[quote=Montie Claunch]I would have thought that that would have been just as likly for Jospeh Stalin to house a Pope and hould a Christmas mass in red square. Where did you hear this? I have a hard time beleiveing what I am reading.
*How did the Liberal Catholic Church come into existence? *The Liberal Catholic Church sprang from the Dutch Old Catholic Church. The Dutch Church became separated from Rome after giving refuge to a group of accused heretics called Jansenists, who were being persecuted by the Jesuits. The Dutch Church later began to be called "Old Catholic” when other European Catholic Churches joined with it as a result of the “new” dogma of Papal Infallibility declared in the First Vatican Council. The Liberal Catholic Church came into existence as the result of a complete reorganization in 1917-1918 of the Old Catholic movement in Great Britain upon a more liberal basis.
This is from www.liberalcatholic.org/about/faq.asp.
Does anyone else know about why the Old Catholics would give refuge to the Jansenists?
Thanks for your help with this!