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15 January, 2021 (Feria)


After having received credible allegations, reviewing evidence, relevant documents and information, first hand eye-witness testimonies, and in prayerful consultation with Archdiocesan officers and other professionals, pursuant to the Code of Canon Law of the North American Old Roman Catholic Church, I hereby impose upon

Most Rev. Michael A. Goddard, aka Most Rev. John Patrick

(Pastor, Church of Christ the King, Director, Christ the King Health Care Ministries)

An immediate


being the deprivation of all ministry, and exercise of any act of spiritual or ordinary jurisdiction of any manner; from all sacramental and episcopal ministry, from all public ministry of any type, and from any and all episcopal, ministerial, and canonical acts, within the North American Old Roman Catholic Church-Utrecht Succession, Archdiocese of California, until such time as this SUSPENSION FERENDAE SENTENTIAE is revoked by myself, by my successor, or by the Primate of the North American Old Roman Catholic Church.

I hereby direct that notice of this SUSPENSION FERENDAE SENTENTIAE be given to Michael A. Goddard, aka John Patrick forthwith, and that copies thereof be expeditiously sent to every Bishop of this Church exercising ordinary jurisdiction.

In Nomine Christi,

Most Rev. Joseph A. Vellone, D.D.

Metropolitan Archbishop, NAORCC Archdiocese of California, Utrecht Succession

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