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The Roman Catholic Church or, simply, the Catholic Church.

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Roman Catholic is an epithet first commonly used in England after the protestant revolt to describe the Catholic Church. It is never used by the official Catholic Church. It's just Catholic, not Roman Catholic. In other words, the name "Roman Catholic Church" came from protestants in England during and after the protestant revolt in the 16th century.


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You would use the phrase Roman Catholic Church as a noun, because it's a name. For example, "The Roman Catholic Church is headquarted in Vatacin City" or "John is a member of the Roman Catholic Church". Tip: there is no Roman Catholic Church. It is the Catholic Church.


The correct name of the popularly called Catholic Church is The Holy Roman Church. The word "Catholic" is not a part of its official name.


You would use the phrase Roman Catholic Church as a noun, because it's a name. For example, "The Roman Catholic Church is headquarted in Vatacin City" or "John is a member of the Roman Catholic Church". Tip: there is no Roman Catholic Church. It is the Catholic Church..Catholic AnswerRoman is an epithet first commonly used in England after the protestant revolt to describe the Catholic Church. It is rarely used by the Catholic Church.


Roman Catholic AnswerIt was called the Schism of the East, when the Orthodox Church broke away from the Catholic Church.



Roman Catholic AnswerThe Catholic Church is sometimes known as the Western Church to distinguish it from the Eastern Orthodox Church.


The name is the Catholic Church. The term 'Roman' was a somewhat derogatory addition given by Protestant denominations to distinguish themselves from the 'Roman' Church. They still considered themselves as Catholics (they weren't) but not in union with the pope.


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Vatican City, inside Rome, is a sovereign nation, and is home of the Catholic Church. There is no "Roman" Catholic Church, that is a popular mistake.


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The Old Catholic Church is a group of people who left the Catholic Church after the First Vatican Council. They, as indicated in the answer below, are no longer Catholic as they are not under the Holy Father. There is no "Roman Catholic Church, it's just Catholic, not Roman Catholic. Roman is an epithet first commonly used in England after the protestant revolt to describe the Catholic Church. It is never used by the official Catholic Church..AnswerOnce you split from the leadership of the pope, you cease to be Catholic. Members of the Old Catholic Church are Catholic in name only.


There were many leaders. Look it up in a history textbook.


i don't know what was the name of the church for example i go to a church named living waters in olean new york but its not catholic church.Roman Catholic AnswerThe Church has always been known as the Catholic Church, since the first century.


The name "catholic" means universal, so the "catholic church" is all the believers in Christ all over the world. The organized church was more (or less) one church until the Eastern Orthodox church split from the Roman Catholic church, which was (and is) headquartered in Rome. At the time of the Protestant Reformation, the Protestant churches left the rule of the Roman Catholic church and formed their own denominations (such as Lutherans, Baptists, Presbyterians). Sometimes people use the term "catholic" when they really should use the term Roman Catholic, so things can get confused.


Roman Catholic ChurchIf you are referring to the "American Catholic Church", like any protestant "church" their baptisms are recognized as long as they are done with water, with the formula "I baptize you, N, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit; with the intention of doing what the Church does.


Roman Catholic AnswerThe altar (and the priest when he is at the altar) are contained in the sanctuary of the Church.


Roman Catholic AnswerThe name given to Christians that broke free of the authority of the Catholic Church in the 1500's is heretic.


Protestants were Christians who broke away from the Roman Catholic Church during the Protestant Reformation, from about the sixteenth century CE. It is commonly believed the name, 'Protestant', means they were protesting at some corrupt Catholic practices, but it appears that the origin of the name is that they protested at the Catholic Church's treatment of Martin Luther.


protestant churchesRoman Catholic AnswerAccording to the teaching of the Catholic Church, no "Churches" broke from the Catholic Church, the name for those left the Catholic Church is heretic, the groups they formed are known as "ecclesial communities". You can not have a "church" without a valid priesthood, such as the Orthodox maintain even when they separated from the Church.


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The corporate name, declared at the First Vatican Council (1870), is the Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Roman Church.


The term "Roman" in "Roman Catholic" is to designate the Roman-Rite, the 'Western' Rite" of the Catholic Church. There are other "rites" in the 'Uniate' Churches, ie: Ukranian Catholic... the "catholic" Christian Church began at the time of Christ. The term "Roman" "Ukranian" etc. came into use at the time of the Reformation to define the different denominations within the splintered faith. -Roman Catholic Church was founded in 33 AD, though we had yet to get the name.