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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See Latin Church, under Latin.

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  • n. the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy


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  • This assistance in the present stage of the Western Church is a pressing duty of conscience, not only for the individual Catholic, but particularly for the Church as a whole, in

    Catholic Problems in Western Canada

  • The words inserted in the Creed by the Western Church were the occasion of the rupture, for which the rival claims of Gregory of Rome and John Scholasticus of

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • Except for in Spain, however, Muslims were not an issue for the Western Church—or only an issue at or beyond its borders, not as an internal population that might pass as Christians.


  • In recent years, it has become increasingly observed in the Western Church, as well, where some have become eager to recover the fullness of our common faith -- an enriching fullness and a wholeness, which, largely due to historical circumstances, has been kept from a good many of us.

    Scott Cairns: The Prayer of the Heart

  • The fact is that when such conditions arise, as they have arisen again and again in the Church, and as they have arisen in the Western Church especially in the last half-millenium, it seems that God in his mercy continues to raise up other sorts of pledges of his covenant.

    'The Fellowship of the Baptized' - The John Coventry Memorial address

  • This Sunday, August 15, our brief fasting period ends as we celebrate another of our Twelve Great Feasts, the Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God -- better known in the Western Church as the Assumption of Mary.

    Scott Cairns: The Dormition of the Mother of God

  • Influenced by the Byzantines, the Western Church had become increasingly fond of the ritualistic burning of incense, ostensibly as an evocation of the sweet oxygens of heaven, but more likely a way of combating the concentrated funk of sweaty congregations.

    La insistencia de Jürgen Fauth

  • The two good men of the Western Church as you call them referred to and quoted warnings from the many Pius Popes one a saint and Pope Leo.

    You report: the advance of the TLM in the Diocese of San Bernardino, California

  • A further cause for these differences was the adoption by the Western Church of the Gregorian Calendar in the 16th century.

    [pascha] good friday today

  • Latin = traditional Liturgical language of the Western Church.

    Jubilee Mass - more photos


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