Old Catholic
noun Date: 1871 a member of one of various hierarchical and liturgical churches separating from the Roman Catholic Church at various times since the 18th century

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  • Old Catholic — Catholic Cath o*lic, n. 1. A person who accepts the creeds which are received in common by all parts of the orthodox Christian church. [1913 Webster] 2. An adherent of the Roman Catholic church; a Roman Catholic. [1913 Webster] {Old Catholic},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Old Catholic — n. a member of any of a number of nationalist churches rejecting various Roman Catholic tenets (esp. papal supremacy and papal infallibility) officially promulgated in relatively recent times: the churches were organized mainly in the late 19th… …   English World dictionary

  • Old Catholic — noun a member of the church formed in the 19th century by German Catholics who refused to accept the infallibility of the Pope • Hypernyms: ↑Christian • Member Holonyms: ↑Old Catholic Church * * * Old Catholic see catholic B. 3 b …   Useful english dictionary

  • Old Catholic — Old′ Cath′olic n. rel a member of certain Catholic churches that broke with Rome over various issues, as papal infallibility • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • Old Catholic — 1. a member of any of several European churches professing to be truly Catholic but rejecting certain modern Roman Catholic doctrines, dogmas, and practices, esp. the dogma of papal infallibility. 2. a member of any of several minor churches, esp …   Universalium

  • Old Catholic Church — Old Catholic parish church in Gablonz an der Neiße, Austria Hungary (now Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic). A considerable number of ethnic German Catholics supported Döllinger in his rejection of the dogma of papal infallibility …   Wikipedia

  • Old Catholic Church of America — Founder Bishop Paul Francis Cope Date Founded 1925 Recognition Holy Orders and Sacraments recognized as valid by Pope Benedict XVI Primate Presiding Bishop Henry Pleau, DD Headquarters …   Wikipedia

  • Old Catholic Encyclopedia — Catholic Encyclopedia La Catholic Encyclopedia, appelée aujourd hui par rétronymie Old Catholic Encyclopedia, est une encyclopédie en langue anglaise, rédigée entre 1907 et 1913 et conçue pour « faire autorité et renseigner sur le cycle… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Old Catholic Church of the Netherlands — See the article on Ultrajectinism for a more detailed description of historical and theological events. The Old Catholic Church of the Netherlands; Dutch: Oud Katholieke Kerk van Nederland, is the mother church related to the Old Catholic… …   Wikipedia

  • Old Catholic Church in Europe — The Old Catholic Church in Europe or OCCE is a traditionalist Church in the Old Roman Catholic tradition, based in the United Kingdom. The denomination is also known as the Old Roman Catholic Church in Europe . The OCCE is a Eucharistic community …   Wikipedia

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