The Rational Catholic Church is a Rationalistic
church for freethinkers. (Rationalism is the belief that
reason is the basis for establishment of religious
truth, not revelation or authority [Bible, Pope or
Church], Freethought means forming ideas about
religion without regard to dogma.)
We are part of the Universal Life Church and hold
to its two tenets, to promote freedom of religion
and to do that which is right. We are not exclusive,
you can join our church and still be a member of
another religion. We believe in the equality of
women and men and will ordain anyone who will uphold
the beliefs and values of the church. All our
clergy are also to be ordained by the Universal
We believe in contraception and reproductive
responsibility. No one should have children they
are unable to care for, support and educate.
Everyone should be informed on methods of
contraception and should use them as needed to
prevent conception of children who are unwanted
or would grow up without the benefit of a loving
family, or who would suffer poverty, deprivation,
or other serious disadvantages.
What you believe about the nature of the Divine,
the Universal Presence, is a personal matter, not
dictated by the church. But we do follow the
teaching of Jesus, not to be hypocrites who pray
to be seen by other people, and if we pray and
worship, it should be in private. Prayer and worship
are not part of our public religious practice, which
consists primarily of discussions of how we can be
better people, more caring and responsible.
Discussions of how to improve our environment, our
lives, our educational system, our health and
welfare, are also important. God neither needs nor
craves our worship and prayer, but these are only
for our own solace or improvement.
Unlike most other liberal religious groups, we have
a hierarchy of clergy based on the traditions of
the Catholic, Orthodox and Anglican communions.
The church is headed by a Matriarch or Patriarch,
who appoints a Primate or Archbishop for each region.
The Primates appoint Bishops for provinces and
Suffragan Bishops for cities or districts and the
Bishops appoint Priests (Rectors, Vicars and
Chaplains) for local parishes, barangays or
institutions. The Matriarch or Patriarch is
elected by the Council of Bishops (all Bishops
including Primates and Suffragan Bishops), elections
are to be held as needed, but at least every five
See our old Geocities webpage at
Join our church by joining our internet Group:
Rational Catholic Church Group
There are links to more information on our church
and other liberal religious groups at both our
webpage and our group page.
Write for more information to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Right Reverend Mike Nassau, Bishop of Bicol
Acting Primate for the Philippines March 3, 2004 C.E.