Independent Catholic


The Independent Catholic Ordinariate is a personal Ordinariate in the independent Catholic tradition without territorial jurisdiction, under the patronage of Saint Oscar Romero. We are deeply committed to progressive Catholic life framed through the lens of liberation theology.

Our Beliefs

As an independent Catholic institution we derive our theological, ecclesial, liturgical and canonical understanding of ourselves from the larger Catholic tradition remaining part of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church with theological and pastoral praxis found in the Old Catholic Churches and Independent Sacramental Movement. We are formed by Decree of the Governing Council, who have established an Apostolic Constitution and Canons.

Our Ordinary

The Most Reverend +John Paul Luft, StSA

"Cum Deus Multo Minus Est"

Elected and ordained the first Ordinary, by the Governing Council in July of 2020, Bishop +John has served as Pastor of Saint Anne Independent Catholic Church since 2017 and is a prelate of the Advocates of Saint Sebastian, a religious society of apostolic life. Bishop John has been in public ministry for 12 years, having been trained as a clinical chaplain serving hospitals and hospice agencies in Texas. Bishop John was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas where he earned his bachelors degree in Biblical & Theological Studies and went onto Graduate Theological Studies at Washington Theological Union (DC) and Brite Divinity School (TCU). Bishop John lives in Fort Worth, Texas with his husband, of 8 years.


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Parish Communities



Saint Anne Independent Catholic Church & Pro-Cathedral (Fort Worth)

Mission Parish - Santa Adelina (River Oaks)


Parroquia San Oscar Romero (Alameda)


Federal District

Mission Parish - El Senor de las Juventudes (Bogota)