"Building up the Kingdom of God"

       National Catholic Apostolic Church

   in the United States    


Our Primate

Bishop Michel J. Pugin

The Most Reverend Michel Joseph Pugin, O.S.B.

The Most Reverend Michel J. Pugin, O.S.B. is a Benedictine Monk of the Congregation of Solemnes and is the founder and first Primate Bishop of Catholic Church in America, along with the Most Reverend Kenneth C. Rosato who was a young priest at the time.  In 2014 the Church took on a new name and is now called the National Catholic Apostolic Church in the United States (non-Roman).

Bishop Michel, is a cradle catholic and his love for God and the Church has made him what he is today, a man filled with compassion and love for all of God’s creation. Born and raised in French Canada, in the Province of Quebec. 

Bishop Michel holds a Bachelor of Philosophy from the University of Ottawa and a Licentiate in Theology from the Washington Theological Institute. Bishop Michel made his Solem Perpetual Vows as a Benedictine in 1982. He was ordained a priest in 1983 and raised to the Episcopacy in 1993. 

He has been a pastor, professor, chaplain, lecturer and spiritual Director/Counselor. He was also on the Board of Directors for the first hospice for AIDS/HIV persons in Ottawa, Canada, in the mid 80's. 

Bishop Michel is following the call of the Lord in devoting his God-given energy in promoting peace and harmony. Recently he has done so through Temple Adath Or, Center for Jewish Renewal and JAM, which promotes peace between Jews, Christians & Muslims in South Florida.

In 2010, Bishop Michel traveled to Haiti after the terrible devastating earthquake to help restore RENMEN Foundation and to be a spiritual father to the children.

Bishop Michel continues to travel mostly to Central and South America, Africa and Europe establishing and building up the Kingdom of God, in following the prayer of Jesus;               "That they might all be one, as you and I Father are one."