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Old Catholic

n.
A member of an independent religious organization formed by a group of German Roman Catholics who refused to accept the doctrine of papal infallibility proclaimed by the Vatican Council in 1870.

Old Catholic

adj
(Roman Catholic Church) of or relating to several small national Churches which have broken away from the Roman Catholic Church on matters of doctrine
n
(Roman Catholic Church) a member of one of these Churches

Old′ Cath′olic


n.
a member of certain Catholic churches that broke with Rome over various issues, as papal infallibility.
[1840–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Old Catholic - a member of the church formed in the 19th century by German Catholics who refused to accept the infallibility of the Pope
Old Catholic Church - Catholic churches that broke away from the Roman Catholic Church in the 18th century
Christian - a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
References in classic literature ?
These statements are all well authenticated in many legends that are among the most trustworthy legends the good old Catholic monks preserve.
She remembered -- betwixt a smile and a shudder -- the talk of the neighbouring townspeople, who, seeking vainly elsewhere for the child's paternity, and observing some of her odd attributes, had given out that poor little Pearl was a demon offspring: such as, ever since old Catholic times, had occasionally been seen on earth, through the agency of their mother's sin, and to promote some foul and wicked purpose.
Chapman ends this section by recounting a visit to the United States by an Old Catholic representative, Bishop Eduard Herzog, who took the American Episcopal Church to be the American Old Catholic Church, and declined to plant separate Old Catholic congregations there.
Mass" is one of the names by which the sacrament of the Eucharist is commonly called in the Catholic Church, Western Rite Orthodox churches and many Old Catholic, Anglican, and Lutheran churches.
Later the old Catholic priest, in his house on a little hill,
This paper was developed based on reflections on a meeting with WCC staff and representatives of the Old Catholic Church of the Union of Utrecht in February 2014.
A detailed account of the modern bilateral Anglican ecumenical dialogue follows, outlining the work between the Roman Catholic and Old Catholic churches, the Oriental and Eastern Orthodox communions, and partners from Lutheran, Reformed, Baptist, and Methodist churches.
ANGRY Birmingham MP Clare Short today branded her old Catholic school "incredibly rude" after it withdrew a prize-giving invitation because of parents' objections to her stance on abortion.
It can even be said that in some southern regions Popular Liberalism dominanted the school, the pub, the local voluntary association (Verein), and the Old Catholic church.
Markus Notter from the Zurich cantonal government--which only recognises the Protestant, Roman Catholic and the Old Catholic Churches--called the outcome of the vote "regrettable".
The transaction marks a growing role for the 192-year old Catholic organization in providing quality affordable housing to the elderly and disabled.