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Adjective
/ˈkaTH(ə)lik/,
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(esp. of a person's tastes) Including a wide variety of things; all-embracing,
  1. (esp. of a person's tastes) Including a wide variety of things; all-embracing

  2. Of the Roman Catholic faith

  3. Of or including all Christians

  4. Of or relating to the historic doctrine and practice of the Western Church

Noun
  1. A member of the Roman Catholic Church


  1. of or relating to or supporting Catholicism; "the Catholic Church"
  2. free from provincial prejudices or attachments; "catholic in one's tastes"
  3. The word catholic (derived via Late Latin catholicus, from the Greek adjective καθολικός (katholikos), meaning "universal") comes from the Greek phrase καθόλο (kath'holou) meaning "on the whole," "according to the whole" or "in general" and is a combination of the Greek words κατά meaning "about ...
  4. Catholicism is a broad term for the body of the Catholic faith, its theologies and doctrines, its liturgical, ethical, spiritual, and behavioral characteristics, as well as a religious people as a whole.
  5. (Catholicism (France)) The Church of France, sometimes called the "eldest daughter of the Church" owing to its early and unbroken communion (second century) with the bishop of Rome, is part of the worldwide Catholic Church. ...
  6. (Catholics (novel)) Catholics is a novel by Brian Moore. It was first published in 1972, and was republished with an introduction by Robert Ellsberg and a series of study questions by Loyola Press in 2006.
  7. Universal; all-encompassing; Pertaining to all kinds of people and their range of tastes, proclivities etc
  8. (Catholically) In a Catholic manner; in a manner that is of or pertaining to Catholicism
  9. (Catholicism) A denomination of Christianity, whose center is the Vatican in Rome, Italy, and dates from the original church created by the Apostle Peter, a disciple of Lord Jesus.
  10. (Catholicism) I Am writing a book on this at present. Please bear with me on this one. I do consider many of it's teachings to be anti-christian and cultic. I have much research to do and confirm, and the piles of Catholic books I have to plough through is nothing short of a superhuman effort!. ...
  11. (Catholics) One person, one hypostasis, two natures.
  12. (Catholics) Presbyterian, Mormons, Buddhists,
  13. This came from the Greek word Katholikos which means "throughout the whole" or "universal." This implies a world-wide faith, rather than a local one. The Nicene Creed, recited in the churches of many Christian denominations, speaks of "one holy catholic and apostolic church. ...
  14. an adjective which is used both to refer to the 'universality' of the church, and also to refer to Roman Catholicism.
  15. (Gr. "universal, concerning the whole;" Sl. Sobomaya). A term describing the universality of the Christian message, claimed to be exclusively theirs by the Orthodox Church. However, in the West, it has come to mean the Roman Catholic church (v. Eastern Orthodox Church).
  16. A word derived from the Greek katolikos, and meaning 'general' or 'universal'.... in present-day usage, it is employed of those Christians who claim to be in possession of a historical and continuous tradition of faith and practice, as opposed to Protestants, who tend to find their ultimate ...
  17. 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.
  18. The Christian denomination, based in Rome, that is headed by the Pope.
  19. Friends of the JYA. While historically relations between Jews and Catholics have been strained (See the Inquisition, Blood Libel) this has not been the case in recent history.
  20. Cemetery - A cemetery set aside for use by Catholics. The ground has been consecrated (blessed) by the Bishop of the Diocese. The Diocese of Hamilton has 14 cemeteries and six mausolea managed by an independent organization known as The Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of Hamilton.
  21. adjective: a. of, relating to, or forming the church universal b. of, relating to, or forming the ancient undivided Christian church or a church claiming historical continuity from it c. Roman Catholic
  22. Register (Toronto), 1, 8 June 1922; 9 Jan. 1954.
  23. One of the four marks or notes of the Church, taken from the Nicene Creed. The Church is catholic or universal both because she possesses the fullness of Christ's presence and the means of salvation, and because she has been sent out by Christ on a mission to the whole of the human race.
  24. adjective: comprehensive; wide variety.
  25. adj. and n. United, universal. Hence the Nicaene Creed, shared in common by nearly all believers, says "I believe in one holy Catholic and Apostolic Church." Today the term denotes one of three distinct branches of Christianity, the other two being Orthodox and Protestant. ...