Old Catholics(1,743 words)

I. Origins – II. History – III. Today

I. Origins

At various time, members of the Roman Catholic Church resisting papal centralism have been censured by the church. Organized on the national level in their own local churches, they consider themselves Catholics in historical continuity with the old, undivided church of the 1st millennium. They emphasize the dynamic character of their ecclesiastical organization and its orientation toward the Catholic church as a whole and the unity of all Christians. The term Old Catholics, dati…

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"Old Catholics." Religion Past and Present. Brill Online, 2014. Reference. 28 July 2014 <http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/religion-past-and-present/old-catholics-COM_00529>
First appeared online: 2011
First Print Edition: isbn: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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