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Origin of catholic
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Definition for catholic (2 of 2)
- (among Roman Catholics) claiming to possess exclusively the notes or characteristics of the one, only, true, and universal church having unity, visibility, indefectibility, apostolic succession, universality, and sanctity: used in this sense, with these qualifications, only by the Church of Rome, as applicable only to itself and its adherents and to their faith and organization; often qualified, especially by those not acknowledging these claims, by prefixing the word Roman.
- (among Anglo-Catholics) noting or pertaining to the conception of the church as the body representing the ancient undivided Christian witness, comprising all the orthodox churches that have kept the apostolic succession of bishops, and including the Anglican Church, the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, Church of Sweden, the Old Catholic Church (in the Netherlands and elsewhere), etc.
Origin of Catholic
OTHER WORDS FROM Catholican·ti-Cath·o·lic, adjective, nounnon-Cath·o·lic, adjective, nounpro-Cath·o·lic, adjective, nounpseu·do-Cath·o·lic, adjective, noun
Example sentences from the Web for catholic
After years at the head of a parochial school classroom, he could no longer distinguish one blond Irish Catholic kid from another.
The family was English Catholic and Alfred, like his brother and sister, was raised in the faith, educated by Jesuits.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A quarter of a century later, the new head of the Roman Catholic Church claimed that those days had been consigned to history.
Laylah and her older sister, Destiny, attended the school affiliated with Our Lady of Good Hope Roman Catholic Church.11 Children Shot in Milwaukee, One in Her Grandpa's Lap|Michael Daly|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hegazy, the daughter of an Egyptian-Muslim father and an Italian-Catholic mother, grew up in New York City.
The Roman Catholic priesthood, to a man, would lend to it the influence of all its spiritual authority.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
Just a few priests ordained in the Roman Catholic Church have joined the schismatic cause.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
There were grades of rank among the priesthood; but not more so than in the Roman Catholic Church.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I|John Lord
He would also abolish the oaths in that establishment, distinguishing Roman Catholic office-bearers from Protestants.
The Roman Catholic chapels, and the ways of access to them, were also treated as "public works."