The professed

(R. C. Ch.) , a certain class among the Jesuits bound by a special vow. See the note under Jesuit.

See also: Professed

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Everyone should be aware of, and very troubled by, the yawning, immense gap between the professed "pakitang tao" religiosity in our country and the groundzero daily living and practice, and how the Church of Francis plays a blind eye and even, as the editorial pointed out, is in cahoots with the despicable, dishonest and open thievery of our politicians.
Long the target of curiosity and speculation, Catholic nuns and sisters have always lived within the contexts of more than one culture, including that of the professed religious and that of their place in the secular world.
It is possible, however, to remain faithful to the professed teaching of the church without consenting to the humiliation of the church's practices.

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