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  One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Roman Catholic Church, comprising particular Churches, both of Western and Eastern Rites, that form a single Church, claims to be the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.
Etymologically, the word "catholic" comes from the Greek adjective καθολικός, formed on the basis of the adverb καθόλου (in general, entirely), which in turn is composed of the elements κατὰ (according to, in keeping with) and ὅλου, neuter genitive of ὅλος (whole).
In keeping with this idea, the Roman Catholic Church sees as not part of the Catholic Church all the groups that it judges to be in a state of heresy or schism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/One_Holy_Catholic_and_Apostolic_Church   (829 words)

 Roman Catholic Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For Catholics, the Pope is the Apostle's successor.
Reformers within the Catholic Church launched the Counter Reformation, a period of doctrinal clarification, reform of the clergy and the liturgy and re-evangelization begun by the Council of Trent.
Byzantine Church of the Eparchy of Križevci (Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro)
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 Unofficial Home Page of The One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church
The Church of the Province of Uganda 8,000,000
The Church of the Province of Myanmar 49,247
The Church of the Province of Melanesia 163,884
www.nestorian.org /unofficial_home_page_of_the_on.html   (2380 words)

 CUF.org :: Catholics United for the Faith
The holiness of the Church’s Magisterium as an authoritative teaching office is reflected in the title we use for the pope.
By her very mission, the Church travels the same journey as all humanity and shares the same earthly lot with the world: she is to be a leaven and, as it were, the soul of human society in its renewal by Christ and transformation into the family of God.
Church councils through the ages have further clarified the solemn teaching that the office of bishop is of divine origin and bestows apostolic authority and power.
www.cuf.org /Faithfacts/details_view.asp?ffID=168   (3910 words)

 One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
I believe in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church as she exists in Communion with the Bishop of Rome, who is the Successor of St. Peter the Apostle and first Pope.
I was born to a Catholic couple in 1977, and was baptized in the church as an infant.
He told me that his church said the Catholic Church was the "whore of Babylon", and that we secretly worshiped the devil in the form of the pope.
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 Khomiakov: The Church is One
Holy Church confesses her faith by her whole life; by her doctrine, which is inspired by the Holy Ghost; by her Sacraments in which the Holy Ghost works; and by her rites, which He directs.
The Holy Church confesses and believes that the sheep have never been deprived of their Divine Pastor, and that the Church never could either err for want of understanding—for the understanding of God dwells within her—or submit to false doctrines for want of courage—for within her dwells the might of the Spirit of God.
Silence on the part of the Church in not rejecting a writer is of great significance; but this silence becomes a decisive sentence when the Church does not reject a decision brought against a doctrine of any sort; for in not rejecting the decision she maintains it with all her authority.
www.westernorthodox.com /khomiakov   (6653 words)

 We Believe in the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church
Apostolic just simply means "from the apostles." In the early Church, even in St. Paul's day, competing versions of Christianity began to arise, primarily Gnosticism and Docetism.
The Catholic Church allows Orthodox Christians to commune, and Pope John Paul II recently spoke of the Eastern Church as one of the two "lungs" of Christendom.
However, we Catholics still believe the Pope to be visible head of the Church, who when speaking on matters of faith and morals on behalf of the Church is infallible, and this presents a problem in light of East/West relations.
www.ancient-future.net /catholicchurch.html   (1614 words)

 U.S. Catholic Bishops - Catechism of the Catholic Church
The Church does not possess them of herself; it is Christ who, through the Holy Spirit, makes his Church one, holy, catholic, and apostolic, and it is he who calls her to realize each of these qualities.
The Church is "the world reconciled." She is that bark which "in the full sail of the Lord's cross, by the breath of the Holy Spirit, navigates safely in this world." According to another image dear to the Church Fathers, she is prefigured by Noah's ark, which alone saves from the flood.
The whole Church is apostolic, in that she remains, through the successors of St. Peter and the other apostles, in communion of faith and life with her origin: and in that she is "sent out" into the whole world.
www.usccb.org /catechism/text/pt1sect2chpt3art9p3.htm   (5030 words)

 We Believe in the Holy Spirit - We Believe in One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is because the Church is bride and mother that Christians refer to her in the feminine.
Indeed, the Church’s “holiness shines in the saints” and in Immaculate Mary “she is already all-holy” (ibid.).
In addition to leading their own Churches, “their responsibility also includes concern for all the Churches,” (ibid.) a concern exercised under the universal and absolute authority of the pope, who himself is in charge of the whole Church.
www.wsu.edu /~adam_ras/Believe/church.htm   (3114 words)

Therefore, "catholicity" in its truest sense defines something of substance held to clearly as the essence and heart of historic Catholic Christian faith as opposed to a generic and general term able to be validly used by any and all comers.
This principal excludes innovations to catholic Christian faith which developed in later periods of the church's life, particularly in the latter stages of the medieval period and the nineteenth century, as well as those in the earlier centuries known as Gnostic heresies, or theological heresy, and schismatic heterodoxy.
The genuine catholicity of faith, worship, order, and practice of those congregations and dioceses and their divergent but historically recognized liturgical usages, would therefore, be recognized and supported within our communion in the spirit of Ephesians 4:1-6 and our Lord's prayer for unity of His body among men.
www.aocc.org /ECCAC.htm   (4004 words)

 One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church - Catholic Online
The family is the first cell of society, the first church, first school, first hospital, first economy, and the first mediating institution.
The Mission of the "Your Catholic Voice" movement is to motivate, educate and activate Catholic citizens for political and social participation as a response to their baptismal vocation and the call of our Church to be faithful citizens.
Your Catholic Voice is a movement to promote faithful citizenship based on the fundamental truths of the Catholic Church relating to Life, Family, Freedom and Solidarity.
www.catholic.org /featured/headline.php?ID=300   (1922 words)

 Amazon.com: One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic: The Early Church Was the Catholic Church: Books: Kenneth D. Whitehead   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Church of their own day, for whatever reason, fails to live up to what they think Christianity should be: in their view there has been a falling away from the beautiful ideals of the early Church.
Whitehead shows how the visible body which today bears the name "the Catholic Church" is the same Church which Christ established to carry on and perpetuate in the world his Words and his Works—and his own divine Life—and to bring salvation and sanctification to all mankind.
Earch Church history is replete with instances whereby the early Church came to understand revelation largely as a result of reproofing heresies that developed in the early Church.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0898708028?v=glance   (2291 words)

 Catholic Church - Holy Apostolic doctrine of Salvation
Catholic Church - Holy Apostolic doctrine of Salvation
The Roman Catholic Church has been proclaiming the gospel to all the nations in obedience
Churches may teach the gospels but there is only one Church that believes
www.theworkofgod.org /Church.htm   (165 words)

 Amazon.com: The Church We Believe in: One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic: Books: Francis A. Sullivan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is true, of course, that the mere fact that Christians use the same words in professing their faith about the church does not eliminate their deep differences in ecclesiology.
The Catholic doctrine of "Outside the Church there is no salvation" is well elucidated with an emphaisis on the culpability of the individual.
Questions such as "Who belongs to the Church?", "How are Protestants related to the Catholic Church?" and issues regarding the Catholic Church's eucharistic communion with the Orthodox Churches of the east are answered in detail with copius citations to Church documents.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0809130394?v=glance   (880 words)

 The Church: One Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Richard D. Phillips
Three emerging Reformed leaders, two Presbyterian and one Baptist, examine the church through the lens of that confession from the Nicene Creed.
Their desire is that we may love Christ more by loving his church, serve him better by serving his body, and realize more fully our union with him through fellowship with his people.
Mark E. Dever is senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC.
www.monergismbooks.com /church6144.html   (152 words)

 Planned Obsolescence: One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
I was no fan of this Pope, who I’d argue, as does jo(e), single-handedly set the Church back decades, and who made it impossible for me ever to make a full return to the faith of my childhood.
The “catholic” referred to in the Nicene Creed, quoted in my title, is the lower-case version, implying universalism rather than denomination.
Despite his stance against war and capital punishment (as per the comment by meg), the church’s position of the church on just about everything else has left me less and less able to reconnect to the faith of my childhood (and early adulthood).
www.plannedobsolescence.net /index.php?/weblog/comments/485   (702 words)

 Modern Reformation Table of Contents: We Believe in One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church
A friend's journey from Evangelicalism to Rome causes this author to take a journey of his own to discover what true unity means and why as a Protestant, he can assent to being part of "one, holy, catholic, and apostolic" church.
The Apostolicity of the Church in Lutheran Perspective
While the two largest Lutheran denominations in America share a desire for "a church that is historically continuous over time," they have serious unresolved theological issues which keep them from becoming the perfect couple.
www.modernreformation.org /toc030403.htm   (184 words)

 The Creed of Nicea and Constantinople   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary,
And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life,
Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified;
web.mit.edu /ocf/www/nicene_creed.html   (116 words)

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