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  • We are a Catholic Church.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Who said anything about a Catholic Pope?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Newton was not buried by a Catholic Pope.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There's no way a Catholic Pope was present.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Egyptian sun disks became the halos of Catholic saints.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And once for shaming the good name of the Catholic Church.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Hardly the pastime of a devout Catholic," the judge had noted.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Opus Dei is the only Catholic organization whose numbers are growing!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There were no female Orthodox rabbis, Catholic priests, nor Islamic clerics.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • To his modest beginnings, building a small Catholic church in Oviedo with Silas.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Symbols are very resilient, but the pentacle was altered by the early Roman Catholic Church.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Opus Dei was the fastest-growing and most financially secure Catholic organization in the world.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Shortly afterward, Langdon received a postcard from an old friend—the Catholic Bishop of Philadelphia.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • We are a congregation of Catholics who have chosen as our priority to follow Catholic doctrine as rigorously as we can in our own daily lives.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Why would members of the Catholic clergy murder Priory members in an effort to find and destroy documents they believe are false testimony anyway?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Collet found it ironic that one of Fache's rare popular public stances in recent years had been his outspoken reaction to the Catholic pedophilia scandal.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Sadly, while most of the Catholic Church was gradually moving in the right direction with respect to women's rights, Opus Dei threatened to reverse the progress.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • This not only precluded further pagan challenges to Christianity, but now the followers of Christ were able to redeem themselves only via the established sacred channel—the Roman Catholic Church.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The early Church feared that if the lineage were permitted to grow, the secret of Jesus and Magdalene would eventually surface and challenge the fundamental Catholic doctrine—that of a divine Messiah who did not consort with women or engage in sexual union.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Your grandfather," Langdon said, hurrying behind her, "when he told you about the pentacle, did he mention goddess worship or any resentment of the Catholic Church?"  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The Vatican prelature known as Opus Dei is a deeply devout Catholic sect that has been the topic of recent controversy due to reports of brainwashing, coercion, and a dangerous practice known as "corporal mortification."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • So far, the evidence they had uncovered was unhelpful: a single bullet buried in the floor; a paper with several symbols scrawled on it along with the words blade and chalice; and a bloody spiked belt that PTS had told Collet was associated with the conservative Catholic group Opus Dei, which had caused a stir recently when a news program exposed their aggressive recruiting practices in Paris.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • All I am saying is that Mr. Saunière dedicated his life to studying the history of the goddess, and nothing has done more to erase that history than the Catholic Church.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The Catholic Inquisition published the book that arguably could be called the most blood-soaked publication in human history.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He reminded them that previous tempering of Church law—the Vatican II fiasco—had left a devastating legacy: Church attendance was now lower than ever, donations were drying up, and there were not even enough Catholic priests to preside over their churches.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The congregation, founded in 1928 by the Spanish priest Josemaría Escrivá, promoted a return to conservative Catholic values and encouraged its members to make sweeping sacrifices in their own lives in order to do the Work of God.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "For the early Church," Langdon explained in a soft voice, "mankind's use of sex to commune directly with God posed a serious threat to the Catholic power base.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And virtually all the elements of the Catholic ritual—the miter, the altar, the doxology, and communion, the act of "God-eating"—were taken directly from earlier pagan mystery religions."  (not reviewed by editor)

Samples from Other Sources
  • When the Apostles Creed uses the word "catholic", it does not reference the church headed by the Pope, but rather a universal church.

  • catholic in one`s tastes

  • Their taste in books was catholic, at any rate; Plato in Greek touched Omar in English; Nietzsche partnered Newton; Thomas More was there, and also Hannah More, Thomas Moore, George Moore, and even Old Moore.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon

  • In fact, a hyena`s catholicity of taste is so indiscriminate it nearly forces admiration.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi

  • The church is catholic, universal, so are all her actions; all that she does, belongs to all.
    John Donne  --  Meditation 17
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