A modern dictionary of Catholic terms, both common and obscure. Find accurate definitions of words and phrases.
The distinctive activity of any human power or organ, as hearing or seeing. In theology, the purpose of any specific sacrament; the duty of any particular ministry; the public celebration of an ecclesiastical ritual; the responsibilities of an approved office or position in the Church's service of the faithful.
All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.