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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.
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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
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Old′ Cath′olic


n.
a member of certain Catholic churches that broke with Rome over various issues, as papal infallibility.
[1840–50]
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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
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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.
Coleen says AH, good old Catholic guilt - I feel your pain!
Among their topics are the performative meaning of the word parrhesia in ancient Greek and in the Greek Bible, empowering Catholics in a Protestant republic: life and works of apostolic vicar John van Neercassel (1626-86), the freedom to change the text of the New Testament: Wettstein's treatment of Mark, and silence is golden: freedom of speech and the Old Catholic Observer at the Second Vatican Council (1962-65).
Michael Ward, a former serving bishop of The Old Catholic Church which has its UK headquarters in Rugeley, Staffordshire, will appear at Wolverhampton Crown Court next month.
Anglicans attended both to encourage the "Old Catholic" movement, which rejected infallibility; and to attempt a rapprochement with the Orthodox churches on the basis of national church "independence." The Bonn movement includes, along with Puseyites, American Episcopalians and British anti-Catholics of doctrinal positions that alienated the Orthodox participants.
"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 new entry bell tower on the hospital campus is reminiscent of an old Catholic church bell tower and is filled with approximately 50 bells that play whenever the wind blows.
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.