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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 effect of these new forms of piety was not as beneficial to the SPG, which was unable to incorporate Anglo-Catholic piety within its structures, with the result that Anglo-Catholics established competing missions such as the Universities' Mission to Central Africa (UMCA).
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 compromise was actually backed by many of those who wanted women bishops, but who did not want to see the Church of England divided, given that they have conservative Anglo-Catholics and Evangelicals.
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.
Thus it is problematic to refer to Anglo-Catholics like Lancelot Andrewes and Jeremy Taylor as Arminians; and while Martin does define Calvinism in terms of the total depravity of humankind and the special election of the few, it is difficult to see how the term relates to both John Donne and George Herbert (2, 68, 71), especially in the light of Stanley Stewart's brilliant attacks on the supposed Calvinism of both poets.