The Order of Corporate Reunion was incorporated in the State of Missouri by Peter Paul Brennan, Bertil Persson, Francis Spataro, and Michael Kline in 2010.
In order to safeguard the Order from potential usurpation, these bishops chose to incorporate the Order under Chapter 352 of the Missouri Revised Statues, meaning that instead of merely filing the standard incorporation paperwork with the Secretary of State, these bishops had to submit a petition to the Circuit Court requesting the granting of a Charter to the Order. The Circuit Court approved their request for a charter in January 2010.
There are two other organizations that claim the title "The Order of Corporate Reunion." Certain elements within these organizations propose arguments in favor of their claims. It would be injudicious to engage with their arguments.
The following points are a matter of record:
(1) all claimants recognize that Peter Paul Brennan was the Prime Bishop or Universal Primate;
(2) the corporation formed by Peter Paul Brennan, Bertil Persson, Francis Spataro, and Michael Kline in 2010 has clearly defined protocols for succession outlined in Article VIII of the Articles of Agreement filed with the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri;
(3) in accordance with the protocols set forth in Article VIII of the Articles of Agreement filed with the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri, upon the death of Peter Paul Brennan, Michael Kline was appointed Prime Bishop of the Order of Corporate Reunion by the administrators and executors of the corporation identified by name in Article VIII;
(4) of the four original incorporators, three are still living, and all three of them (Bertil Persson, Francis Spataro, and Michael Kline) recognize Richard Cumming as the Universal Primate of the Order of Corporate Reunion.
We extend peace and goodwill to all men. We hope for peace and reconciliation among all Christians, especially among those who wish to undertake the work of the Order of Corporate Reunion.
The dissident elements to whom we have referred are divided into two camps: one camp professes a commitment to theological orthodoxy; whereas the other camp represents a radical departure from theological orthodoxy, consisting chiefly of bishops who are engaged either in homosexual relationships or in heterosexual cohabitation relationships outwith the bond of Holy Matrimony.
As a Roman Catholic society founded under the patronage of His Holiness Pope Pius IX in order to reconcile the Anglican Church to the Holy Roman Church, we are bound by the teaching of the Holy Roman Church and therefore cannot endorse these clear departures from Catholic doctrine. Continuing in full communion with the Roman Pontiff, we will continue to stand for what the Church has always taught, everywhere, at all times, in all places.
Those who wish to stand with us on the foundation of apostolic doctrine are most welcome.
The Incorporators of the Order of Corporate Reunion:
Bertil Persson, Peter Paul Brennan, Francis Spataro, Michael Kline