from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the name assumed in 1870 by members of the Roman Catholic church, who denied the ecumenical character of the Vatican Council, and rejected its decrees, esp. that concerning the infallibility of the pope, as contrary to the ancient Catholic faith.
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- n. a member of the church formed in the 19th century by German Catholics who refused to accept the infallibility of the Pope
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Since then, several Anglican ordinations were and have been performed by Old Catholic and/or Eastern bishops whose own valid ordinations are without question, and in a liturgical context which made clear that the ordinations intended to convey a "Catholic" rite of ordination.
It is my understanding that in a grave emergency, or if a Roman Catholic was in danger of death, the Old Catholic sacraments are valid.
For instance, the Old Catholic church ordains women.
The "Kulturkampf" raged in Baden, as in the rest of Germany; and here as elsewhere the government encouraged the formation of Old Catholic communities.
Christian Catholic National Church is administered by a national synod which meets annually; besides the Old Catholic priests and the bishop its membership includes delegates elected by the parishes.
A Christian Catholic theological faculty for the training of Old Catholic priests was established at the University of
The Italian and Swiss churches are part of the Union of Utrecht, a federation of Old Catholic churches that are in full communion with the Anglican Church.
Prior to the adoption of the modern lectionaries, the Gospel reading for this Sunday in the Anglican, Roman Catholic, Western-rite Orthodox, and Old Catholic churches was the story of the miracle of the loaves and fishes.