the way in which the Church celebrates the liturgy and the seven sacraments.
appointed religious leaders, or elders, of the early Church.
sets forth rules and practices that the Jewish people have followed since the time of Moses, for whom the law is named.
the church is founded on and faithful to the teachings of the Jesus Christ and the apostles
the doctrine that when the pope speaks officially fort the Church on a matter of faith or morals, he is guided by the Holy Spirit and what he says is free from error.
a catholic faith community.
the teaching authority of the Church with the Pope in communion with the bishops.
means "acting as one."
a sacred sign and cause of grace instituted by Christ in the Church to continue the saving action of God through the Holy Spirit.
refers to an official teaching or a body of official teachings of the Church.
a holy image of Jesus, the Virgin Mary, or the Saints, often made out of gold leaf and other special materials.
a denial of the Church doctrine.
a world wide gathering of the pope and all the bishops that help clarify the Church teachings.
a formal ceremony that has a set of rules.
the collection of the laws of the Catholic Church.
law that last forever and lets us know the difference between good and evil.
Gods plan for our salvation through the passion, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus.
the common language spoken in the Roman Empire.
early Christian leaders whose teachings helped develop Christian doctrine.
the official public worship of the Church.
person who seeks to know God directly through spiritual insight.
a religious community of men or women who consider themselves totally dependent on God, who support themselves by begging for charity.
the sacred mystery in which the bread and wine are changed into the body and blood of Christ.
a special way of praying to God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, or of expressing love for Mary and the saints.
Western Christendom rigid social system where people were organized according to class.
an attitude of dedication to and reverence for God and holy things.
another name for the celebration of the sacrament of the Eucharist.
military attempts by Christians to free the Holy Land from Muslim control.
everlasting happiness with God and with all people who love God and others after death.
everlasting suffering and separation from God and from all people who love God and others.
a women who lived alone in a room usually built onto the side of a church.
a life long residence for monks and nuns.
the assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of things not seen.
gift of Gods life within us that we receive during the sacraments.