Old Catholics

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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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.
Those in full communion with the Union of Utrecht Old Catholics are the Anglican Communion and the Philippine Independent Church.
Weren't the Protestants supposed to be the up-and-coming, progressive, force vis-a-vis the musty old Catholics? And if we were supposed to root for the Protestants in our high school history texts, shouldn't we be applauding the Islamic "extremists" now?
The story on Old Catholics (page 5) is not intended to lure anyone away from the mainline church.
The sacramentality of the eucharist, and its salvific function, are found in the following statement: "The eucharist represents the whole work of the divine economy in Christ that has its climax in his sacrifice on the cross and in his resurrection."(32) Thus for the authors of the text the eucharist becomes the binding principle that holds the local churches together in faith and practice.(33) It appears to me that Old Catholics and Orthodox seem to agree upon a eucharistic ecclesiology as expressed in these statements.
Old Catholics have lurked at the edge of Christian life for more than a century.
And for us old Catholics who have not been trained for such, we might simply have to breathe deep and just do it.
When Sigisbert Kraft was elected bishop of the Catholic Diocese of the Old Catholics in Germany in 1986, he took as his motto "Christus Spes," from the first letter to Timothy.
The highly sensitive ordinations are opposed by Old Catholics in the United States and likely to prompt a schism within the 125-year-old international union, according to Bishop John F.
It would disclose that Leonard believes that his ordinations as a priest in 1948 and as bishop in 1964 were valid because Old Catholics were involved.