Catholic

  • (noun): A member of a Catholic church.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on catholic, catholics:

Babington Plot
... The Babington Plot was a Catholic plot in 1586 to assassinate Queen Elizabeth, a Protestant, and put Mary, Queen of Scots, a Catholic, on the English throne ... was an invasion by the Spanish forces of King Philip II and the Catholic League in France, leading to the restoration of the Catholic religion in England ... The chief conspirator was Sir Anthony Babington (1561–1586), a young Catholic nobleman ...
History Of The Term "Catholic" - Divergent Usages - Anglican and Old Catholic
... Anglicans and Old Catholics see themselves as a communion within the Catholic Church and Lutherans see themselves as "a reform movement within the greater church catholic" ... Roman Catholics view the Bishop of Rome as the "Successor of Peter" to serve as universal pastor to the entire Church, though all the particular Churches in communion with him have their own distinct pastoral heads ... Some Anglicans and Old Catholics accept that the Bishop of Rome is primus inter pares among all primates, but they embrace Conciliarism as a necessary check on what they ...
Irish House Of Commons - Sessions - Parliaments of Charles I
1639 (prorogued 1641) 30 January 1649 ? Members Nicholas Barnewall, Catholic Patrick Barnewall,Trim John Bellew Sir Richard Blake, Galway Sir Piers Crosby Geoffrey Browne, Catholic Thomas ... Protestant, Strabane Sir Roebuck Lynch Donagh MacCarthy, Viscount Muskerry, Catholic Richard Bellings, Catholic Sir Phelim O'Neill, Catholic James Montgomery, Protestant ...
Graham Greene - Writing Style and Themes
... A stranger with no shortage of calling cards devout Catholic, lifelong adulterer, pulpy hack, canonical novelist self-destructive, meticulously disciplined, deliriously ... powerfully portray the Christian drama of the struggles within the individual soul from the Catholic perspective ... Friend and fellow Catholic Evelyn Waugh attacked that as a revival of the Quietist heresy ...
Graham Greene
... objected strongly to being described as a Roman Catholic novelist rather than as a novelist who happened to be Catholic, Catholic religious themes are at the root of much of his ...

More definitions of "catholic":

  • (adj): Of or relating to or supporting Catholicism.
    Example: "The Catholic Church"
  • (adj): Free from provincial prejudices or attachments.
    Example: "Catholic in one's tastes"

Famous quotes containing the word catholic:

    A vegetarian is not a person who lives on vegetables, any more than a Catholic is a person who lives on cats.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    Carlyle is not a seer, but a brave looker-on and reviewer; not the most free and catholic observer of men and events, for they are likely to find him preoccupied, but unexpectedly free and catholic when they fall within the focus of his lens.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The Catholic and the Communist are alike in assuming that an opponent cannot be both honest and intelligent.
    George Orwell (1903–1950)