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(ăng′glō-kăth′lĭk, -kăth′ə-lĭk)
A member of the Anglican Church whose religious convictions emphasize sacramental worship.

An′glo-Cath′o·lic adj.


(Anglicanism) of or relating to a group within the Church of England or the Anglican Communion that emphasizes the Catholic elements in its teaching and practice
(Anglicanism) a member of this group
ˌAnglo-Caˈtholiˌcism n


(ˈæŋ gloʊˈkæθ ə lɪk, -ˈkæθ lɪk)

1. a person who emphasizes the Catholic character of the Anglican Church.
2. of or pertaining to Anglo-Catholicism or Anglo-Catholics.
An′glo-Cathol′icism, n.
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Adj.1.Anglo-catholic - supporting the Anglican Church


A. ADJanglocatólico
B. Nanglocatólico/a m/f
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The majority of those studied were by evangelical Anglicans and Presbyterians, but a few were by Anglo-Catholics or Roman Catholics.
Evangelicals welcomed new texts and tunes so long as they were scripturally based or personal in tone, while Anglo-Catholics stressed the revival of ancient texts and tunes that reinforced Catholic liturgies and traditions of communal worship.
Anglicans have long cherished their broad church which has for generations successfully been the spiritual home of Anglo-Catholics, evangelicals, liberals and other expressions of the faith.
As a result, socialism became a factor in late-Victorian disputes between Anglo-Catholics and Protestants.
The people, the sort of extremes in our Church - the very conservative evangelicals and very traditionalist Anglo-Catholics - have no idea how this will be read by most people.
Anglo-Catholics are no better when they cite it as an argument against women bishops.
Senior female clergy have threatened to vote with conservative evangelicals and Anglo-Catholics against final approval of the legislation if the amendment is not reconsidered by the bishops.
Spurr shows how Anglo-Catholic practices and beliefs (including among other practices: penance, praying the rosary, and reserving the Blessed Sacrament) distinguish Anglo-Catholics from Anglicanism generally.
Anglicanism proved riven with fault lines: Anglo-Catholics relished the prospect of mutual recognition; evangelical Anglicans eschewed it.
Like most of the incomers, Burnham is a former member of Forward in Faith, the majority movement for Anglo-Catholics who fear that the Church of England has lost its hold on church order.
Anglo-Catholics were loyal to the English Church and insisted that it retained its essential 'catholic' credentials despite the Reformation and subsequent growth of the more widespread, and ultimately more important, Evangelical party.
This is directed primarily at the Church of England where there are a number of Anglo-Catholics who are dissatisfied with women bishops," said Bishop Ingham.