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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

- The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with approximately 1.3 billion baptised Catholics worldwide...
- Goan Catholics are an ethno-religious community of Roman Catholics from the state of Goa on the west coast of India who speak Konkani as well as English...
- The Catholics is an Australian jazz ensemble led by Lloyd Swanton. They were nominated for ARIA Awards for Best Jazz Album in 1994 (The Catholics), 1997...
- the liturgical calendar used by Latin Catholics in their retention of certain Jewish holidays. Hebrew Catholics may celebrate P****over, Rosh Hashana,...
- 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...
- Churches King's Family of Churches Liberal Catholic Church Old Catholics for Christ Willibrord Society German Catholics (sect) Franz Heinrich Reusch Warren Prall...
- They claim that the positions now taken by mainstream Catholics—even conservative Catholics—would have been considered "modernist" or "liberal" at the...
- Ruthenian Gr**** Catholic Church the Slovak Gr**** Catholic Church the Ukrainian Gr**** Catholic Church Any other group of Eastern Catholics following the...
- self-identifying Catholics. In absolute numbers, Catholics have increased from 45 to 72 million. About 10% of the po****tion as of 2010 are former Catholics or non-practicing...
- burdens on Roman Catholics. The penal laws started to be dismantled from 1766. The most significant measure was the Roman Catholic Relief Act 1829, which...
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