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Celtic Cross Ministry Inc.



Code of Ethics


For all members of our Clergy & Seminarians of the

















and the


Celtic Cross Foundation of Ministry of the Celtic Templar Rite of Churches and Ministries



Is composed of Clergy, each working as an agent unto


themselves in their respective Congregations and Parishes.



We remind all Clergy that the Celtic Cross Foundation of Ministry is under the jurisdictional standards of

National and International Law



All Clergy answer to their respective Priests and Bishops and all answer to


the Patriarch of the Celtic Cross Foundation of Ministry.



All complaints are dealt with severely.



The Celtic Cross Foundation of Ministry


reminds all ministers working as Pastoral Counselors


that confidentially is not extended in all cases to ministers, even


with the seal of confession is at stake.


A minister may be summoned to


court and ordered to divulge what has been told to him/her even in a


counseling session. There is no law or blanket exemption which


protects a minister from that order. There is a privilege, which


exists and can be taken away at any time, at the discretion of the courts.



We remind everyone that it is unethical and may be


illegal to engage in sexual contact with a client or person under


your care and this extends to people within your church, where you


are seen as an authority figure.



We also strongly remind any


minister who hears about abuse or a crime even in a counseling


session that they are obligated to report it to the proper authorities.




We also remind any minister that illegal behavior


is not now and never will be condoned


and if an allegation is put forth we will


investigate the allegation to the best of our abilities in a fair


and ethical manner, and if necessary, take steps to resolve this,


even if it means taking away the credentials of ministry issued by


the Holy See and returning them to laity.



In an effort to maintain fairness,


and to exclude those allegations which


are merely devices to place shame upon a minister or brought in a


manner which is clearly malicious, slanderous or libelous,


the following will be adhered to:



All persons making an allegation,


whether by email, postal mail, telephone or in person,


must identify themselves using their true


name. Proof of identity will be required.



All persons making an allegation must provide their true address,


telephone number and email address. These will be verified.



Anonymous allegations and complaints will not be accepted.


If the person who is making an allegation does not have the courage of


their convictions in order to properly identify themselves, then


the allegation or complaint will be viewed as lacking substance, merit and credibility.



Allegations or complaints of a nature so serious that they may


require immediate action will be forwarded to the proper authorities without delay.



During the course of the investigation, if any, of a complaint or


allegation against a member of the clergy of this,


the Celtic Cross Foundation of Ministry


assumes no responsibility or liability for the actions of the


clergy member while the matter is being investigated prior to


resolution and while the member remains in ministerial status.



We also remind all Bishops


that being a Bishop does not infer or extend


any special or preferential treatment to them and that the same


rules apply to them as well.



This policy will be strictly adhered to, without exception.


By official Order


of the


Celtic Cross Ministry Inc. Board of Directors,


Celtic Cross Conclave of International Independent Catholic and Christian Bishops

and the

Abbesses Council of the Celtic Cross Saint Scholastica Sisterhood



Mandated by the


Patriarch of the Celtic Templar Rite and the Celtic Cross Church & Ministry


H.E., The Very Rev. Dr., Patriarch +++Andrew Moses Brendan Patrick


D.D., Th.D., M.R.Php., B.D.


C.C.F.M., O.S.A., O.S.P., S.O.E., S.O.S.B.N.B.


of the


Global Headquarters of Celtic Cross Ministry


and any and all subsidiary divisions of said church and ministry.



To take affect immediately as of


March , 3rd, 2009

















Electronically signed by the affixed Official Episcopal Coat of Arms

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