Scriptorium of the Celtic Catholic Church USA


The Celtic Catholic Church USA encourages its clergy, religious, and laity to contribute thoughtful articles, essays, reviews, and other similar content.  To read any entries from the Scriptorium, simply click on the title of each entry.


Canons and Scriptures of the CCCUSA - pdf file


Celtic Spirituality - History, Qualities, Relevance


Celtic Scriptoriums and Monasticism – A History

The Light Burns On - The Struggles and Triumphs of Celtic Christianity


The Life and Teachings of Saint Morgan of Wales
+Taoiseach Thomas Faulkenbury
Saint Morgan was, primarily, a Christian ethicist and moralist who sought practical applications of the Christian virtues to daily life. His theological concepts are grounded in attempting to balance faith and works in that way which is reflected in the Epistle of St. James and epitomized and by the life of Christ. Learn more about this remarkable Celtic contemporary of Augustine of Hippo who dares to challenge the notion of "original sin".


Universalism in the Christian and Celtic Tradition

+Taoiseach Thomas Faulkenbury
Modern labels can divert, dilute, or even distort ancient understandings. A clear example would be "universalism" as hotly bantered about among today's Christians versus its relatively stable meaning extending back to some of the earliest recorded Old Testament writings. Bishop Faulkenbury defines the two major notions of "universalism" held in Christendom and traces forward to modern times the concept's perceptive evolution or, perhaps more accurately put, devolution.


And God Said It Was Good

+Taoiseach Thomas Faulkenbury
Introducing the Celtic ecological alternative to the Augustinian domination of nature.


The Theology of St. John Scotus Eriugena

+Tanaiste James Allister

Bishop Allister concisely articulates the complex theology of Saint John Scotus Eriugena who, with Saint Morgan of Wales, is one of the two pillars of Celtic theologians.


Sayings of the Celtic Saints

Throughout the pre-reformation history of the Celtic Christian Church, her servants often demonstrated a profound understanding of many things. In this collection of quotations you'll encounter much holy, reverential, and occasionally practical wisdom.


Earth - The Original Monastery

Noted spiritual and theological writer Christine Valters Painter paints a wise portrait of how, for the Celts, the Earth and Nature were and are the 'First Scripture' in our holy world.