Catholic

  • (adj): Of or relating to or supporting Catholicism.
    Example: "The 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 ... 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 ...
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 at the ...
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 ... 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 ...
Irish House Of Commons - Sessions - Parliaments of Charles I
... 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 Burke ... Strabane Sir Roebuck Lynch Donagh MacCarthy, Viscount Muskerry, Catholic Richard Bellings, Catholic Sir Phelim O'Neill, Catholic James Montgomery, Protestant Nicholas Plunkett ...
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 struggles within the individual soul from the Catholic perspective ... Friend and fellow Catholic Evelyn Waugh attacked that as a revival of the Quietist heresy ...

More definitions of "catholic":

  • (noun): A member of a Catholic church.
  • (adj): Free from provincial prejudices or attachments.
    Example: "Catholic in one's tastes"

Famous quotes containing the word catholic:

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    Missal is book of prayers and rites used to celebrate the Roman Catholic mass during the year.

    It is time that the Protestant Church, the Church of the Son, should be one again with the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of the Father. It is time that man shall cease, first to live in the flesh, with joy, and then, unsatisfied, to renounce and to mortify the flesh.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    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)