Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Dictionary

A modern dictionary of Catholic terms, both common and obscure. Find accurate definitions of words and phrases.

Search:

Or browse the dictionary by selecting a letter!
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

COUNCIL OF EPISCOPAL CONFERENCES OF EUROPE (C.C.E.E.)

A collegial body of elected delegates from the bishops' conferences of Europe. Decreed by the Second Vatican Council (Christus Dominus) and established by Pope Paul's motu proprio, Ecclesiastical Sanctae, the council first met in 1965. It has no juridical power and is essentially a service agency to co-ordinate and assist in communication among the episcopal conferences.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Smaller Church, Bigger Faith, 3: Ecclesiastical Discipline April 17
The Holy Spirit and Evangelization: A Primer April 16
Journey to the Sun: A Strange Biography of Junípero Serra April 16
Russia's demographic recovery + US demographic decline = danger April 16
James Carroll strikes (at the Church) again April 16

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days