1. All clergy seeking incardination must undergo all procedures
currently required for Postulants for Holy Orders. These include, but
may not be limited to:
a) Full background investigation conducted by Oxford Document Management.
b) Full psychological evaluation and profile conducted by a licensed
clinical psychologist or psychiatrist.
2. Candidates accepted for incardination, immediately upon their
acceptance for incardination, have their faculties and privileges
restricted to the level of Acolyte if they held Orders above Acolyte.
If they were in Minor Orders at the Order of Acolyte or lower, then
they retain their present Order's faculties and privileges. This
period of probation lasts a minimum of one year, but may be extended
as needed by episcopal authority.
3. During the incardinated cleric's period of probation, he will be
required to take any formation and continuing education courses
deemed necessary. This includes demonstrating proficiency in the
liturgy used by the ARRCC and, at the discretionary of his
jurisdictional bishop, may include being required to take the General
Liturgical Examination. All incardinated clergy must demonstrate
faciliarity with and proficiency in the liturgy and practices of this
4. Faculties and privileges may be restored one Order at a time, or
all at once, at the discretion of episcopal authority. There is no
guarantee of the restoration of faculties and privileges.
5. If, however, the candidate must be sub-conditionally ordained, all
clerical privileges and faculties are suspended until said ordination