Catholics' the same as 'Old Catholics'?
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group (the 'Old Catholics') is in no way related to traditional
Catholics (in fact, they are not rightly called "Catholic" in any
sense). Actually, 'Old Catholics' refers to a group that broke away
from the Church after the First Vatican Council in defiance of the
dogma of Papal
Infallibility. They have "no connection with the Catholic Church"
(decree of the Inquisition) and represent a "religious society
entirely separate from the Church" (Brief, 1873). Not only do they
reject papal infallibility, but they have implemented "very radical
liturgical, disciplinary, and constitutional ordinances" and "hardly
differ from a liberal form of Protestantism" (Catholic Encyclopedia).
They may accept
contraception, openly practiced
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