For decades, Count Don Rutherford Cardinal Johnson has been a leader in humanitarian and charitable work on local, national, and global levels.

As Imperial Patriarch of St. Stephen, he is primarily active in the Patriarchate's humanitarian wing, the Walsingham Guard, and through Global Ecclesial Charities. He also supports the Imperial Patriarchate's outreach ministry to Scouting.

The Cardinal also has supported a wide variety of charitable endeavors, including children's healthcare, food banks, orphanages, shelters for battered women, the needs of veterans, cultural education, sports and athletics, children's literacy, and the arts in order to transform the lives of as many people around the world as possible for the better.

Don Rutherford provides leadership and guidance, enabling the ministry and humanitarian work of others. He has a unique ability to identify and bring together people of diverse talents to meet charitable needs. He also believes in leading from the front and takes a hands-on approach towards service to others.

1600 Pandas World Tour - Raising awareness
and money for panda habitats.




Swearing in at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy
New London, Connecticut


Authored Works


Humanitarian Service






Walsingham Guard

Global Economics

Global Ecclesial Charities


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The Anglo-Italian Imperial Religious and Military Patriarchate in memory of St. Stephen, Old Holy Roman Church of the English Rite, is an ancient, autonomous, semi-autocephalous Imperial 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 Imperial 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.