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

MOTTO

A short phrase, word, or sentence that expresses a principle, goal, or ideal of some person, cause, or institution. In this sense mottoes are an integral part of Catholic history and still serve to identify and motivate the faithful, especially in their corporate enterprises. thus "God wills it" was the motto of the Crusaders, "Pray and labor" of St. Benedict, "For the greater of glory of God" of St. Ignatius, and "To restore all things in Christ' the motto of Pope Pius X.

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

New Ebook on Renewal and Evangelization 12 hours ago
More evidence that you can't trust the Pill 12 hours ago
Did Cardinal McCarrick compare Allah to the Trinity? 12 hours ago
An intriguing new Catholic publisher: Tuscany Press 13 hours ago
Calvary is a must-see Catholic film 17 hours ago

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days