Roman Catholic


  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Roman Catholic of or relating to or supporting Romanism "the Roman Catholic Church"
    • n Roman Catholic the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
    • n Roman Catholic a member of the Roman Catholic Church
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The term "devil's advocate" comes from the Roman Catholic Church. When deciding if someone should be sainted, a devil's advocate is always appointed to give an alternative view.
    • Roman Catholic of, pertaining to, or the religion of that church of which the pope is the spiritual head; as, a Roman Catholic priest; the Roman Catholic Church.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: DaVinci wrote notebook entries in mirror (backwards) script, a trick that kept many of his observations from being widely known until decades after his death. It is believed that he was hiding his scientific ideas from the powerful Roman Catholic Church, whose teachings sometimes disagreed with what Leonardo observed.
    • Roman Catholic denoting those who recognise the spiritual supremacy of the Pope or Bishop of Rome—as a noun, a member of the Roman Catholic Church
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. RomanusRoma, Rome.


In literature:

Roman Catholic missions in China, 158.
"A Wayfarer in China" by Elizabeth Kendall
About 1828 Mrs. Decatur became a convert to the Roman Catholic Church through her close acquaintance with the Carroll family, it is thought.
"A Portrait of Old George Town" by Grace Dunlop Ecker
He was a Roman Catholic and his nearest of kin lived in Quebec.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
Only two Roman Catholic churches and a synagogue moved in.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
The mass is the chief rite in the Roman Catholic worship.
"Roman Catholicism in Spain" by Anonymous
Behind the hospital is a Roman Catholic chapel, in which Mary Anderson was married.
"Hampstead and Marylebone" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
She remembered that there was a Roman Catholic priest there of whom her father had been very fond.
"Hetty's Strange History" by Helen Jackson
The religion of the French was, and still is, Roman Catholic.
"The Fairchild Family" by Mary Martha Sherwood
Here, also, there is the usual profusion of Roman Catholic churches, but there is nothing remarkable about them.
"Aztec Land" by Maturin M. Ballou
Many say they are Roman Catholics.
"An Orkney Maid" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

In poetry:

In between the limits of day,
hours and hours go by under the crew haircuts
and slightly too little nonsensical bachelor twinkle
of the Roman Catholic attendants.
(There are no Mayflower
screwballs in the Catholic Church.)
"Waking in the Blue" by Robert Lowell

In news:

Nigerian Roman Catholic Archbishop John Onaiyekan, on a visit to Kenya, said the Islamist Boko Haram insurgency is as rooted in bad governance as much as in its push for Islamic sharia law.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Roman Catholic monsignor who became the first US church official to be branded a felon for covering up sex abuse claims against priests was sentenced Tuesday to three to six years in prison.
A Roman Catholic monsignor , William J Lynn, was sentenced to three to six years in prison on Tuesday for covering up sexual abuses by a priest he supervised in Philadelphia.
A Roman Catholic official convicted of child endangerment will remain behind bars until his sentencing later this month, a judge ruled Thursday, denying a defense request for house arrest.
A theology teacher at a Roman Catholic high school lost his job after giving a student a valentine that read "I hate you, I wish you would die.".
Mother Teresa belongs to the whole world—not to Roman Catholics only, not to Christians only.
The Philippines' President Benigno Aquino III has told Roman Catholics to be on high alert at the annual Black Nazarene procession in Manila tomorrow, warning that terrorists have threatened to attack.
The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA. JOHNSTOWN — Alicia "Sunny" Zampogna and Joshua Simon were married Nov 11, 2011, at Mount St Peter Roman Catholic Church, New Kensington, Westmoreland County.
Hector "Macho" Camacho's casket is brought up the steps of St Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church in New York for a funeral, Saturday, Dec 1, 2012.
The Schoenstatt movement is a Roman Catholic Marian Movement that was founded in Germany in 1914 by the Rev.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Owensboro is celebrating its 75th Jubilee with several free events.
Eight new civil lawsuits allege the Archdiocese of Philadelphia covered up child sex assault allegations made against seven Roman Catholic priests.
Brian Graebe places flowers on a statue of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Sunday, Oct 21, 2012, at Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Roman Catholic Church in Lagrangeville, N.Y.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago says it will not close any of its elementary schools in June.
LOS ANGELES – Secret files kept for decades by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles on priests accused of sex abuse could soon become public.

In science:

In other words Aquinas’ dialectical root(s) for IP has undone IP from its religious character (at least in the context of the Roman Catholic Church), and as a consequence it has taken IP outside the area dominated by arguments from authority.
Dialectical Roots for Interest Prohibition Theory