Christian faith groups
About the Roman Catholic Church
Why do we use the term "Roman Catholic" instead of "Catholic"?
We do this to avoid confusion. Most Christian faith groups
acknowledge the Nicene
Creed and thus regard themselves as "Catholic," at least as
far as being part of the "catholic and apostolic church."
Within any one given faith group, the meaning of the term "Catholic"
is relatively clear. But our site deals with all Christian denominations
and all other religions. To assure clarity and to avoid ambiguity, we use
the term "Roman Catholic" when referring to the church
headed by the pope in Rome. We use similar terms (e.g. Evangelical Catholic,
Anglo-Catholic, Old Catholic) when referring to some other faith groups.
We often use the abbreviation RCC to
refer to the Roman Catholic Church. This saves wear and tear on your eyeballs
and on our fingers.
Locating RCC information on this site:
We have many dozens of essays on this web site that discuss ethical, moral,
religious topics from a Christian perspective.
Many include information on the beliefs and practices of the RCC. Our
internal search engine
might help you locate information on a specific topic.
Locating RCC information on the rest of the Internet:
You might find the following Catholic information sources to be
Additional Catholic websites, are listed elsewhere on this website.
If you are a single person, you might find the following group of
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Topics covered in this section:
Changes in the RCC
Three essays donated by Susan Humphreys:
Procedures related to the death or resignation of a pope:
Past human rights abuses:
Current and recent criminal activity:
Recent activities and events:
Books about the RCC:
Related menus on this web site:
Books about the Roman Catholic Church and its beliefs:
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Copyright © 2000 to 2015 by Ontario Consultants on Religious
Originally written: 2000-SEP-12
Latest update: 2017-OCT-16
Author: B.A. Robinson