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 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.
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.
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.
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 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) -
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 13 cemeteries and five mausolea managed by an independent organization known as The Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of Hamilton.