Catholic Culture Liturgical Living
Catholic Culture Liturgical Living

Catholic Dictionary

Find accurate definitions of over 5,000 Catholic terms and phrases (including abbreviations). Based on Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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The conscious removal or reduction of sacred symbols from religious life and worship. In Christianity it is a practical consequence of the demythology of the Bible and tradition. As the faith of a people is less concerned with revealed mysteries pertaining to God, their religious ceremonial becomes desacralized.

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