I would like to add to this post. Imani Temple is part of the old/independent Catholic church.The Old Catholic church dates back to the First Vatican Council in 1870 and How Rome Views The Old Catholic/ Independent Church is Valid and so Yes Imani Temple is a Valid Catholic church With Valid orders and with Valid Sacraments along with any other Old Catholic church.Please read below of what I have posted this comes from The Roman catholic Cannon and thus it is church law and many Roman catholic priest/Bishops do not want the laymember of the church to know this part of church law and what Pope John Paul II ratified and ordered and then there are some Roman Catholic Clergy who just dont know.But I can say this we Roman catholics/Old Catholic/independent catholics need to stop pointing and saying who is or is not catholic but we need to start being a true church and stop pointing and start teaching Gods word as well as doing Gods word .if any of you would like to email me about this please do also I invite all of you to stop by the National Old Catholic churches websites @ anytime @ www.thenationaloldcatholicchurch.org and or the-nationaloldcatholicchurch.org my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
and as always be blessed!
At the Vatican on 16 June 2000, Pope John Paul II ratified and ordered the publication of Dominus Iesus. This Declaration of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith was signed and published by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI) in August of the same year.
In this Declaration, the Romanan Catholic Church recognizes the validity of Orders and Sacraments of Old Catholic denominations:
“The Churches which, while not existing in perfect communion with the [Roman] Catholic Church, remain united to her by means of the closest bonds, that is, by apostolic succession and a valid Eucharist, are true particular Churches.”
“Therefore, these separated Churches and communities as such … have by no means been deprived of significance and importance in the mystery of salvation. For the Spirit of Christ has not refrained from using them as means of salvation which derive their efficacy from the very fullness of grace and truth entrusted to the Catholic Church.” IV. Unicity and Unity of the Church, 17
Catholic Almanac - 1974
“The Roman Church recognizes the validity of Old Catholic Orders and other Sacraments.” (Felician A. Roy, OFM, p. 368)
The Pastoral Companion – A Canon Law Handbook for Catholic Ministry – Third Edition by John M. Huels,J.C.D. page 335
“The principal condition is that these sacraments can be received only from validly ordained ministers. These are ministers who belong to “churches that have preserved the substance of the Eucharistic teaching, the sacraments of orders, and apostolic succession” This would include all Eastern non - Catholic churches, the Polish National Church, Old Catholic, and Old Roman Catholic.
“We have no reason to doubt that the Old Catholic Orders are valid. The Apostolic Succession does not depend on obedience to the See of Peter, but rather on the objective line of succession from Apostolic sources, the proper matter and form, and the proper intention … likewise Old Catholic bishops are bishops in Apostolic Succession … The Old Catholics, like the Orthodox, possess a valid priesthood.” (William J. Whalan, pp. 204,248)
Rights and Responsibilities: A Catholic’s Guide to the New Code of Canon Law
“Catholics may receive the Eucharist, penance, or anointing from sacred ministers of Catholic denominations whose Holy Orders are considered valid by the Romanan Catholic Church. This includes all Eastern Orthodox priests, as well as priests of the Old Catholic or Polish National Church.” (Thomas P. Doyle, O.P., p. 44)
d Catholic/ Independent Church is as follows and is