Roman Catholic
The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.2 billion members worldwide. It is one of the oldest religious institutions in the world...
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Royal baby law comes into effect across the Commonwealth
Good news, current and future royal princesses: as of today, your spot in the line of succession will no longer be bumped back by the birth of a baby brother. You're also free to marry a Roman Cathol...
Roman Catholic (term)
The term Roman Catholic appeared in the English language at the beginning of the 17th century, to differentiate members of the Catholic Church (in communion with the Pope) from other Christians who u...
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Catholic Church hierarchy
The Catholic Church describes as its hierarchy its bishops, priests and deacons. In the ecclesiastical sense of the term, "hierarchy" commonly means the body of persons who exercise authority within a...
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Latin Church
The Latin Church is part of the Catholic Church. Technically, it is described as an autonomous particular church. There are several such autonomous particular churches within the Catholic Church. Othe...
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Eastern Catholic Churches
Eastern Catholic Churches are self-governing particular churches in full communion with the Pope. Together with the Latin Church, they make up the Catholic Church. Their liturgical, devotional and the...
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Catholicism by country
The tables below represent statistics with regard to the Catholic Church by country.
Most of the figures are taken from the CIA Factbook.According to the CIA Factbook, the five countries with...
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Catholic liturgy
The Catholic Church is fundamentally liturgical and sacramental in its public life of worship.
As explained in greater detail in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and its shorter Compendium, th...
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Catholic theology
Catholic theology is the ongoing academic reflection upon and speculation upon the doctrines of the Catholic Church, both of the Eastern Catholic Churches and the Latin Church of the Catholic Church.<...
Catholic social teaching
Catholic social teaching is the body of doctrine developed by the Catholic Church on matters of social justice, involving issues of poverty and wealth, economics, social organization and the role of t...
Blessed Virgin Mary (Roman Catholic)
Roman Catholic veneration of Mary, Mother of Jesus, which has grown over time in importance, is manifested not only in prayer but also in the visual arts, poetry and music. Popes have encouraged it, ...
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Roman Catholic Mariology
Roman Catholic Mariology is the systematic study of the person of the Blessed Virgin Mary and of her place in the economy of salvation, within the theology of the Catholic Church.In the Catholic persp...
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Mary (mother of Jesus)
Mary (Mariam: Aramaic: ܡܪܝܡ‎; c. 18 BC – c. 41 AD), also known as Saint Mary or the Blessed Virgin Mary, or Παναγία in Greek, is identified in the Bible and in Quran as the mother of...
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History of the Catholic Church
The history of the Catholic Church, begins with the teachings of Jesus Christ, who lived and preached in the 1st century AD in the province of Judea of the Roman Empire. The contemporary Catholic Chur...
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Early history of Christianity
The history of early Christianity covers Christianity from its origins to the First Council of Nicaea in 325.The first part of the period, during the lifetimes of the Twelve Apostles, is traditionally...
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Historiography of early Christianity
Historians have used a variety of sources and methods in exploring and describing the history of early Christianity, commonly known as Christianity before the First Council of Nicaea in 325.The growth...
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Criticism of the Catholic Church
Criticism of the Catholic Church includes observations made about the current or historical Catholic Church, in its actions, teachings, omissions, structure, or nature. Theological disagreements are c...
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History of the Catholic Church since 1962
Post Vatican II history of the Catholic Church includes the recent history of the Catholic Church since the Second Vatican Council. It focuses on the influences of the Council on the Catholic Church, ...
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Catholic teachings on sexual morality
Catholic teachings on sexual morality draw from what the Church considers to be natural law, sacred scripture and sacred tradition and are promulgated authoritatively by the Magisterium. Sexual morali...
Catholic ordination of women
The Roman Catholic Church doctrine on the ordination of women, as expressed in the current canon law and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, is that: "Only a baptized man (in Latin, vir) validly rec...
Alumbrados
The alumbrados ([alumˈbɾaðos], Illuminated) was a term used to loosely describe practitioners of a mystical form of Christianity in Spain during the 15th-16th centuries. Some alumbrados were only mild...
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Invicti Athletae
Invicti athletae (May 16, 1957) is an encyclical of Pope Pius XII to the bishops of the world on the 300th anniversary of the martyrdom of Saint Andrew Bobola.Some parts of the encyclical are addessed...
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James Hamilton, 3rd Earl of Arran
James Hamilton, 3rd Earl of Arran (c1532–1609) was a Scottish nobleman and soldier who opposed the French-dominated regency during the Scottish Reformation. He was the eldest son of James Hamilt...
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Fidelis of Sigmaringen
Fidelis of Sigmaringen, O.F.M. Cap. (1577 - 1622), was a Capuchin friar who was a major figure in the Counter-Reformation, and was murdered by his opponents at Seewis im Prättigau, now part of Switzer...
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Pope Urban VI
Pope Urban VI (Latin: Urbanus VI; c. 1318 – 15 October 1389), born Bartolomeo Prignano ([bartoloˈmɛːo priɲˈɲaːno]), was Pope from 8 April 1378 to his death in 1389. He was the last Pope to be elec...
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Exsurge Domine
Exsurge Domine (Latin: Arise O Lord) is a papal bull issued on 15 June 1520 by Pope Leo X. It was written in response to the teachings of Martin Luther which opposed the views of the papacy. It censur...
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Peace and Truce of God
The Peace and Truce of God (Latin: Pax Dei, Treuga Dei; German: Gottesfrieden, French: Paix de Dieu, Catalan: Pau i Treva de Déu.) was a medieval European movement of the Catholic Church t...
Peruvian Inquisition
The Peruvian Inquisition was established on January 9, 1570 and ended in 1820. The Holy Office and tribunal of the Peruvian Inquisition were located in Lima, Peru.Unlike the Spanish Inquisition and t...
Order of Aviz
The Military Order of Aviz (Portuguese: Ordem Militar de Avis, [ɐˈviʃ]), previously to 1910 Royal Military Order of Aviz (Portuguese: Ordem Real Militar de Avis), previously to 1789 Order of S...
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War of the Eight Saints
The War of the Eight Saints (1375–1378) was a war between Pope Gregory XI and a coalition of Italian city-states led by Florence, which contributed to the end of the Avignon Papacy.
The causes of ...
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