HyperDic: catholic_church

English > 1 sense of the expression Catholic Church:
NOUNgroupCatholic Churchany of several churches / churches claiming to have maintained historical continuity with the original Christian Church
English > Catholic Church: 1 sense > noun 1, group
MeaningAny of several churches / churches claiming to have maintained historical continuity with the original Christian Church.
MembersCatholicA member of a Catholic church
NarrowerEastern Church, Byzantine ChurchThe Catholic Church as it existed in the Byzantine Empire
Old Catholic ChurchCatholic churches / churches that broke away from the Roman Catholic Church in the 18th century
Orthodox Church, Orthodox Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, Eastern Church, Eastern Orthodoxderived from the Byzantine Church and adhering to Byzantine rites
Roman Catholic, Western Church, Roman Catholic Church, Church of Rome, Roman ChurchThe Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
Uniat Church, Uniate ChurchAny of several churches in eastern Europe or the Middle East that acknowledge papal authority but retain their own liturgy
Broaderchurch, Christian churchOne of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship
Spanishcatolicismo, iglesia católica

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