Universal or general; as, the catholic faith.
Of or pertaining to, or affecting the Roman Catholics; as, the Catholic emancipation act.
A person who accepts the creeds which are received in common by all parts of the orthodox Christian church.
An adherent of the Roman Catholic church; a Roman Catholic.
literally, "universal" or "found everywhere"; usually, however, a reference to the Roman Catholic Church although the term also includes Anglican, Syrian, Greek, Coptic, Russian and other churches. The Episcopal Church is a catholic church. Catholic churches generally accept the teachings of tradition as well as scripture and usually accept the validity of one or more ancient creeds as the summary of the Christian faith.
A member of the Christian church based in Rome and led by the pope.
A word meaning "universal." In other words, "the catholic church" (small "c") refers to the whole Christian church (literally the universal church) and is not technically the same as the Roman Catholic Church (with capital initials). However, in common usage people normally use "the Catholic church" (big "c") to refer to the Roman Catholics. Note that some Roman Catholics object to the "universal" use of the word catholic, apparently thinking that the word is being hijacked by non-Roman Catholics.
Greek word for "universal." First used in the title Catholic Church in a letter written by St. Ignatius of Antioch to the Christians of Smyrna about 107 A.D.
A Latin term taken from the Greek, KATHOLIKOS, meaning "universal," referring to all believers.
This word originally meant 'the undivided Christian church' but is usually taken to mean Roman Catholic (see Roman Catholic Church)
From a Greek word meaning "universal" or "general," used in reference to the later letters of the NT (James, Jude, 1&2 Peter, 1,2,& 3 John, and Hebrews) which are thought to have been written to the church in general, rather than to specific communities at specific times.
a member of a Catholic church
of or relating to or supporting Catholicism; "the Catholic Church"
a Christian who, among other things, reads Scripture in light of the Church's living Tradition of preaching, teaching, and worship
a kind of Christian
a member of the Universal Church, the bride of Christ, but only if she keeps her lamp full of oil, and her eyes ever watchful for her husbands' return
Derived from the Greek word for â€œuniversal.â€ Written with â€œc,â€ it is the common faith of all Christians as expressed in standard creeds. Written with â€œC,â€ it is often considered to indicate the Roman, Orthodox, Anglican and Lutheran traditions, although in common usage it generally refers to the Roman Catholic tradition, the largest branch of Christianity.
This word is derived from a Greek word meaning universal and may therefore, be used to apply to all Christians. When it is used this way, it begins with a small c. When used with a capital C it is usually referring to the Roman Catholic Church.
Roman Catholic, the main religion of the Nationalist community
a member of the Roman Catholic Church. Catholics believe that Christ appointed St Peter as the first leader of the Church, and that he and all subsequent popes speak with the authority of God.
the word Catholic means universal, and as applied to the church refers to its worldwide extension, its unbroken tradition going back to the Apostles, and its adherence to the wholeness of the Christian belief. In common usage the word is often used to refer to the Roman Church. However, Anglicans and Orthodox also use it as a description of their churches. After 1054 the Western Church was called Catholic and the Eastern Church, Orthodox
the official title of the Western Church after the rift between the Eastern and Western Christian Churches. [from the Greek, meaning "universal"].
Derived from the Greek word meaning "general" or "universal," the phrase "the catholic church" was first used by Ignatius of Antioch in the early second century.
This word means universal. With a small "c" it means the whole church. With a capital "C" it refers to the Roman Catholic part of the church catholic.
In literal meaning, denotes universal or all-embracing. Signifies that the Church of Christ is for all ages, for all nations, for all races and is the Ark of Salvation for all mankind.
The word means "Universal". The catholic faith is seen as the faith of the universal church throughout the world and through the centuries. In a particular sense, it is used by the church based in Rome, The Roman Catholic Church, as a claim to its own universality.
Literally, "universal" or "found everywhere". Though "Catholic" in many areas refers specifically to the Roman Catholic Church, "catholic" is used to refer Anglican, Syrian, Greek, Coptic, Russian and other churches. The Episcopal Church is a catholic church. Such churches generally accept the teachings of tradition as well as scripture, and usually accept the validity of one or more ancient creeds as the summary of the Christian faith.
An adjective which is used both to refer to the universality of the church in space and time, and also to a particular church body (sometime also known as the Roman Catholic Church) which lays emphasis upon this point.
(from Greek for "universal, worldwide") A self designation used in early Christianity to suggest universality over against factionalism; thence it became a technical name for the western, Roman Catholic church.
Catholic - derived, through Latin, from the Greek adjective , meaning "general", "universal" (cf. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0057%3Aentry%3D%2351864 Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon) -