from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of the Anglican Church whose religious convictions emphasize sacramental worship.
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- n. A member of the Anglican Church whose practices emphasise continuity with Catholic tradition.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a church modeled on the English Reformation; Anglican; -- sometimes restricted to the ritualistic or High Church section of the Church of England.
- n. A member of the Church of England who contends for its catholic character; more specifically, a High Churchman.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Catholic according to the teachings of the Church of England.
- Laying especial stress on the Catholic character of the Church of England; high-church.
- n. A member of the Church of England, or of any Anglican church; especially, one who maintains the Catholic character of the Anglican Church.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. supporting the Anglican Church
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The term should not be confused with the Anglo-Catholic wing of Episcopalianism.
Set in an Anglo-Catholic school on the Sussex downs in 1962, Hare's new one-hour play sees life largely from the viewpoint of the pupils.
Early last fall, the Vatican extended a somewhat feline paw in the direction of that rather singular group of Christians sometimes denominated as “Anglo-Catholic.”
I personally would love to see Anglo-Catholic groups who have acknowledged the truth of Catholic teachings allowed to re-unite with the Church as a group.
True enough, but I wonder how long Anglo-Catholic euphoria will last once the “Anglo” part fades under the weight of the Roman Magisterium.
For the priests, maybe it was the prospect of losing Anglo-Catholic paraphernalia – which now they can keep along with their wives; if that was the case, though, it seems like a shallow reason (well, apart from the wives) for resisting the call which has now become so compelling.
Now how ever you would be hard pressed to find any true Anglo-Catholic practice left.
Plans to create a personal prelature for former Anglicans in the Catholic Church could lead to a flood of converts, according to a senior figure in the Anglo-Catholic wing of the Church of England.
If you doubt it, compare a Mass said according to the 1970 Missal under the ICEL model with an Anglo-Catholic liturgy said according the old Missal in English.
And yet, as the Anglo-Catholic candidate, he was now in debt to the wing of the church most agitated and impatient about the “problem” of homosexuality.