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The Rational Universal Church (Iglesya Unibersál Rasyonál) 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.)

The Rational Universal Church (previously named the Rational Catholic Church) is not in any way affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. We fully support the corrections to the errors of the Roman Catholic Church by the Old Catholic Church. We fully support the work of Gregorio Aglipay in separating the Philippine Independent Church (Iglesia Filipina Independiente) [Trinitarian] and the Independent Church of Filipino Christians [Unitarian] from the Church of Rome. Our position is more liberal than these traditional, Christocentric churches, however, and we are more in harmony with the Unitarian Church, which we would encourage our members to attend in the absence of one of our own churches.

While we have no creed to which members must subscribe, we do adhere to the teaching of our mother church, the Universal Life Church (ULC). The two tenets of the ULC are to promote freedom of religion and to do that which is right.

We do believe in and practice complete equality of men and women, either men or women can hold any office of the church, ordination is open to all who will uphold our church and its values. We are Catholic [not Roman Catholic] in our hierarchy, headed by a matriarch or patriarch, with a primate (archbishop) for each region, a bishop for each province (suffragan bishops may be appointed for cites or districts) and priests [rectors, vicars or chaplains] for each parish, barangay or institution (Monsignors, high priests or high priestesses may be appointed for a combination of parishes). The Patriarch is elected by the Council of Bishops, bishops are appointed by the Primate and priests (rectors, vicars and chaplains) are appointed by the bishops. All bishops are members of the Council of Bishops, elections will be held as needed, but at least every five years. The Council shall also elect a president pro tempore, who will be in charge whenever the Patriarch is unable or not available, and who will call elections when needed.

Contraception and family planning are encouraged, members are expected to be responsible and to have no children they are not able to support, care for and educate. Anyone opposing the use and dissemination of contraception is not in harmony with our church. Every member should be informed as to effective contraception and should teach their children to be responsible in avoiding unwanted conception.

While we do not advocate abortion as a means of family planning, we recognize it is worse to bring a child into a life of poverty and deprivation than it is to get an abortion and we respect the right of those who need an abortion to get it. Anyone actively opposing abortion rights is definitely not in harmony with our church.

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.

The Rational Universal Church of the Philippines (Iglesya Unibersál Rasyonál sa Pilipinas) is an independent church. It is historically connected with the Catholic Congregation Without Dogma with its world headquarters in Caithness, Scotland, headed by Prince-Cardinal Michael, who consecrated our first bishop. This connection was severed on March 6, 2004, and the name of the Church was changed from "Catholic Congregation Without Dogma of the Philippines" to "Rational Universal Church of the Philippines". You can find the website for the world headquarters of
The Catholic Congregation Without Dogma at

The Catholic Congregation Without Dogma was formed by ministers of the Universal Life Church with its world headquarters in Modesto, California. We maintain this connection, all of our clergy are also ordained by the ULC.

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Some here are infiltrating TalkJesus with this trash and it should be not only ignored , but cast from amoung us ! If anyone here has been contacted or influinced to look into this kind of teaching [ The Universal Church ] please contact Chad and let him know . God will continue to protect TalkJesus from all of satans subtle trickery . Peace . MikeT4G
 
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Quote...While we do not advocate abortion as a means of family planning, we recognize it is worse to bring a child into a life of poverty and deprivation than it is to get an abortion and we respect the right of those who need an abortion to get it. Anyone actively opposing abortion rights is definitely not in harmony with our church.


Amen brother: there are to many married, or even common law people in the world... looking for a child of their own, to have this slaughter of the unborn. Before abortion we had many many orphans, and Gods word tells us to help them. But we are living in an age of bible prophecy, where it says in the last days men would be lovers of their own selfs. May God have mercy!

God bless
 
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