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Roman Catholic Terminology

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Last updated: August 18, 2016
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The worship service that culminates in Holy Communion
Mass
Another word for Holy Communion
Eucharist
A cross that depicts the Body of Christ
Crucifix
Temporary repose of those souls not yet worthy of Heaven
Purgatory
Prayer of meditation, said while holding a chaplet of beads
Rosary
The changing of the bread and wine to the Body and Blood on the plate
Transubstantiation
The seven holiest rites of the Church
Sacraments
High-ranked priest who helps choose the Pope
Cardinal
A group of individual parishes, headed by a bishop
Diocese
Official Church permission to publish a book
Imprimatur
Ambassador from the Vatican to another country
Apostolic Nuncio
The meeting in which the Pope is selected
Conclave
Expulsion of a sinner from participating in Holy Communion
Excommunication
An honorary title given by the Pope to certain parish priests
Monsignor
The summary of the Church's teachings and beliefs
Catechism
The verbal expression of the Church's beliefs
Creed
Evening prayer liturgy, at which no Holy Communion is given
Vespers
When a priest is stripped of his clerical duties
Defrocking
Reversal of a marriage (required for Catholics to re-marry)
Annulment
Elevation by the Pope of a dead person to sainthood
Canonization
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level 70
Aug 19, 2016
Well done. Or rather: Amen!
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level 38
Nov 21, 2017
got held up on spelling on a few so i missed three (one i was in the process of typing)
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