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The faith, practice, and church order of the Roman Catholic Church,
  1. The faith, practice, and church order of the Roman Catholic Church

  2. Adherence to the forms of Christian doctrine and practice which are generally regarded as Catholic rather than Protestant or Eastern Orthodox

  1. the beliefs and practices of a Catholic Church
  2. (catholic) free from provincial prejudices or attachments; "catholic in one's tastes"
  3. Catholicism is a broad term for the body of the Catholic faith, its theologies and doctrines, its liturgical, ethical, spiritual, and behavioral characteristics, as well as a religious people as a whole.
  4. The Church of France, sometimes called the "eldest daughter of the Church" owing to its early and unbroken communion (second century) with the bishop of Rome, is part of the worldwide Catholic Church. ...
  5. The word catholic (derived via Late Latin catholicus, from the Greek adjective καθολικός (katholikos), meaning "universal") comes from the Greek phrase καθόλο (kath'holou) meaning "on the whole," "according to the whole" or "in general" and is a combination of the Greek words κατά meaning "about ...
  6. (Catholics (novel)) Catholics is a novel by Brian Moore. It was first published in 1972, and was republished with an introduction by Robert Ellsberg and a series of study questions by Loyola Press in 2006.
  7. (catholic) Universal; all-encompassing; Pertaining to all kinds of people and their range of tastes, proclivities etc
  8. (Catholic) This came from the Greek word Katholikos which means "throughout the whole" or "universal." This implies a world-wide faith, rather than a local one. The Nicene Creed, recited in the churches of many Christian denominations, speaks of "one holy catholic and apostolic church. ...
  9. (CATHOLIC) n.  A cat with a drinking problem.
  10. (Catholic) (contrast with orthodox, compare with ecumenical)
  11. (Catholic) 1. Short for Roman Catholic, a member of the sect of Christendom claiming the greatest numbers and age. Its leadership is centered around the {pope} who has traditionally resided at Vatican City in Rome since the earliest times. <<``Good morning sir; are you a Bible reader? ...
  12. (Catholic) A word derived from the Greek katolikos, and meaning 'general' or 'universal'.... in present-day usage, it is employed of those Christians who claim to be in possession of a historical and continuous tradition of faith and practice, as opposed to Protestants, who tend to find their ...
  13. (Catholic) Broad-minded, liberal
  14. (Catholic) Cemetery - A cemetery set aside for use by Catholics. The ground has been consecrated (blessed) by the Bishop of the Diocese. The Diocese of Hamilton has 14 cemeteries and six mausolea managed by an independent organization known as The Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of Hamilton.
  15. (Catholic) Friends of the JYA. While historically relations between Jews and Catholics have been strained (See the Inquisition, Blood Libel) this has not been the case in recent history.
  16. (Catholic) Greek word for universal. First used in the title Catholic Church in a letter written by St. Ignatius of Antioch to the Christians of Smyrna about 107 A.D.
  17. (Catholic) Professing to be in communion with the One Holy Church of every time and place that has rightly confessed the apostolic teaching.
  18. (Catholic) Register (Toronto), 1, 8 June 1922; 9 Jan. 1954.
  19. (Catholic) Rupert used to attend a catholic primary school.
  20. (Catholic) Selections from OCP, J.S. Paluch & Glory & Praise
  21. (Catholic) This word comes from a Greek word meaning "universal" and may, therefore, be used to apply to all Christians. When it is used this way, it usually begins with a little c. Sometimes it is used with a capital C when the writer means the Roman Catholic Church.
  22. (Catholic) To be open to anyone.
  23. (Catholic) [s] Universal; for everyone. Uppercase, it refers to a Roman Catholic;* but if I don’t use the word Roman before it, I usually mean universal.
  24. (Catholic) a branch of Christianity. Catholics believe that the Pope should be the head of the Church and that the bible should be in Latin. Catholic worship involved colourful festivals and worship of holy relics.
  25. (Catholic) adj. and n. United, universal. Hence the Nicaene Creed, shared in common by nearly all believers, says "I believe in one holy Catholic and Apostolic Church." Today the term denotes one of three distinct branches of Christianity, the other two being Orthodox and Protestant. ...