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Definition of the noun catholicism

What does catholicism mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: Catholicisms

  1. the beliefs and practices of a Catholic Church
    • example: He is a recent convert to Catholicism.
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonym of Catholicism: Catholicity
    • more generic terms: Christian religion / Christianity = a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
    • more specific terms:
      • Roman Catholicism / Romanism / papism = the beliefs and practices of the Catholic Church based in Rome
      • Eastern Catholicism = the beliefs and practices of any of the eastern Catholic Churches based in Constantinople or Antioch or Alexandria or Moscow or Jerusalem


  1. "Catholicism" is a book by Henri de Lubac.
    • also known as "Catholicism; a study of dogma in relation to the corporate destiny of mankind"
  2. "Catholicism" is a book by Gerald O'Collins, published on (6 years ago).
  3. "Catholicism" is a book by Richard P. McBrien.
  4. "Catholicism" is a book by George Brantl.


Catholicism: For the first time, in breathtaking and high-definition cinematography, the truth, goodness, and beauty of Catholicism are illustrated in a multimedia experience. Journey with Fr. Robert Barron to more than 50 locations throughout 16 countries. Be illuminated by the spiritual and artistic treasures of this global culture that claims more than one billion of the earth’s people.

  • begun on (4 years ago)
  • genres: Documentary film, Miniseries

Phrases with Catholicism

  1. anti-catholicism
  2. anglo-catholicism
  3. roman catholicism
  4. eastern catholicism

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Catholicism

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Google previewPsychoanalysis, Phenomenological Anthropology and Religion (1998)

by Antoine Vergote

From various pespectives, folk catholicism is an object of interest, of discussion, or of controversy. Rationalistically-minded people consider it with a mixture of amusement and disdain, as an odd, superstitious, and primitive if not infantile ...

Google previewFrom the Heart of Our People (1999)

Latino/a Explorations in Catholic Systematic Theology by Orlando O. Esp’n, Miguel H. D’az

First, popular Catholicism is the most distinguishing, most pervasive, and omnipresent reality in the religious life of Catholic Latino/a and Latin American...

Second, and as Orlando Espín asserts, "Latino/a popular Catholicism is a religion .

Google previewRecovering the Riches of Anointing (2002)

A Study of the Sacrament of the Sick : an International Symposium, the National Association of Catholic Chaplains by Kevin Tripp, Genevieve Glen

" Catholicism is the polar opposite of every fundamentalism. Its understandings of grace and personality is a theological alternative, and its life of pluralism and ...

Google previewBelief and Organization (2012)

by P. Case, H. Höpfl, H. Letiche

Catholicism is a sensuous religion and perhaps this is one of the reasons why it is misunderstood by other Christian groups who imagine that Catholics worship plaster images of the saints, have asuperstitious regardfor candles, holy waterand ...

Google previewGood and Evil (2011)

The Eve of Annihilation by Robert R. Fiedler

Catholicism is a religion the essence of which is that it has an ...

Google previewThe Literary Digest (1905)

by Edward Jewitt Wheeler, Isaac Kaufman Funk, William Seaver Woods

" Catholicism is a sociology, contends M. Brunetiere.

Google previewDevil in the People's House (2016)

An Insightful and Revealing Read, Exposing Democrat Progressive Liberalism at War with God and The Soul of a Nation by MasterBlogger1

The reason Catholicism is a religion or choice for many Progressive Liberals ( and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Catholicism (2006)

by Frank K. Flinn

Catholicism. The Eastern Catholic Churches all have spiritual, liturgical, and canonical traditions distinct from and independent of the dominant Latin tradition of the Roman Catholic Church. Although each of these churches has united with the ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2006)

Volume 1: Religion by Samuel S. Hill

Catholicism. From the first Catholic settlers in colonial Maryland to the recent influx of Spanish-speaking and Asian Catholics, ''southern'' Catholics have traditionally occupied an ambivalent place in the region as they struggled to balance a ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Conservative and Libertarian Thought (Routledge Revivals) (2012)

by Nigel Ashford, Stephen Davies

CATHOLICISM The word 'Catholicism' is most commonly construed as ...

Google previewTerminological Dictionary (2013)

Of Social Transcendentalism by Author John O'Loughlin

CATHOLICISM: Catholicism is by and large the mode of Christianity which most approximates to 'reborn' vegetativeness, as described elsewhere, since, unlike Protestantism, it operates within a non-triangular hierarchy that allows the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Religious and Spiritual Development (2005)

by Elizabeth M. Dowling, W. George Scarlett

Catholicism has been the decisive spiritual force in the history of Western civilization. Catholicism is not an island; rather, it is a continent, an entire world extending across 2,000 years and embracing more than 800 million people in every ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Religion and Society (1998)

by William H. Swatos, Peter Kivisto

A resistance to modernization has meant that the Greek or Russian Christian churches, unlike Roman Catholicism and Protestantism, have had little significant impact on Western social science. Differing in style, discipline, and doctrine from ...

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I suppose you could sum up the religious aspects of my boyhood by saying it was a time of life when I was taught the difference between right and wrong as it specifically applied to Catholicism. (Robert Vaughn)
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Scrabble value of C3A1T1H4O1L1I1C3I1S1M3

The value of this 11-letter word is 20 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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