Downeast Catholic Church
Catholic Church of The Downeast
|Ecclesiastical province||Canton of Acadia|
|Area||37 km2 (14 sq mi)|
- Catholics (including non-members)
|Sui iuris church||Latin Church|
|Established||12 October 2021 (0 years ago)|
|Patron saint||St. Aloysius|
The Downeast Catholic Church is an unofficial claimed religious community of the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church covering all of Misberia. Since it is not recognized by the Catholic Church it acts as a nonprofit Catholic religious organization representing the Catholics in Misberia. Catholics in Misberia are officially served by the Archdiocese of Portland and are encouraged to pay dues and attend in that ecclesiastical province to receive official sacraments. The Downeast Catholic Church is lead by Sakom Archie Birch as its unofficial head of church.
The Downeast Catholic Church has the same main teachings of the Catholic Church, that being God's objective existence; God's interest in individual human beings, who can enter into relations with God (through prayer); the Trinity; the divinity of Jesus; the immortality of the soul of each human being, each one being accountable at death for his or her actions in life, with the award of heaven or hell; the resurrection of the dead; the historicity of the Gospels; and the divine commission of the church. In addition the Roman Catholic Church stresses that since the members, living and dead, share in each other's merits, the Virgin Mary and other saints and the dead in purgatory are never forgotten
In connection with the Roman Catholic church, the church also professes teachings that reflect the Maine culture in the region, with many folklore beliefs mixed in with connections to the earliest catholic faiths within North America and that of the Native American tribes of the Wabanaki Confederacy.