1Of the Roman Catholic faith.
- The two principles that guided his life and career were a deep Catholic faith and Catalan nationalism.
- Believing in the authenticity of such apparitions is not even a requirement of Catholic faith.
- Since 1854, the immaculate conception has been an essential dogma of the Catholic faith.
1.1Of or including all Christians.
- To the extent this is true, it is a betrayal of the universal and catholic mission of Orthodoxy.
1.2Of or relating to the historic doctrine and practice of the Western Church.
- One reason, no doubt, was the Oxford Movement and its revival of Catholic practice.
- Actually they seem to argue more accurately for certain heresies than they do for the Catholic doctrines.
- Moreover, far from being a heretic, he loyally endorsed the essentials of Catholic doctrine.
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A member of the Roman Catholic Church.
- Under the law of the church, remarried Catholics are prohibited from communion.
- In such a church, no one could seriously hope to control what Catholics read and hear.
- Traditionally, Catholics see their church as partner of the state, not part of it.
Late Middle English: from Old French catholique or late Latin catholicus, from Greek katholikos 'universal', from kata 'with respect to' + holos 'whole'.
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