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A Catholic Dictionary of Catholic Terms

An online Catholic dictionary of Catholic terms. Check the Catholic dictionary for Catholic definitions of Catholic terms.

Aspiration - Definition of Aspiration
The definition of aspiration.

Calumny - Definition of Calumny
The definition of the sin of calumny in Catholicism.

Detraction - Definition of Detraction
The definition of the sin of detraction in Catholicism.

Dormition
The definition of dormition.

Easter Triduum - Definition of Easter Triduum
The definition of the Easter Triduum.

Ejaculation
An ejaculation, sometimes also called an aspiration, is a short prayer meant to be memorized and repeated throughout the day.

Eucharist
Find the three meanings of the Eucharist.

Extreme Unction
Extreme Unction is another term, rarely used today, for the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.

Holy Days of Obligation - Definition of Holy Days of Obligation
The definition of Holy Days of Obligation in the Catholic Church.

Last Rites
Last Rites is another term, rarely used today, for the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.

Holy Week - Definition of Holy Week
The definition of Holy Week.

The Lord's Prayer
The Lord's Prayer is a common name for the Our Father.

Lent - Definition of Lent
The definition of Lent.

The Mass of Paul VI
The Mass of Paul VI refers to the Mass introduced by Pope Paul VI in 1969, commonly called the Novus Ordo.

The Mass of Pope St. Pius V
The Mass of Pope St. Pius V, often called the Traditional Latin Mass, was promulgated on July 14, 1570, through the apostolic constitution Quo Primum, which standardized the traditional Latin Rite Mass.

Matrimony
Matrimony is another term for marriage and the proper term for the Sacrament of Marriage.

Maundy Thursday - Definition of Maundy Thursday
The definition of Maundy Thursday.

Memento Mori
A Latin phrase meaning "Remember that you must die," as well as the name given to paintings or sculptures that illustrate the theme.

Motu Proprio
A document, signed personally by the pope, and issued solely on his authority and not in response to a request.

Moveable Feast - Definition of Moveable Feast
The definition of a moveable feast in the Catholic Church.

The Sacrament of Penance
The Sacrament of Penance is another name (rarely used today) for the Sacrament of Confession.

Novena - Definition of Novena
The definition of a novena in Catholicism.

Novus Ordo
Novus Ordo refers to the Mass introduced by Pope Paul VI after Vatican II.

Novus Ordo Missae
The Novus Ordo Missae refers to the Mass introduced by Pope Paul VI after Vatican II.

Ordinary Time - Definition of Ordinary Time
The definition of Ordinary Time in the Catholic Church.

The Papacy
What is the papacy? What are the two meanings of the papacy?

Passiontide - Definition of Passiontide
The definition of Passiontide.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a common name used for the Sacrament of Confession.

The Sacrament of the Sick
The Sacrament of the Sick is a common name used for the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.

Mardi Gras - Definition of Mardi Gras
The definition of Mardi Gras.

Scapular
The scapular is a small religious object worn by Catholics and tied to a particular devotion.

Shrove Tuesday - Definition of Shrove Tuesday
The definition of Shrove Tuesday.

The Traditional Latin Mass
The Traditional Latin Mass is a name often applied to the Mass of Pope St. Pius V, promulgated on July 14, 1570, through the apostolic constitution Quo Primum, which standardized the traditional Latin Rite Mass.

The Tridentine Mass
The Tridentine Mass is a name often applied to the Mass of Pope St. Pius V, promulgated on July 14, 1570, through the apostolic constitution Quo Primum, which standardized the traditional Latin Rite Mass.

Triduum - Definition of Triduum
The definition of triduum.

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