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- Catholicism : 1. A large group of Christian denominations which view themselves as being in historical and doctrinal continuity with Catholic Christianity as it existed before the Great Schisms that separated the church universal into different communions. It is taken from the word catholic, used in the sense of universal, or all-embracing. 2. Adherence, membership or affiliation with the Roman Catholic Church. To use the term "Catholic" to describe only Roman Catholics is standard among many, but may offend Christians of other denominations who also view themselves as "Catholic", such as many Anglicans, Orthodox Christians and High Lutherans.
- Christianity : The largest world religion, which centers around the worship of one God, his son Jesus Christ, and his Holy Spirit.
- Religion : Belief in, and systems of, worshipful dedication to a superhuman power or belief in the ultimate nature of existence.
- Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith : Add brief definition or description
- Opus Dei : A Personal Prelature of the Catholic Church that fosters the search for holiness through ordinary work and daily life, founded on October 2, 1928, by a Spanish priest, Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer, by (according to Escrivá) divine inspiration.
- Society of Jesus : A Catholic religious order founded in 1534 by St Ignatius of Loyola.
- Papacy : Head of the Roman Catholic Church.
- Pope Benedict XVI : Former Pope of the Roman Catholic Church (2005-2013), formerly an academic theologian and Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, now known as Pope emeritus (born 1925).
- Hans Urs von Balthasar : Add brief definition or description
- John Henry Newman : Add brief definition or description
- Karl Rahner : (1904—1984) Catholic theologian, considered by some to be "the dominant theological voice of the Roman Catholic Church in the twentieth century" (Marmion and Hines).
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin : Add brief definition or description