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mean "overseers"; ordained church leaders who are successors of the Apostles and have received the fullness of the Sacrament
unbaptized persons preparing for membership in the church. a person becomes a catechumen after celebrating the Rite of Acceptance into the order of catechumens
third degree of the Sacrament of Holy Orders; the man is ordained to assist the bishop and priests in a variety of ways; in the early church someone appointed to serve those who were poor or otherwise needy in the community
a belief, attitude, or teaching that is contrary to revealed truth and to the Church's doctrine of faith
someone baptized a christian who obstinately holds a position on an article of faith that conflicts with officially defined church teachings
the truth that the second Person of the Blessed Trinity while remaining God, assumed a human nature and became man
baptized catholics who share in Jesus' mission and continue his work on earth but are not ordained
a doctrine, belief, attitude or teaching that is consistent with revealed truth and with the Churchs doctrine of faith
another name for elders or priests; in the early church, presbyters were closely associated with the bishop in the exercising of leadership in some faith communities
effective signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the church by which we share in divine life through the work of the Holy Spirit
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