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Glossary of Church Terms

Alphabetical Listing of Glossary of Church Terms

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National Conference of Catholic Bishops (NCCB): Episcopal conference of U.S. bishops. The membership is comprised of diocesan bishops and their auxiliary bishops. The conference decides matters of ecclesiastical law and issues policy statements on political and social issues.

Newman Apostolate: An apostolate to the Catholic college and university community, now commonly known as "campus ministry."

Nun: 1) Strictly, a member of a religious order of women with solemn vows; 2) in general, all women religious, even those in simple vows who are more properly called sisters.

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