Definition of Anglo-Catholicism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



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a movement within the Church of England that emphasizes its connections with the Roman Catholic Church. Anglo-Catholic ideas were strongly expressed in the Oxford Movement of the 1830s. When the Church of England started to accept women as priests in the 1990s some Anglo-Catholic priests who were opposed to this joined the Roman Catholic Church. see also ordination of women