Ca·​thol·​i·​cism kə-ˈthä-lə-ˌsi-zəm How to pronounce Catholicism (audio)
: the faith, practice, or system of Catholic Christianity

Examples of Catholicism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s also a short film on view, by Maya Santos, that features Chief Morales talking about his family history, Catholicism and Native American practices. Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times, 28 June 2023 It's combined with a form of Catholicism that places John the Baptist above Christ. Travel + Leisure Editors, Travel + Leisure, 22 June 2023 Some of them have cited influences in their drag as varied as Latin American folklore, Roman Catholicism and Mexican surrealism. Jose R. Gonzalez, The Arizona Republic, 21 June 2023 But what most absorbs him is locating their similarities — mainly their Catholicism. Joan Frank, Washington Post, 15 June 2023 The Dodgers at first rescinded their invitation under pressure from loudmouths who argued that the Sisters mocked Catholicism by desecrating its holy rituals and objects and by just being. Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times, 15 June 2023 Since the founding of this country, no Christian denomination has centered poor immigrants and refugees the way Catholicism has. Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times, 7 June 2023 Advertisement After converting to Catholicism from the Lutheran faith, Mr. Hanssen became a member of Opus Dei, a conservative Catholic lay organization. Adam Bernstein, Washington Post, 5 June 2023 The nuns and their pastor at the Gower Abbey conduct Masses and prayer services in Latin, using the Traditional Latin Mass – a rite within Catholicism that the FBI considered using as a reason to conduct anti-domestic terrorism activities. Thomas Phippen, Fox News, 4 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1582, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Catholicism was in 1582

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“Catholicism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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