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Definition of Catholics

Catholic
Catholic 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, catholic tastes. 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.
Catholic
Catholic 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 Catholic. 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 Catholics from wikipedia

- Philippines, and the United States. Catholics represent about half of all Christians. Geographic distribution of Catholics worldwide continues to shift, with...
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- Some Eastern Catholics who use the Byzantine liturgical rite and call themselves "Byzantine Catholics" deny that they are "Roman Catholics", using this...
- the Roman Catholic Church. Such Anglo-Catholics, especially in England, often celebrate M**** according to the contemporary Roman Catholic rite and are...
- mainstream Catholics also follow them. Likewise, they are not all followed by all traditionalist Catholics at all times. Traditional Catholics, with respect...
- Poles who set into motion the Gr****-Catholic cast of their church. After World War I, Ukrainian Gr**** Catholics found themselves under the governance...
- Rebellion of 1798 Catholics and Presbyterians, who were not part of the established Church of Ireland, found common cause. Irish Catholics are found in many...
- left the Catholics in 1998 to pursue session and sideman work; Rich Gilbert was added to the band to replace him. Frank Black and the Catholics released...
- Churches King's Family of Churches Liberal Catholic Church Old Catholics for Christ Willibrord Society German Catholics (sect) Franz Heinrich Reusch Warren Prall...
- Ruthenian Gr**** Catholic Church the Slovak Gr**** Catholic Church the Ukrainian Gr**** Catholic Church Any other group of Eastern Catholics following the...