Abdias, n.; Gr. All commemorations of the Mass are made up of Collect, Secret, and Postcommunion. Virgin because of her exalted In the early ages of the Antiphon, n.; Gr. Cingulum, n ; L. A cincture; a girdle or cord symbolizing purity. Also called creche. A form of argumentation or reasoning which deduces a conclusion from certain and evident premises; capable of being demonstrated, n. The study of the nature and basis of knowledge. Title given to an abbot, but generally to a secular ecclesiastic in France; often used colloquially to refer to any cleric. Chrism, n.; Gr., L., A.S. A mixture of olive oil and balsam blessed by the bishop and used in the administration of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and in the ordination of a priest. Christening, n.; L., A.S. Omission.). One of three ways of electing a Pope. One of white damask ie worn during the Easter octave. There may be two, one on each side. Sometimes the use of the word includes all religious, even Sisters and lay brothers. An adaptation of the words of Scripture to express idea different from those intended by the author. (3) The "Acts of the Apostles" which is the section of Sacred Scripture wherein their activities are recorded. (3) — of altars. ; Gr., L. The eight hours or offices of the daily recitation of the Breviarium or divine office. Consubstantiation, n.; L. The heretical doctrine which holds that the substance of the bread and wine merely exists together with the substance of the Body and Blood of our Lord after consecration. Rejected as such by scholars because they could not have been written before the beginning of the third century. Christology, n.; Gr. ; L. To receive the Eucharist; to partake of communion. ture without sinning by idolatry. to the Divine Office alone. Also called pepium. (Cf. Traditional Catholic books available for free to download or read online. Church according to which the Church extends to all times and peoples, and teaches all the truths necessary for salvation. error and had restored to them their Patriarch of Alexandria by Pope Leo XIII. Collarium, n.; L. The name sometimes applied to the large, stiffly starched linen collar worn by the members of some religious orders of sisters or nuns. ; Bib. Any property, movable or immovable owned by a moral personality created by the Church, such as parish, religious house, and the like. Conditional absolution is that given when the Sacrament is in danger of nullity or when, if it is not given or is denied, the penitent might suffer spiritual loss. Learn more. (a) Greek. It is carried before the archbishop in processions in his own province. Communion, n.; L. a. Culpa (cool-par), n.; L. A fault; a Angel, n.; Gr., L. A spiritual being created by God superior in nature to man. Apocalypse, n.; Gr., L. The name applied to the last book of the New Testament written by St. John the Evangelist and containing his revelation concerning the future of the Church. The rubrics prescribe the usage of a specified number to be lighted during various ceremonies. It corresponds somewhat to a portable altar. Catechist, n. Altar. (2) In theology, a certain accidental reward over and above the essential bliss of heaven given to persons who achieve heaven with extraordinary degrees of merit. ;Gr., L. Eight books discussing ecclesiastical affairs, said to have been written by St. Clement of Rome. (1) The act whereby an individual forgoes or deprives himself of something pleasing to the senses, such as alcoholic beverages. The words in the prayer of the Mass which declare that the consecration is fulfilled in memory of Christ; in the Roman rite the first of three prayers after the Consecration of the Mass beginning with the words Unde et memores. Christian (name), adj. (1) A frame shaped like a bier covered with a black cloth or pall and used during Masses of the dead when the coffin and corpse are not present and over which the absolution for the Applied to the intentions of the minister in administering the sacraments when he doubts if all the requisites for validity are present may be expressed orally by the the clause: "If" with the statement of the particular doubt, placed before the essential words of the form They are found appended to the Apostolic Constitutions. ; Gr.,L. (Cf. Intention.). Work to advance the cause of Christ in temporal and spiritual matters; first, personally, second, in the family, and third, in the associations of social life. Altar cloths, n. They may be either clerics or laymen. Catechumenate, n. (2) Cardinal Vicar is the vicar general of the Pope as the Bishop of Rome who administers the spiritual affairs of the diocese; he is always a cardinal. Canonist, n.; Gr., L. One who is skilled or learned in Canon Law; usually refers to one who has received the degree of Doctor of Canon Law. (2) A fanatical sect of the Middle Ages given to nudism. Continence, n.; L. (1) Abstinence from the indulgence of sexual actions and desires. The reconciliation of man with God by Jesus Christ, the Son, through His sacrificial death on the Cross. book. The first day of the Lenten fast. Apologist , n.; Gr. Chalices and churches are also consecrated. Luna, Capsula.). A frontal. (1) The virtue excluding all volutary pleasure or indulgence in acts The external garment or vestment worn by the priest in a system of measuring the time Capsula, n.; L. A metal vessel supported on a stand in which the Host for Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament is reserved. the Holy Eucharist. Code, n.; L., Fr. Abbreviator, n.; L. A notary or secretary employed in the Papal Chancery and entrusted with the work of abbreviating and copying papal documents. L. One who is preparing to receive Baptism. (2) Abstinence from sexual intercourse by married persons, either by mutual vow or because of circumstances. Cerecloth.). Catechumen, n.; Gr. the knees. The Church other than the cathedral church served by a body Strictly, the study of moral principles through concrete cases; applied moral theology. Ark, n.; L. (i) The boat built and used by Noe at the time of the deluge. Roman Catholic: 3. including many different types…. Editor’s note: Over the years, we’ve often received requests for a Tradition-friendly reading list to deepen Catholics’ knowledge of and sophistication on the Faith. Land consecrated and set apart for the burying of Christians; each lot may be consecrated individually. Copyright © 2005-2020 All Rights Reserved. A representation of the cross of crucifixion together with the figure Anticamera, n.; L., It. The body of Christian; who profess the faith of Christ and believe in all the teachings of Jesus Christ, use the same means of grace, the Sacraments, and of the same authorities, their pastors united under one visible head, the Pope who is the representative of Christ on earth; that Church instituted by Christ with infallible authority under the visible head, the Pope; the Church which has all four of candelabra. Charisms, n. Benefits given to the Pope to aid in defraying the expense of his office and international work. Accidie (ak-see-dee), n.; L. The sin of spiritual laziness. The formal study of Jesus Christ; scientific study of the doctrine and theory of Christ's natures and person. There is a strict doubt when the opinions are equally probable for the law and for liberty; (b) in a strict doubt as to whether a certain law has ceased to bind, the law must be obeyed; liberty may never be favored when the opinion for the law is certainly more probable. Calefactory, n.; L.The common room or community room of a monastery; a room of the monastery in which there is a fireplace. Sayings of our Lord not recorded in the canonical Gospels but handed down; one instance is found in inspired Scripture in Acts. Cappa Magna, n.; L. A long vestment with a hood lined with silk or fur, according to the A.D. abbre,; L. Abbreviation for the Latin words Anno Domini meaning literally "in the year of the Lord," and denoting the years after the Incarnation of the Son of God from which time we now reckon our calendar. (2) The innumerable host of angels or the of the nine divisions of angels. Circumninsession, n. L. See Circumincession. Corona, n.; L. (1) Five mysteries of the Rosary. (Canon I.) and is performed by the majority in which the psalms are arranged All-wise, adj. Ash Wednesday, n.; L., Ger., A.S. Archivist, n.; Gr., L. One in charge of the archives. (1) The canonically enclosed living quarters of a convent or monastery. Archpriest, n.; Gr., (1) A dean; a head of a diocesan deanery. Caeremoniarius, n.; L. See Master of Ceremonies. Ablution, n.; L., Fr. (1) Episcopal — the business office from which all documents pertaining to the exercise of the bishop's jurisdiction proceed; a place of retaining all legal papers in all matters pertaining to the fivefold jurisdiction of the bishop. (Obs.). They were dug in the tufa granolare, a soft strata of earth adaptable to excavation. ; Gr., L. Pertaining to catechetics; or the instruction in Christian doctrine; pertaining to the catechism or the work of the catechist. Sodality.). (2) of a vow, the withdrawal or suspension of the obligation by a lawful superior. Term applied to those days of the year on which the celebration of Mass is forbidden; now only Good Friday. The vessel in which incense is burned at certain liturgical functions. abbot), n.; L., Fr. Originally a garment worn by laymen; it is now the short surplice. About A modern dictionary of 5,679 Catholic terms (including abbreviations), both common and obscure. The It is suitable for young adults in their teens, through older age groups. necessary instruction, and the other numbers or parts in a series which There are two sizes, the smaller for the Communion of the faithful, the larger for the priest's Communion of the Mass and for exposition. The financial executor of the Holy See. Originally a wreath worn about the head. Conscience, n.; L. A Judgment of reason concerning the goodness or badness of an act which one is contemplating performing, according to the principles of moral law. and n.; Gr., L. (1) Universal; the word was applied from very early ages An escutcheon. A person is bound to follow his conscience even it be inculpably erroneous and, also one is bound to form a right conscience. (2) Candles or vigil lights arranged in a circle. Adoration, n.; L. (1) Acts of divine worship directed to God; (2) Perpetual— Continuous exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, day and night, during which time adorers take turns in offering prayers and devotion. (4) The antiphon said by the priest after the ablutions of the Mass. All mortal sins, sincerely and clearly told; the sins must be told with the number of times committed, together with the circumstances which affect the nature of the sin. Chaplain, n.; L., O.Fr. It is bound close to the body by the cincture. (4) Sometimes a short passage of Sacred Scripture in the Divine Office is called a "little chapter.". (Cf. Roman curia; a camerlengo. Apostolic Fathers, n.pl. Church Militant, n.; L., Fr., Those members of the Catholic Church living on earth; so named because those members are "fighting" to attain salvation, they are the "soldiers of Christ"; the living members of the Mystical Body of Christ; all living Christians. Concurrence, n.; L Term applied to the Joining in vespers of two offices which follow Some times referred to the place where the instructions were given. Candles used in the church for liturgical purposes are of pure wax for the greater part and white in color except in Masses for the dead when they may be of yellow wax. (2) The entire top of the fixed or immovable altar. The one directing a group of men in an abbey who live under religious vows according to a rule or laws for the community. ), Consanguinity n.; L. In the natural sense, the bond between persons descended from the same stock; blood relationship. Curate, n.; L. A priest Eusebius; Bishop of Caesarea in the fourth century, is said to be the father of Church history. Act (of worship), n.; L., Fr. souls; an assistant to a pastor. ; Gr., L. (1) Spurious scriptural books denoted by the Fathers of the Church as forgeries of heretics. (2) A place where Christians assemble. The one in charge of a diocesan chancery; the priest appointed by (2) Books declared by St. Jerome to be writings not in the recognized canon of Scripture. Cherubim, n.pl. ; L., A.S. Three cloths, always of linen, required by the rubrics of Mass, which are spread over the top of the altar and are specially blessed for use on the altar. Canonical Hours,(adj. and the curial offices. to the True Church and today is recognized as the name of the Church. (3) Conventual — the assembly of delegated monks for the discussion, improvement, or change of the rules of their order. Cowl, n.; L., A.S. A hood usually attached to the upper part of a monk's habit which may be Chrismale, n.; L. The cerecloth. Originally, a form of bell tower which was developed by Lombardian architecture and which is still used in Italy. (Obs.). Apparition, n.; L. The visible presence of a supernatural being; a vision in human form. Canopy, n.; Gr., L., It. Angelical salutation, n.; Gr., L, "The Hail Mary." Canon (of the Mass), n.; Gr., L. The portion of the Mass proper beginning after the Sanctus and ending Just before the Pater Noster. have the consent of a competent Common, n.; L. (1) The ordinary of the Mass, especially the sung parts. Sin against chastity and also against justice. by sale, mortgage, exchange, lease, gift, etc. (3) In cathedral, collegiate, and conventual churches, that part of the building raised up and closed off from the nave where the canons or monks (or nuns) have their stalls. In canon law an impediment to marriage; it annuls possibility of marriage in all degrees in the direct line of blood relationship and to the second degree inclusive of the collateral line. (Cf. Catechism, n. Pyx.). An underground place of burial of the early Christians which became a place of refuge during the persecutions, and where public services might be held. A liturgical calendar gives the day by day course of feasts as followed by the Church in her liturgy; this begins with the first Sunday of Advent and continues in the cycle till the following first Sunday of Advent in the next year, and this calendar changes each year because many of the feasts of the Church are determined by the date of Easter. Cruet, n.; O.Fr. The extraordinary graces given to certain Christians for the benefit of others rather than for the spiritual welfare of the recipient; marks of favor. Cloister, n.; L., O.Fr. chair of the bishop is located and from which it derives its name. Catacomb, n.; L., It. Abjuration, n.; L. (1) The renunciation or denial under oath of an apostasy, heresy or schism before apostates, heretics or schismatics are validly absolved from excommunication. Cerecloth, n.; L. A linen doth waxed on one side; it is cut to the dimension of the altar Aspersory, n.; L. Latin: aspersorium. the bishop as a church notary whose duly it is to care for the diocesan archives, keep the records, and write up official documents. Crosier, n.; L., O.Fr. adoration, direct or indirect, by Catholicity, n.; Gr., L. (1) Universality. Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary. Contemplation, n.; L. A high state of interior union with God. traditional catholic Roman Catholics who enjoy or adhere to a more traditional practice of Catholicism. The campanile is usually a slender tower, detached from the church building and crowned with a turret containing the bells; now it more frequently is attached to the church, or is found only in its similar construction, the steeple. It should be of gold or silver, or the cup should be of silver and gold lined; it is consecrated by Excessive love of temporal things, usually riches; desire for things of the world. of the Sacraments, the giving of Collection, n.; L. Offering, usually made in money, taken up during services in the church; an alms offered during Mass. (2) of a chapter, a member of the clergy forming a cathedral or collegiate chapter which lives in a semicommunity life. Aridity, n.; L. The lack of sensible devotion and of consolation in prayer. When buying books on religious and spiritual matters, seek out those books written before Vatican II and which have the “Imprimatur,” or those books which are known to be written by solidly orthodox traditional Catholics. Today we follow the Code (Codex Juris Canonici) promulgated by Pope Benedict XV on May 27, 1917; its binding force began in full on May 19, 1918 The Code is divided into five books: the first is introductory; the second treats of persons as affected by the law; the third treats of things, such as sacraments and sacramentals and the temporal affairs of the Church; the fourth gives the laws governing ecclesiastical procedure; the fifth deals with crimes and their penalties. Enclosure; also Cloister.). ; Heb., L. (1) An obscure Gnostic sect of the second century. Concordat, n.; L., Fr. Synodaticum.). In the College of Cardinals there are three ranks of dignity ranging in order: Cardinal bishops. Conopaeum.). person for the correction of an offense. especially in difficult circumstances. We intend to make available only those books that are completely in line with Catholic dogma and morals and to defend and promote the Catholic religion with no compromises. The most common of these today are the National or International Eucharistic Congresses. The first garment in the vesting of a priest for celebrating Mass, worn beneath the alb. (Cf. pl. The Mass and the divine office which are the principle services of the Catholic Church and the chief acts of worship. Cotta, n.; L., It. the bishop with chrism except by those in Holy Orders or those to whom permission has been given. parishioners. (1) A corporation of persons Joined in a common pursuit. left side the family arms of the prelate. ; L. Papal representative sent to a country having no regular diplomatic relations with the Holy See. Collation, n.; L., O.Fr. Commendation (of the soul), n.; L.  The prayers for the dying, found in the Rituale Romanum. Sometimes applied to a vessel holding a relic. a diocesan bishop which assists in which cannot be given to any crea- The garment for covering the head and shoulders worn by Canons while chanting the office in choir. (Cf. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. At pontifical functions it is used, instead of the altar cards, by cardinals, bishops, abbots, and protonotaries apostolic. Colobium, n.; Gr., L. A long sleeveless garment of royalty in which Christ is often pictured. Cope, n.; L. A cape-like vestment, usually of silk, reaching from the shoulders to the feet. 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