Polish National Catholic Church of America

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Denominational Profile

Notes

The Polish National Catholic Church of America is an independent Old Catholic jurisdiction founded in the 1890s by former members of the Roman Catholic Church of Polish ancestry under the leadership of Bishop Francis Hodur.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1925 67 71 84,000
1929 94 102 101,000
1933 - 106 99,550
1935 111 126 150,000
1937 - 146 189,620
1944 - 146 250,000
1946 - - 250,000
1951 147 156 265,879
1954 141 156 265,879
1956 142 157 250,000
1957 144 157 267,418
1958 - 157 271,316
1960 141 162 282,411
2002 147 145 60,000
2003 154 - 60,000
2004 137 126 60,000
2008 127 126 60,000

Data were taken from the National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. Denomination descriptions provided by Dr. J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion (ISAR). [More information on data sources]