Roman Catholicism

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Roman Catholicism

The doctrines, practices, and organization of the Roman Catholic Church.
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Roman Catholicism

(Roman Catholic Church) the beliefs, practices, and system of government of the Roman Catholic Church
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Ro′man Cathol′icism

the faith, practice, and system of government of the Roman Catholic Church.
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Noun1.Roman Catholicism - the beliefs and practices of the Catholic Church based in RomeRoman Catholicism - the beliefs and practices of the Catholic Church based in Rome
Catholicism, Catholicity - the beliefs and practices of a Catholic Church
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(ˈrəumən) adjective
1. connected with Rome, especially ancient Rome. Roman coins.
2. (no capital) (of printing) in ordinary upright letters like these.
a person belonging to Rome, especially to ancient Rome.
Roman alphabet
the alphabet in which Western European languages such as English are written.
Roman Catholic (also Catholic)
(a member) of the Christian church which recognizes the Pope as its head.
Roman Catholicism (also Catholicism)
the beliefs, government etc of the Roman Catholic Church.
Roman numerals
I,II,III etc, as opposed to the Arabic numerals 1,2,3 etc.
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A man of rank, too, and rich--a man who, if he had continued to serve, might have done anything; and then to throw up the service and everything else in order to go over to Roman Catholicism and turn Jesuit-- openly, too--almost triumphantly.
Roman Catholicism is, so to speak, simply the same thing as unchristianity," he added with flashing eyes, which seemed to take in everybody in the room.
"And in the second place, Roman Catholicism is, in my opinion, worse than Atheism itself.
I was merely talking about Roman Catholicism, and its essence--of Rome itself.
For, if one of us goes over to Roman Catholicism, he is sure to become a Jesuit at once, and a rabid one into the bargain.
"Why, you wicked man, a cloister implies a monk, and a monk Roman Catholicism."
"You think it proves the truth of Roman Catholicism that John Henry Newman wrote good English and that Cardinal Manning has a picturesque appearance?"
A Gallup poll last spring found about two thirds of Americans view Roman Catholicism favorably, while one fourth view it negatively, notes Catholic Trends (April 15, 2000).
NO wonder millions of Anglicans are turning to Roman Catholicism. The Church of England and its vicars seem to have completely given up on guiding us.
More generally, the title hints at productive relations between astronomy and Roman Catholicism during a period often presumed to mark their nadir.
The Scottish-based church criticised him for promoting the interests of Roman Catholicism and making the religion more acceptable to the English establishment.
His wife and two of their children were killed, and Williams and a son and daughter were marched to Quebec, where the captives were delivered to Jesuit priests who tried to convert them to Roman Catholicism. The three became separated and, in 1706, Williams was released from captivity and returned to Massachusetts where, at the urging of Cotton Mather, he wrote an account of his experiences published in 1707 as <IR> THE REDEEMED CAPTIVE RETURNED TO ZION </IR> .