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Definition of Catholic
CatholicCatholic Cath"o*lic (k[a^]th"[-o]*[i^]k), a. [L. catholicus,
Gr. kaqoliko`s, universal, general; kata` down, wholly +
"o`los whole, probably akin to E. solid: cf. F. catholique.]
1. Universal or general; as, the catholic faith.
Men of other countries [came] to bear their part in
so great and catholic a war. --Southey.
Note: This epithet, which is applicable to the whole
Christian church, or its faith, is claimed by Roman
Catholics to belong especially to their church, and in
popular usage is so limited.
2. Not narrow-minded, partial, or bigoted; liberal; as,
3. Of or pertaining to, or affecting the Roman Catholics; as,
the Catholic emancipation act.
Catholic epistles, the epistles of the apostles which are
addressed to all the faithful, and not to a particular
church; being those of James, Peter, Jude, and John. CatholicCatholic Cath"o*lic, n.
1. A person who accepts the creeds which are received in
common by all parts of the orthodox Christian church.
2. An adherent of the Roman Catholic church; a Roman
Old Catholic, the name assumed in 1870 by members of the
Roman Catholic church, who denied the ecumenical character
of the Vatican Council, and rejected its decrees, esp.
that concerning the infallibility of the pope, as contrary
to the ancient Catholic faith.
Meaning of Catholic from wikipedia
- The Catholic
Church, also known
as the Roman Catholic
Church, is the largest Christian
church, with approximately
1.3 billion baptised Catholics
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to: Individually, any 14 of the 23 Eastern Catholic
- The priesthood
is one of the three
of the Catholic
or presbyters. The other
are the bishops
- The Eastern Catholic Churches
or Oriental Catholic
Churches, also called
the Eastern-rite Catholic
Churches, and in some historical cases Uniate
- The Catholic Church
in the United States
is part of the worldwide Catholic Church
with the Pope in Rome. With 20.8% of the United States
by the Catholic
books. It is sometimes referred
to as the Catholic
Bible. The Catholic Bible
- a list of notable Catholic churches
in the United
States. In the United
are more than 20,000 catholic church
- sisters, or nuns; or the building
used by the community, particularly
in the Catholic Church
and the Anglican
Communion. The term derives
via Old French
- The term "recovering Catholic
" is used by some former practicing Roman Catholics
to describe their religious
status. The use of the term implies
- Anti-Catholicism is hostility towards Catholics
to the Catholic
Church, its clergy
and its adherents. At various points after
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