Office of Vicar General Communiqué

St. John Neumann, 2021

Dear Brother Bishops,

The Peace be our Lord be with all of you!

The Most Reverend Joseph A. Vellone has directed the official communication of the following:

  1. Bishop Michael A. Goddard, also known as Bishop John Patrick, is forbidden from using the following titles: Vicar for Clergy, Director of Metropolitan Tribunal, or Chancellor of the North American Old Roman Catholic Church, Utrecht Succession, effective immediately.
  2. Any attempt to convene a meeting and/or adopt resolutions without the specific approval of Archbishop Joseph A. Vellone or the Most Reverend Ivan Castañeda, Vicar General, are considered actionable crimes of canonical disobedience and are illicit, null and void.

Any questions concerning this Official Communication should be directed to the Office of Vicar General, at 510-688-2994.

In the love of Christ.

Most Reverend Ivan Castañeda

Vicar General ,NAORCC Archdiocese of California, Utrecht Succession