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We use the phrase "Roman Catholic" in place of "Catholic" to avoid confusion. Most Christian faith groups acknowledge the Nicene Creed and thus regard themselves as "Catholic," at least as far as being part of the "catholic and apostolic church." Within any one given faith group, the meaning of the term "Catholic" is relatively clear. But our site deals with all Christian denominations and all other religions. To assure clarity and to avoid ambiguity, we use the term "Roman Catholic" when referring to the church headed by the pope in Rome. We use similar terms (e.g. Evangelical Catholic, Anglo-Catholic, Old Catholic) when referring to some other faith groups. 

We often use the abbreviation RCC to refer to the Roman Catholic Church. This saves wear and tear on your eyeballs and on our fingers.

Locating RCC information on this site:

We have many dozens of essays on this web site that discuss ethical, moral, spiritual, and religious topics from a Christian perspective. Many include information on the beliefs and practices of the RCC. Our internal search engine might help you locate information on a specific topic.

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You might find the following Catholic information sources to be helpful:

bulletBiblical Evidence for Catholicism, at: http://socrates58.blogspot.com/

bulletCatholic Answers, at: http://www.catholic.com

bulletCatholic Encyclopedia, at: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/

bulletCatholic Information Network (CIN) at: http://www.cin.org/

bulletCatholic News Agency (CNA) at: http://www.CatholicNewsAgency.com

bulletCatholic Online at: http://www.catholic.org/

bulletCatholiCity, at: http://www.catholicity.com/

bulletCatholic.net at: http://www.catholic.net/

bullet Catholic Apologetics, at: http://www.catholicapologetics.info/

bulletEWTN global Catholic Network at http://www.ewtn.com/

bulletThe Holy See, at: http://www.vatican.va/

bulletSt. Michael's Question & Answer Forum gives "the public an opportunity to ask questions about the Catholic Faith. Any area is permissible." See: http://www.saint-mike.org/

bulletFish Eaters -- the whys and hows of traditional Catholicism at: http://www.fisheaters.com/

Additional Catholic websites, are listed elsewhere on this website.

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