirit that He gives to some.                                        

5.-We believe in the veneration of sacred images and relics of Saints. 

6.- We believe that life begins at conception and therefore reject the act of abortion as a means to end human life.                                              

7.- We believe that the use of contraceptives as a birth control is part of the freedom of conscience of the individual.

8.- We are a Catholic family of faith having jurisdiction within the territories of the United States, Italy, Colombia, Cuba and the Dominican Republic.

9.- We are a Sacramental Church, we embrace the fullness of Christianity as expressed in Catholic tradition; we uphold the teachings of the faith, which was handed down to us by the Apostles through Jesus Christ; we profess One Holy Catholic and Apostolic faith, as expressed in the undivided Church Councils.

10.- We hold a valid Apostolic Succession from Dom Carlos Duarte Costa, who was the Roman Catholic Bishop of the Titular See of Maura and the Ordinary of Botucatu, Brazil. Dom Carlos Duarte Costa founded the Igreja Catolica Apostolica Brasileira on July 6, 1945, then the Church began to spread to other nations.