Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The papal system; papistry.

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  • It was the beginning of a reaction to papal interference which over the next three centuries would challenge 'papalism', its value as well as its shortcomings, and initiate a reformation movement in the Western Church that became the second continuing schism within the Christian world.

    Orangeville

  • Our own identity as Catholic communities must be defended on this ground, not on any reactive anti-papalism, nor as a pragmatic middle way.

    Germany - 'One Church, One Hope' - Freiburg Lecture

  • At bottom it is an argument against anarchy that he constructs, and much of what he said is medieval enough in tone to suggest de Maistre's great defence of papalism as the secret of world-order.

    Political Thought in England from Locke to Bentham

  • Protestant fellow countrymen but among his own clergy, who did not like his strict discipline and some of whom by no means sympathized with what was called his "ultra-papalism".

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

  • One point of importance I have endeavored to impress, namely, that the papal hierarchy, with all its attendant evils, corruption, superstition, and spiritual despotism, was the logical successor of the Ante-Nicene church; that the ripened fruits of papalism were the direct results of the seeds of error planted in the second and third centuries.

    The Last Reformation

  • England, which under Henry III. was of no account in European affairs, to a position only second to that of France, and that under conditions more nearly approaching the modern conception of a political balance and a European state system than feudalism, imperialism, and papalism had hitherto rendered possible.

    The History of England From the Accession of Henry III. to the Death of Edward III. (1216-1377)

  • Edward strove to separate his baronial and his clerical enemies, and found an opportunity, which he was not slow to use, in the uncompromising papalism of Winchelsea.

    The History of England From the Accession of Henry III. to the Death of Edward III. (1216-1377)

  • Less than half a century ago, the Catholicism of Democratic presidential nominee John F. Kennedy was seen as so great a liability in Protestant America that he was compelled to give a speech to the Baptist ministers of Greater Houston describing how his patriotism would trump his papalism

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  • And Thomas Cahill had a [2] very good op-ed in The New York Times yesterday on the multitude of Catholic traditions and Pope John Paul II’s pursuit of ‘” aggressive papalism.’”

    Print - Pope Protection | PopPolitics.com

  • And Thomas Cahill had a very good op-ed in The New York Times yesterday on the multitude of Catholic traditions and Pope John Paul II’s pursuit of ‘” aggressive papalism.’”

    Pope Protection | PopPolitics.com

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