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Event called for in the early Church to resolve conflict between Jewish and Gentile Christians
Heresy stating that Christ is NOT God; He is simply a super-human
Heresy stating that Christ is NOT human, only appears to be
A belief, attitude, or teaching contrary to revealed truth and the Church's doctrine of faith
Heresy stating that you can earn your own salvation
Heresy saying that matter is evil and that there is a constant struggle between good and bad
Heresy whose followers were called 'perfects' and which was combatted by the Dominicans
The official split of the Eastern and Western Churches
Another name for the bubonic plague, knocked out 1/3 of Europe; caused problems with the clergy
Council mandating each Catholic parish to have a school attached
70-year period where popes lived away from Rome in France
Time when a series of 2-3 people claimed to be pope, resulting in a split Church
1649 decree by government of Maryland granting religious freedom
Actions aimed at restoring unity among Christians and other religions
The Catholic doctrine of Real Presence is also called...
The buying and selling of Church offices
Christianity as the dominant and cultural force in society at the end of the Dark Ages
Development during the Renaissance focusing on the glory of humanity
Tract of land donated to the Church by Pepin the Short
A council that sought to bring the Church up to date on worldly issues
A council that affirmed Jesus is one with God and of the same substance as God
The council that proclaimed the doctrine of infallibility
Council that took place after the Protestant Reformation, calling for clerical reform and affirming that Christ is truly present in the Eucharist
A controversy that took place over the concept of icons and whether or not they were idolatry
What agreement gave the pope alone the power to choose bishops and abbots, not the emperor?
A church penalty that forbids celebration of the sacraments in a certain region because of a serious offense.
The Catholic response to the Protestant Reformation
During the Renaissance, an emphasis on the human in intellectual and artistic activity
The remission of temporal punishment resulting from sin
Teaching of the Church that the pope is incapable of error in defining doctrines involving faith or morals
The practice of lay persons appointing bishops, priests, abbots, and abbesses
belief that God can never be known by the intellect alone
Persons who witness to the truth of the faith by enduring death to be faithful to Christ
The spirit of updating the Church that Pope John XXIII wanted for Vatican II
A lifestyle of people who choose to separate themselves from comforts, temptations, and corrupting influences of society and seek prayer, meditation, and solitude.
Greek translation of the Bible
Latin translation of the Bible
A system of contracts among groups of people designed to make productive use of the land while offering protection for those who worked it.
'The state or condition of those who have chosen to remain unmarried for the sake of the kingdom of heaven in order to give themselves entirely to God and to the service of His peo
A severe, ecclesiastical penalty that excludes a person from taking part in the Eucharist or other Sacraments
The Latin term meaning 'and from the Son.' When added by the West to the Creed, the Eastern Churches were angered and this caused division between them.
A meeting of cardinals to elect a pope.
Persons of non-Jewish faith or origin
A theory that nothing is true unless founded on scientifically demonstratable proofs based solely on reason and the five senses; condemned by Vatican I
Declaration allowing religious freedom in the Roman Empire
Religious order founded by Elizabeth Ann Seton
Religious order founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola, aimed at spreading Christian faith and teachings through missionary work and schools.
Religious order to which St. Thomas Aquinas belongs
A mendicant religious order that models 'total trust' in God and a simple, poor lifestyle
Coming from a word meaning 'to beg,' this word describes religious communities who live among people and rely on the charity of others
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