Catholic

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

Some articles on catholic, catholics:

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 ... 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 consider to be the "excesses" of Ultramontanism ...
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 ... by the Spanish forces of King Philip II and the Catholic League in France, leading to the restoration of the Catholic religion in England ... Sir Anthony Babington (1561–1586), a young Catholic nobleman ...
Graham Greene
... Although 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 ...
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 romantic, bitterly cynical moral relativist ... 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 ...
Irish House Of Commons - Sessions - Parliaments of Charles I
1641) 30 January 1649 ? Members Nicholas Barnewall, Catholic Patrick Barnewall,Trim John Bellew Sir Richard Blake, Galway Sir Piers Crosby Geoffrey Browne, Catholic Thomas Burke, Catholic, Mayo Oliver ... Roebuck Lynch Donagh MacCarthy, Viscount Muskerry, Catholic Richard Bellings, Catholic Sir Phelim O'Neill, Catholic James Montgomery, Protestant Nicholas Plunkett, Catholic, Meath ...

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:

    You do not mean by mystery what a Catholic does. You mean an interesting uncertainty: the uncertainty ceasing interest ceases also.... But a Catholic by mystery means an incomprehensible certainty: without certainty, without formulation there is no interest;... the clearer the formulation the greater the interest.
    Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889)

    Every country gets the circus it deserves. Spain gets bullfights. Italy gets the Catholic Church. America gets Hollywood.
    Erica Jong (b. 1942)

    In fact what America expects of its citizens and what the Catholic Church expects of the faithful are sometimes so different that they lead to an enormous ker-KLUNK between democracy and theology.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952)