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  Catholic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This "universal" interpretation is often used to understand the phrase "One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church" in the Nicene Creed, the phrase "the catholic faith" in the Athanasian Creed, and the phrase "holy catholic church" in the Apostles Creed.
However, the Roman Catholic Church, which normally refers to itself simply as the Catholic Church, publishing in 1992 a "Catechism of the Catholic Church", can basically be traced historically to the original Catholic or universal Church, from which various groups broke away over the centuries.
Although the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Churches in general do not view the Anglican Churches as truly "Catholic", Anglicans themselves claim to have all the qualifications needed to be Catholic.
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The fundamental geographical and organizational unit of the Catholic Church is the diocese (in the Eastern Catholic Churches, the equivalent unit is called an eparchy).
Catholic views differ from Orthodox on several points, including the nature of the Petrine Ministry (the papacy), the nature of the Trinity and how that should be expressed in the Nicene Creed, and a juridical versus relational understanding of salvation and repentance.
Catholics differ from Protestants in several points, including the necessity of penance, the meaning of communion, the composition of the canon of scripture, purgatory, and the means of salvation: Protestants believe that salvation is by faith alone (sola fide), while Catholics believe that faith is exhibited in good works.
www.online-encyclopedia.info /encyclopedia/c/ca/catholicism.html   (4178 words)

 Romanian Catholic Church|Greek Catholic Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The various churches that regard themselves as part of a broad Catholic Church are distinguished by their use of the Nicene Creed which prays for the "one holy catholic and apostolic Church".
In countries that have been traditionally Protestant, ''Catholic'' will often be included in the official name of a particular parish church, school, hospice or other institution belonging to the Roman Catholic Church, in order to distinguish it from those of other Christianity:_Denominationsdenominations.
"Catholic Epistles" is another term for the General Epistles of the Christian New Testament in the Books of the BibleBible, which were addressed not to a particular city but to all ''in general''.
www.echostatic.com /Romanian_Catholic_Church|Greek_Catholic.html   (1017 words)

 Anglo-Catholics: What they believe
Catholics, then, believe in "supernatural" religious revelation-that is, the revelation of divine truth above what ordinary men could recognize by the use of their ordinary natural faculties without the help of somebody to point it out to them.
Catholics also believe in authority in matters of religion-that is, they attach special weight to the opinion of those who, as they have reason to think, possess exceptionally good grounds for their teaching.
Catholics regard as matters of particular importance the opinions developed by a long succession of saints and masters of the spiritual life, which have accordingly met the test of time.
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The application is easily made to our time and place, when the name Catholic, in the judgment of some members of the hierarchy, as well as that of certain journals and their readers, requires to be prefaced by the terms National, U.S., and American.
On the horns of this dilemma, the Roman Catholic Newman argued in his first lecture that his former colleagues in the Oxford Movement had as their sole legitimate business seeking communion with the Roman Church, because she alone represented what their church had forfeited in order to satisfy an increasingly secularized national mind.
Similar was the gist of his presentation on catholicity and apostolicity in the eleventh and twelfth lectures.
www.catholic.net /RCC/Periodicals/Dossier/jan98/oxymoron.html   (2076 words)

 What is anglo-catholic parish?
The sixteenth-century Reformers, denying Catholic teaching about the objective character of Christ’s presence in the sacrament of his Body and Blood and about the sacrificial character of Eucharistic worship, had abolished all ceremonial expressive of this teaching or associated with it.
Catholic worship throughout the ages has employed music, color, light, odors, and gestures—not relying only on words to express the ineffable.
Fortunately, their twentieth-century successors are not bound by their personal views, but only by the Catholic tradition to which they appealed; and because of advances in scholarship, that tradition is better understood today than it was in the nineteenth century.
www.gracechurchinnewark.org /whatisanglocatholic.html   (1910 words)

 Anglo-Catholicism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Anglo-Catholics have adopted many Catholic practices such as ritualism and the use of vestments, incense and candles in the liturgy, and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
For example, some Anglo-Catholic priests hear personal confessions and anoint the sick, practices which are recognised by Catholics as sacraments, but are only optional Rites in the Anglican Church.
Many Anglo-Catholics share Catholic beliefs on the nature of the priesthood, encouraging priestly celibacy and rejecting the possibility of women taking Holy Orders.
www.1-free-software.com /en/wikipedia/a/an/anglo_catholicism.html   (389 words)

 The Anglo-Catholic Vision
Catholic Christianity is the chronicle of men and women struggling to embody John's vision in their own lives and that of the world.
But when the Catholic movement entered poverty-stricken urban parishes in Britain and America, priests and religious orders--including some with decidedly Roman sympathies--were quick to understand that they must defend their flock if they were to vindicate the Son of Man. Some embraced radical politics.
Catholic Christianity is a religion of personal and corporate mystery, recounting a saga as old as creation and nursing the hope of the age to come.
www.allsaintssanfran.org /anglo_catholic_vision.htm   (11897 words)

 Anglo-Catholicism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Anglo-Catholics share with Roman Catholics a belief in the sacramental nature of the priesthood, and the sacrificial character of the Mass; many encourage priestly celibacy, and until the 1970s almost all rejected the possibility of women's taking Holy Orders.
In recent years, though, many Anglo-Catholics have accepted the ordination of women and other aspects of "liberalism" such as the use of modern and inclusive language in Bible translations and the liturgy.
In fact, a significant portion of Britain's Roman Catholics are former Anglicans or their descendants.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Anglo-Catholicism   (509 words)

 Catholicism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Most people, both in and outside the Church, simply use the "Catholic Church" to refer to the Roman Catholic Church, even though there are other churches which consider themselves "Catholic" churches, and other rites within the Catholic Church united to the Papacy besides the Roman.
Catholics must also attend Mass on approximately ten additional days every year, known as the Holy Day of Obligation.
The official, historic Roman Catholic position is that women cannot be priests or bishops, on account of the doctrine of apostolic succession.
www.enlightenweb.net /c/ca/catholicism.html   (4344 words)

While many notable individuals became Catholics, a majority of the "Tractarians" remained within the Anglican Church and in time had a significant effect on its beliefs and practices.
Indeed, so successful was the movement that by the 1920's some of its adherents were freely predicting that the entire communion would in time adopt their principles, and some were even bold enough to talk of corporate reunion with Rome.
Parallel to Anglo-Catholic ritualism there developed an ecclesiology, indeed a comprehensive theology, which was highly indebted to Catholic and Orthodox sources and greatly at odds with what most Anglicans had historically held, to the point where, when Anglo-Catholics and Low Churchmen spoke of "the Church"; they were often speaking of two quite different theological concepts.
www.catholic.net /RCC/Periodicals/Dossier/jan98/legacy.html   (1204 words)

 Catholic World News : The Problem with Conversions
As their search progressed, Cardinal Basil Hume--the primate of the Catholic Church in England--encouraged them in the belief that they might find a way to enter into full communion with the Holy See while preserving their Anglican heritage, so that they would be "united, not absorbed" into the Catholic Church.
But--notwithstanding the arguments of liberal Anglicans and Catholics alike--it would be a mistake to think that their exodus was motivated by nothing more than a rejection of female priests.
Meanwhile, "progressive" Catholics inveighed against the possible arrival of these new converts, because the Anglo-Catholics, with their traditional understanding of the Catholic Church, might break the momentum toward "progressive" causes.
www.cwnews.com /news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=20917   (1859 words)

 END OF THE OXFORD MOVEMENT (This Rock: January 1994)
Spokesmen for the Catholic bishops of England and Wales have been quick to point out that it takes more than an opposition to female priests to join the Catholic Church; significant doctrinal obstacles, such as the primacy of the Bishop of Rome, may remain for certain individuals.
They felt the Anglican Church had an obligation to remain "one, holy, catholic, and apostolic" and was none of these as it acted unilaterally on this controversial issue.
Although some amelioration of the penal laws was evident as early as the end of the seventeenth century, Catholics were forbidden to hold public office, attend universities, and exercise other common rights for the next two centuries.
www.catholic.com /thisrock/1994/9401fea2.asp   (1935 words)

 About Anglo-Catholics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Group in the Anglican Communion (ie in England the Church of England) which stresses her historical continuity with Catholic Christianity, and hence upholds a 'high' conception of the episcopate and of the nature of the Sacraments.
Anglicans became more relaxed about the role of the Roman Catholic Church in the British Isles and were as likely, it seems, to refer to 'Catholics' when they meant 'Roman Catholics' as Anglicans of an earlier generation were to refer rather rudely to 'Romans'.
Others bided their time, praying for, and working for, 'a Catholic moment' when there would be a substantial realignment of Catholics in England, and perhaps further afield, a moment not of individual submission but of ecclesial reconciliation.
www.ask-ed.co.uk /sa_files/anglo.htm   (901 words)

 What is anglo-catholic parish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
When the monarchy had been restored in 1661 (after the Puritan Revolution and “Commonwealth” period), bishops who followed in the tradition of the Carolines had been appointed to sees in both England and Scotland.
The Tractarians’ efforts to revive and extend the Catholic Tradition in Anglicanism sent shock waves through the land and aroused formidable opposition.
Having embraced Catholic teaching, which the sixteenth-century Reformers had to varying degrees rejected, nineteenth-century Anglo-Catholics began to restore to their worship rites and ceremonies expressive of this teaching.
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 Pontifications » Blog Archive » “The Self-deception of Anglo-Catholicism”   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Similarly, polls tell us that the majority of Catholics do not believe that the consecrated elements of the Eucharist are the body and blood of Christ; but this does not alter the fact that the Catholic Church continues to authoritatively teach transubstantiation.
To be a “true” Catholic is to believe that the Bishop of Rome and his majesterium are always right, even when they have been unable to convince their own people of their veracity.
I am simply a Catholic; but I do not want to be guilty of what would appear to the unlearned as misrepresentation; especially as a priest must not lay himself open to such things.
catholica.pontifications.net /?p=359   (6915 words)

 The Roman Option
But the English Catholic bishops, egged on by liberals and feminists in the Church who did not want to see 1,000 priests and 50,000 laity loyal to Rome and against women priests enter the Church, balked.
Pope was completely isolated from the Catholic community in Baton Rouge, and was left in the dark as to what was happening atthe national and international level (after all, he was just a retired layman now).
In the end, thanks to a myriad of stumbling blocks on the Catholic side, and a more creative response on the Anglican side by giving the dissident parishes four bishops of their own and allowing them to opt out of the regular Church of England structure, the negotiations with Rome and Westminster came to nothing.
www.unavoce.org /theromanoption.htm   (1342 words)

 The Faith of an English Catholic, by Darwell Stone
There is a third opinion that the Church in the West acted within its powers and acted rightly in prohibiting the ordination of the married (apart from certain exceptional cases) as well as the marriage of the ordained, and that therefore the present practice of the Roman Catholic Church is right.
For the Catholic religion is not a series of doctrines and maxims and rites which are separable from and independent of one another.
There is a great body of Catholic truth and practice, to the whole of which Anglo-Catholics recognize their responsibility.
justus.anglican.org /resources/pc/england/stone/faith/15.html   (2082 words)

 National Catholic Reporter: Hispanic Catholics seek identity, roles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
But exactly what effect Hispanic Catholics have in the wider church and what will happen as Anglo and Latino elements of the church increasingly meet were topics of the council-sponsored gathering last month at Loyola University here.
Part of the thrust of this conference, attended by nearly 900 delegates, including 18 bishops, from 41 states, Puerto Rico and three foreign countries, was to find an angle of repose that would accommodate the two cultures.
When Hispanics arrived in the United States, Azevedo said, they were Catholics in a predominantly Protestant nation and even "foreigners" in a church dominated by English, German, Italian and especially Irish patterns of organization.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1141/is_n38_v32/ai_18676170   (1120 words)

The Anglo Catholics sensed a real threat to the church rather than a help in this relationship with an increasingly secular state.
Anglo Catholicism has emphasized the doctrine of the incarnation, sacramental theology, and ecclesiastical polity.
W L Knox, The Catholic Movement in the Church of England; D Stone, The Faith of an English Catholic; O Chadwick, The Victorian Church; C Gore, ed., Lux Mundi; G Selwyn, ed., Essays Catholic and Critical; O Chadwick, ed., The Oxford Movement; M Ramsey, From Gore to Temple: An Era of Anglican Theology
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 An Anglo-Catholic
The Evangelical and Catholic Mission and the Episcopal Synod of America were designed to recall the Episcopal Church to its Catholic heritage and to biblical morality.
And almost all of the Catholics we knew personally were liberal academics, people who were hardly eager to welcome conservatives into the fold.
It is a grand experience to be in communion with John Paul II and Cardinal Ratzinger, and to have one’s life guided by The Catholic Catechism.
www.chnetwork.org /trconv.htm   (1226 words)

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The assumption that Catholic Anglicans would carry on with their quarrelsome ways after reception into the Catholic Church showed a complete lack of understanding of what it was that had made them so difficult in the first place.
Roman Catholic experience of the Anglican clergy who have so far come is that those who as Anglicans showed the greatest and most effective resistance to the Establishment have turned out to be the most loyal and obedient Catholic clergy.
For catholics there is the essence of the Roman Lectionary (though the two lectionaries are not as close as is sometimes believed), with additional provision and many of the advantages a revision affords.
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An Anglo-Catholic, Anglican Catholic, English Catholic, or Catholic Anglican, is a member of the Anglican Communion [this is the name Anglicans give to the world-wide Anglican Church, which claims 80 million members] who holds catholic belief and follows catholic practice.
They abolished all catholic practices, smashed altars, torched cathedrals, desecrated shrines, and beheaded the most famous Anglican martyr, King Charles I. This barbarism lasted only a few decades before the English grew tired of the horror of the Puritan yoke and ousted them.
If a Roman Catholic wants to find traditional worship he has to look pretty hard and may have to go to one of these rebel "separatist" groups like the Society of S. Pius X, whose priests still say the Latin Mass, or even go to an Episcopal church.
www.stwing.upenn.edu /~mernst/anglo-catholic.html   (2466 words)

 I Am an Anglo
It was not so much being against the majority expression of Anglicanism as it was living out the implications of an authentic English Catholic heritage which sometimes only existed in the minds of some, but more often than not was expressed by the pious faithful in the pews.
For this movement was shaped in the trenches in what would be the forerunner of social activism, ministering in exile, as it were, in slums and docks where others refused to serve.
Prayer Book Studies, Liturgical Renewal, and a lessening of Catholic prejudice brought a new age for Anglo-Catholics, who could not believe that the centrality of the Eucharist, crucifixes, Stations of the Cross, and ashes on Ash Wednesday were slowly creeping into the Church along with icons (pre-computer ‘Icon’ days), Eucharistic vestments, and chanting.
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 New Catholic Dictionary: Anglo-Catholics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Anglicans who favor Ritualism, claim to celebrate Mass, reserve the sacrament, use the Latin Missal, and in many ways imitate Catholics, as by having confessionals and stations of the cross in their churches.
Some of them reject the branch-theory, that the Anglican Church is a branch of the Catholic Church, and believe in the primacy of the pope, holding that their Church was only accidentally severed from the Catholic.
It is estimated that over 4000 ministers are enrolled in the Anglo-Catholic movement and several religious communities of men and women.
www.catholic-forum.com /Saints/ncd00562.htm   (108 words)

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