His Eminence Mgr. Archprc. Rutherford Cardinal Johnson-Etruria-di Daniell, Count of Sainte Animie is Patriarch of St. Stephen, Anglican Rite Roman Catholic Church, a traditional Old Roman Catholic religious and military personal patriarchate with Anglican patrimony that operates non-parochially and focuses on its mandate of mission, service, and charity. A successor to the spiritual and temporal legacy of Pope Leo X in Florence, Rome, and England, the patriarchate is also descended from the ancient Roman Catholic See of Utrecht, which was granted independence by the Holy See in 1145, and from the Catholic See of Canterbury, England. The Cardinal was born in the Southern United States and confirmed in the Roman Communion. His priestly formation began as a youth and continued through his formal secular education. Mgr. Rutherford possesses a diverse, multi-disciplinary education. He holds the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics with honor and Master of Science in Economics from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Kentucky, and Doctorates of Sacred Theology and Canon Law from Pontifical Georgian College, the Patriarchate's principal seminary. He is an economics professor and former university chaplain, and also serves as Regent of Pontifical Georgian College. As an author, he has written several books and many articles for scientific journals.

An Eagle Scout with Bronze Palm in the Boy Scouts of America, the Cardinal has earned Wood Badge beads, the emblem of the premier training program within the World Brotherhood of Scouting. He remains active in service and philanthropy, supporting various charitable outreach programs and apostolates. His interests include music, high altitude mountaineering, equestrian, and sailing. He was a member of the Explorers Club for a decade and has been honored by the Governors of Kentucky and Alabama with the honorary rank of Colonel and by the Governor of Texas with the honorary rank of Admiral for his leadership and service. He also was awarded the U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award Gold Medal and the Lifetime Achievement Award by the President of the United States. He has also received awards and decorations from various European states and houses.

The Cardinal served as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. He participated in homeland defense efforts during the Global War on Terrorism and is a plankowner (founding member) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. As part of his ministry in the Patriarchate of St. Stephen, he serves in the Walsingham Guard, the humanitarian wing of the Patriarchate with a military heritage dating back to 1190 in Acre during the Crusades. By virtue of his office, he holds the honorary rank of First Marshal of the Patriarchate. He also holds several uniformed service qualifications, including patrol boat operations, navigation, signals operations, search and rescue, and flood rescue operations.

Being of Anglo-Norman and Franco-Italian descent, His Eminence's own heritage parallels the Roman and English ecclesiastical heritage of the Church he shepherds. In addition to English, the Cardinal speaks his principal ancestral languages of Italian and French, as well as Spanish, German, and Latin.


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The Religious and Military Patriarchate of St. Stephen, Old Holy Roman Church of the English Rite, is an ancient, autonomous, semi-autocephalous traditional Old Roman Catholic Patriarchate with Anglican patrimony descended from the Roman Catholic See of Utrecht. The See of Utrecht has remained independent since 1145, when the Holy See in Rome granted autonomy. Modernly known as the Anglican Rite Roman Catholic Church (ARRCC), the Patriarchate is faithful to the magisterium of eternal Rome and the eternal One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic, and Roman Church. Although administratively independent, the See embraces as brethren other Catholic and Anglican bodies, such as the current Roman Communion (commonly referred to as the Roman Catholic Church), the Anglican Ordinariate, and the Anglican Communion.