Meaning of Anglo-Catholic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌaŋɡləʊˈkaθ(ə)lɪk/


  • Relating to Anglo-Catholicism.

    ‘In such a characterization one does not need to work hard to see Barth and Athanasius reflecting the concerns of the socially progressive Anglo-Catholic Oxford theologian.’
    • ‘When the theologians of the seventeenth century were rediscovered in the nineteenth, it was usually through the partial and distorting viewpoint of the authors represented in the Library of Anglo-Catholic Theology.’
    • ‘If the immense influence of de Lubac and other French theologians of his time on leading Anglo-Catholic thinkers of the pre-war period is any indication, his work may prove to strike a chord deeply resonant within the church of our own age.’
    • ‘Even as Eliot, Pound, and Hemingway continued the literary tradition of Anglo-Catholic romanticism, anthropology and sociology came into their own as purveyors of wholeness and unity.’
    • ‘Born in Ottawa in 1920, of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick parentage, Eugene Fairweather grew up in Montreal, nurtured in Anglo-Catholic piety and classical education.’
    • ‘There is no sustained account of the training and recruitment of ritualist clergy, and of the development of local Anglo-Catholic associations, such as the communicants' guilds.’
    • ‘He came to adulthood at a time during which a particular type of Anglo-Catholic theology was still in the ascendant.’
    • ‘Commonweal readers will find the description of the English Roman Catholic and Anglo-Catholic communities obliquely, but intriguingly told.’
    • ‘For a time he and his brother John attended Christchurch St Laurence in the city, ‘which was the very centre of Anglo-Catholic activity in a very low church diocese’.’
    • ‘I left the Episcopal Church when I finally faced up to my own spiritual mediocrity, so cleverly disguised as a neo-Jansenist pose against an Anglo-Catholic background.’
    • ‘He would affirm what he discerned to be the truth and would resist what he regarded to be the excesses in both the Evangelical and the Anglo-Catholic perspectives.’
    • ‘The high view of episcopacy has been associated with the Anglo-Catholic movement.’
    • ‘A group of Anglo-Catholic nuns open a school and a hospital in a remote Himalayan community.’
    • ‘They may be right, but it is a threat to an important strand of Anglicanism - the High Church, or Anglo-Catholic tradition with its emphasis on great music and traditional ritual.’
    • ‘An Anglo-Catholic bishop, so the story goes, was treating his seminarians to a sumptuous meal.’
    • ‘The Anglo-Catholic movement within the Anglican Church rediscovered the ‘beauty of holiness’ and aestheticised worship both spiritually and physically.’
    • ‘It was an Anglo-Catholic initiative, but it was decided that its contents should be comprehensive, with the result that the ideas of the Oxford Movement became part of the general tradition of the Church of England.’
    • ‘Father Moss is an Anglo-Catholic priest, which fits in well with St Peter's High Church tradition, which means that its congregation is not prepared to accept a woman priest as its vicar.’
    • ‘The Archbishop of York, Dr David Hope, stressed the need for Christian unity in an Anglo-Catholic service at York Minster as protesters demonstrated outside.’
    • ‘I go to a kind of Anglo-Catholic church now that I've been going to for the last three years, but I haven't really been raised that way.’


  • A member of an Anglo-Catholic Church.

    ‘The audience ranged from High Church Anglo-Catholics to low church Evangelical Anglicans.’
    • ‘An attempt at unity in 1972 failed at the last minute because of opposition from Anglo-Catholics in the Church of England.’
    • ‘Those two men regarded evangelical Dissenters and Anglo-Catholics with particular disdain, and they accused them of encouraging church people to neglect their responsibilities in society.’
    • ‘On the other side, Lutherans, Catholics, Anglo-Catholics, the Reformed, and the Eastern Orthodox enjoy incredibly rich traditions that include sterling examples of Christian thought, but they often display a comatose spirituality.’
    • ‘Critics of Kasper say that, at a time when the Anglican communion seems to be on the precipice of terminal disintegration, it makes no sense to pretend that it is still the institution that its besieged Anglo-Catholics have claimed it to be.’
    • ‘In an attempt to woo those opposed to women bishops - largely Anglo-Catholics - Bishop Butler said: ‘It is clear that some would have great difficulty were women to be ordained bishops.’’
    • ‘Various influences have also made their imprint on this prayer text over the years, the Puritans, Modernists, Anglo-Catholics, and Scottish Episcopalians being notable influences.’
    • ‘There were these Anglo-Catholics, the news editor explained, and they wanted to march with an image of the Virgin towards a shrine; and then there were these evangelical Protestants.’
    • ‘I became attached in the Divinity School to a group who called themselves Anglo-Catholics and was prepared to argue the toss with anyone.’
    • ‘The Anglo-Catholics fall back on tradition and the theologically invalid notion of the priest representing Christ at the altar.’
    • ‘Rowan Williams is a liberal Anglo-Catholic who cares deeply about the ecclesiological value of communion.’
    • ‘I say in the book that my views on religion would be rather that of an Anglo-Catholic, and I do in fact attend church.’
    • ‘Even as an Anglo-Catholic, he knew little about Roman Catholic practices and made a point of avoiding Catholics themselves.’
    • ‘I gravitated toward Eliot's conservatism, which he once expressed by declaring himself ‘a royalist, an Anglo-Catholic, and a classicist.’’
    • ‘One feature I found very interesting and wished that Faught had developed further was his discussion of the Anglo-Catholics' acceptance of Gladstone's liberalism.’
    • ‘In poetry, the most important figure remained Eliot, a conservative Anglo-Catholic of American birth, whose ‘Four Quartets’ appeared from 1930 onwards and notably during the war.’
    • ‘The architect Ralph Adams Cram was such a fan of the Gothic revival that he became an Anglo-Catholic.’
    • ‘There is a new Australian blog here written by Father Peter Wales, an Anglo-Catholic.’
    • ‘He was a devout but doubt-tormented Anglo-Catholic; he was also a serial adulterer, regularly confessing his sins before committing them afresh.’