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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Catholic Communion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
It consists of all the bishops of the communion from all the churches.
The corresponding liturgy in the Eastern Catholic Churches, the Divine Liturgy, is conducted in various liturgical languages depending on the rite the church follows and the church itself.
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.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Catholic-Communion   (1465 words)

 USCCB - (Liturgy) - Non-Catholics and Holy Communion
Ecclesial communities derived from the Reformation and separated from the Catholic Church, "have not preserved the proper reality of the Eucharistic mystery in its fullness, especially because of the absence of the sacrament of Holy Orders." It is for this reason that Eucharistic intercommunion with these communities is not possible for the Catholic Church.
When other Christians who believe what the Catholic church teaches concerning the Holy Eucharist are deprived of access to a church of their own denomination for a significant period of time, they too may be admitted to Communion in the Catholic Church in exceptional circumstances (cf.
Because Catholics believe that the celebration of the Eucharist is a sign of the reality of the oneness of faith, life, and worship, members of those churches with whom we are not yet fully united are ordinarily not admitted to Holy Communion.
www.usccb.org /liturgy/q&a/mass/communion.shtml   (825 words)

 Roman Catholic Prayers Catholic Communion Prayers
To receive Communion worthily, you must be in a state of grace, have made a good confession since your last mortal sin, believe in transubstantiation, observe the Eucharistic fast, and, finally, not be under an ecclesiastical censure such as excommunication.
"Catholic ministers may licitly administer the sacraments of penance, Eucharist and anointing of the sick to members of the oriental churches which do not have full Communion with the Catholic Church, if they ask on their own for the sacraments and are properly disposed.
Communion may be received either in the hand or on the tongue.
www.roman-catholic-prayers.com /communion.html   (1920 words)

 Roman Catholic Communion - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
Most churches which use the term Catholic in their title mean that they belong to this communion.
The Latin Rite, being used by the Roman Catholic Church, is dominant throughout most of the world, being used by the vast majority of Catholics (approx.
There were formerly many lesser rites in the Roman Catholic Church, but these were replaced by the Roman Rite by the Council of Trent's liturgical reforms.
www.music.us /education/R/Roman-Catholic-Communion.htm   (1362 words)

 AllRefer.com - Roman Catholic Church (Roman Catholic And Orthodox Churches: Branches, Schisms, And Heresies) - ...
Roman Catholic Church, Christian church headed by the pope, the bishop of Rome (see papacy and Peter, Saint).
"Roman Catholic" is a 19th-century British coinage and merely serves to distinguish that church from other churches that are "Catholic" (see catholic church).
Roman Catholics may be simply defined as Christians in communion with the pope.
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 The oman atholic bserver
In the Roman Catholic Church, communion is more accurately referred to as "the Eucharist." The official belief is that the bread and wine (more often only the wafer of unleavened bread) is somehow transformed from bread and wine into the actual, real, physical body and blood of Jesus Christ.
The Catholic doctrines further declare that one "receives Christ" when one eats the wafer of "consecrated bread." (The Protestant understanding of "receiving Christ" is quite different.) This explains why Catholics kneel before the Eucharist, perform acts of worship in its presence, such as bowing, using incense, keeping a lit candle nearby, and so forth.
In fact, Catholic priests are expressly forbidden by their church to distribute the Eucharist to anyone they know is a Protestant, a divorced -and-remarried Catholic, or to a Catholic whom they know to be in what that church refers to as "heresy," or "apostasy," or "mortal sin." (according to the Catholic definition of same).
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 Inland News | PE.com | Southern California News | News for Inland Southern California
A day after the leader of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion revealed that one of its priests had been found guilty of heresy by the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino, the diocese on Friday further clarified its reasons for the Dec. 13 trial that led to the verdict.
A panel of three diocesan judges ruled Jan. 10 that Reidy committed heresy by refusing to accept the infallibility and authority of the pope and that he was guilty of schism for leaving the Roman Catholic Church to join a denomination that does not submit to the pope.
Reidy was automatically excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church in 2000 when he became the founding pastor of Pathfinder Community of the Risen Christ, an Ecumenical Catholic Communion congregation in Bermuda Dunes.
www.pe.com /localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_H_heresy21.227ff623.html   (559 words)

 -- Beliefnet.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Catholic Church's strict rules against non-Catholics receiving the Eucharist in Catholic liturgies--and its even stricter rules against Catholics receiving Communion in non-Catholic liturgies--have been a source of great irritation, frustration, offense, and pain both for the many Catholics with family members in other Christian churches, and in Catholics' ecumenical relations with these churches.
When it was time for Communion during the installation Mass for a Catholic bishop in Massachusetts, ushers were posted to guard the front pews to make sure the Episcopalian, Lutheran, Baptist, and other Protestant "honored guests" stayed in their places.
The "sticking point" in the Catholic denial of eucharistic sharing is not, as many mistakenly assume, any substantial disagreement regarding the Real Presence but the official Catholic view that Protestant ministers have a "defect" in their ordination because of a Reformation-era break in the apostolic succession.
www.beliefnet.com /story/29/story_2992_1.html   (896 words)

communion of saints is the spiritual solidarity which binds together the faithful on earth, the souls in purgatory, and the
Church, goes beyond the Calvinistic view and falls little short of the Catholic doctrine with regard to the faithful on earth, who, it says, "being united to one another in love, have communion in each other's gifts and graces".
communion of saints, and not the papacy, was the Church: "non ut aligui somniant, credo ecclesiam esse praelatum.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04171a.htm   (2924 words)

 Catholic Citizens
The bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte said his desire to deny communion to pro-choice politicians is a matter of church doctrine and discipline, not politics.
Catholics have suffered from a 30 year old scandal of hundreds of pro-abortion ‘Catholic’ politicians, both in the U.S. Congress and in State and local legislatures, who defiantly rejected clearly defined Church teachings, some which are 2,000 years old, warning members not to receive the Eucharist unworthily or with mortal sin.
Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on Senator John Kerry’s inability to dodge the issue of his Catholicism: “In today’s newspapers, all the buzz is over John Kerry’s voting record on abortion and whether this should disqualify him from receiving Holy Communion.
www.catholiccitizens.org /platform/platformlist.asp?p=225   (14985 words)

 Anglicans Online | Churches not 'in the Communion'
All are valid expressions of the Orthodoxy of the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.'
A constituent member of the world-wide Orthodox Anglican Communion, the Episcopal Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of America (the Episcopal Orthodox Church) was established in 1963 as a Western-rite Orthodox Province of the Holy Catholic Church.
The Hawaiian Reformed Catholic Church was established in 1862, the result of written request of King Kamehameha IV (Alexander Liholiho) to Victoria, Queen of England.
www.anglicansonline.org /communion/nic.html   (4703 words)

 Towards Sharing Holy Communion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
I speak here of marriages where one partner is a Roman Catholic and the other a member of a different communion.
It is not easy for some to see that it does not weaken the witness of the Roman Catholic Church to the close relationship between eucharistic communion and ecclesial communion.
Rather, it builds on the recognition of the "partial but real communion" which binds all the baptised, also recognising in the case of a baptised Christian married to a Roman Catholic an additional sacramental element which draws him or her into closer bonds of communion with the Catholic Church.
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 The Catholic Apostolic National Church Question & Answer Page
Old Catholics are not new, having begun in the Netherlands in the 18th Century when the Old Roman Catholic Diocese of Utrecht was separated from the Roman Catholic Communion.
Within the Eastern Orthodox Churches married deacons and priests are commonplace, and in the Eastern Rite of the Roman Catholic Church deacons and priests are married.
Like our counterparts in the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Churches and the Oriental Churches, we have maintained that Apostolic Succession, which can be traced from our bishops all the way back to the Apostles, which is to say, all the way back to Christ Himself.
www.angelfire.com /il/oldcatholic/questions.html   (1912 words)

 Interview with Mary Tanner
From 1982-1991, she was a member of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission and is currently on the International Anglican-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity and Mission.
I didn't hear that as the response of the Roman Catholic Church at all.
The communion of course has never had a communion-wide mind on the matter of the ordination of women.
www.natcath.com /mainpage/specialdocuments/tanner.htm   (2643 words)

 Catholic bible, catholic encyclopedia, catholic book store   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
A Catholic bible makes a momentous wedding gift for every young couple, a keepsake of their own to pass onto their children.
Should someone you love have difficulty with the fine print in a standard Catholic bible, then you may wish to consider a large print bible or a bible on CD for those who wish to hear the word.
A Catholic bible - a treasured family heirloom to pass from this generation to the next.
www.a-catholic-store-review.com /p-catholic-bible.htm   (371 words)

 Catholic Communion - WELS.net
I am a pastor of the Lutheran Church in the Philippines, and I read your answer to question 6 (of 50, Roman Catholic) regarding the presence ofChrist in Roman Catholic communion.
The general opinion among Lutheran theologians at the time of the Reformation is that the Catholic church had the real presence because they followed Christ's institution concerning the elements and consecration.
In other words Catholics could receive the reality of the sacrament, Christ's body and blood, without receiving the blessing of the sacrament, forgiveness of sins, if they receive it without faith.
www.wels.net /cgi-bin/site.pl?1518&cuQA_qaID=1&cuTopic_topicID=19&cuItem_itemID=14958   (327 words)

 OCA - Q & A - Communion in Roman Catholic Church
I live in an area where the closest church is a Roman Catholic Church.
Orthodox Christians are not permitted to receive Communion in non-Orthodox communities, including the Roman Catholic.
In brief, while Roman Catholicism sees Orthodoxy as a "sister church", Orthodoxy sees herself as the fullness of the Church, not the "other half" of the Church, as implied in the notion of a "sister church."
www.oca.org /QA.asp?ID=197&SID=3   (158 words)

 WELS Topical Q&A: Roman Catholic - WELS.net
I hear Protestant say all the time that the Roman Catholic Church states that Christians are saved by meritorious works.
I have been told that the catholic (Roman) church's latest teaching in their catechism is that they do NOT HAVE to believe in Jesus Christ, but to agree they are children of Abraha...
We have an individual at our church who goes up for communion and after the Body and Blood of Christ are given to him, he responds with "Amen" then after he receives it orally he m...
www.wels.net /cgi-bin/site.pl?1519&cuQA_qaID=1&cuTopic_topicID=19   (694 words)

 American Anglican Council :: BlogSite: Official Anglican - Roman Catholic group counts cost of ECUSA actions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The ad hoc sub-commission was initiated by Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams to address the current crisis in the Anglican Communion and its affect on the ecumenical community.
At the center of its report is a repeated call for the national churches of the Anglican Communion to turn away from the “shibboleth of autonomy” and theological “local options” and toward relationships built on real unity and interdependence...
The document strongly asserts that “what one communion does has consequences for the other.” It goes on to note that it is not autonomy, but “unity and interdependence” that are the essential building blocks of real communion.
aacblog.classicalanglican.net /archives/000171.html   (524 words)

 Saint Matthew Church
We are an ecumenical catholic faith community, located in the city of Orange, California, that celebrates the richness of catholic spirituality and its traditions.
Saint Matthew Church is an independent Catholic faith community in that we are not under the jurisdiction of the Pope nor are we subject to the canon law or the guidelines of the Roman Catholic Church.
There are also those who were raised as Roman Catholics but due to some impediment, such as divorce and remarriage, are no longer allowed to receive the sacraments in the Roman Catholic Church.
www.saint-matthew.org   (335 words)

 Roman Catholic Diocese of Nashville, Tennessee - Bishop's Office - Our Faith Page
If a young person is unwilling at this age to make a full commitment to Jesus Christ and to accept the fullness of membership in the Catholic Church, he or she should be given the option of receiving Confirmation at a later time, perhaps as an adult.
For this reason the Orthodox Christian who has been confirmed in his own church and now desires to be received into communion with the Roman Catholic Church, should not again be admitted to Confirmation.
Members of churches not in full communion with the Catholic Church may not be invited to receive the Eucharist, but should someone in good conscience (that is, not realizing that he or she is ineligible) approach, the person should be given Holy Communion rather than be publicly embarrassed.
www.dioceseofnashville.com /faith2.htm   (719 words)

 Interfaith Clergy Corner--Beliefnet.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
I was born to and raised by an Episcopal priest and a Roman Catholic mother.
It was always my understanding that Communion put us into intimate contact with; the Holy Trinity, the Church and Communion of Saints.
The Communion is the representation of the death and the resurection of Christ.
www.beliefnet.com /boards/message_list.asp?boardID=458&discussionID=458493   (847 words)

 Friends Catholic Communion
We are not Roman Catholic, not Protestant, not canonical Orthodox Christian.
We are a community of autonomous ministries, each in the episcopal care of an independent continuing bishop.
Catholic, because we are concerned for all humanity; we share all of the sacraments with all of the people who sincerely desire them; and we enjoy the historic continuing episcopacy.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Acropolis/3350/fcc.html   (97 words)

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