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22nd Feb '18 7:04:09 AM Cryoclaste
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* SisterClaire lives in a nunnery that knows that God's supernatural power has been invested in the world, can be used for various purposes like kung-fu, or misused by witches. We don't talk about the psychic twin nuns.

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* SisterClaire ''Webcomic/SisterClaire'' lives in a nunnery that knows that God's supernatural power has been invested in the world, can be used for various purposes like kung-fu, or misused by witches. We don't talk about the psychic twin nuns.
4th Feb '18 10:20:05 PM FactoidCow
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* The French comic ''ComicBook/{{666}}'' combines just about all the subtropes along with a healthy does of AmericaWinsTheWar. When Hell invades, it falls to an [[EagleLand all-American]] BadassPreacher to save the world using holy relics, ridiculously large guns (and a combination thereof), and ''nuking Hell'' isn't even the endpoint of the series.

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* The French comic ''ComicBook/{{666}}'' ''[[ComicBook/SixCentSoixanteSix 666]]'' combines just about all the subtropes along with a healthy does of AmericaWinsTheWar. When Hell invades, it falls to an [[EagleLand all-American]] BadassPreacher to save the world using holy relics, ridiculously large guns (and a combination thereof), and ''nuking Hell'' isn't even the endpoint of the series.
3rd Feb '18 9:48:41 AM marcoasalazarm
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* An background plot point in Netflix's ''Series/AlteredCarbon'' live-action adaptation (and the original book) is the Neo-Catholics, who believe that having their Cortical Stack "re-spun" (and thus be resurrected if killed) is a sin and affront to God (FinalDeath should be just that, followed by eternal judgment or reward of your soul) and thus refuse this kind of treatment and consider people who have used it to be TheSoulless (and understandably, with the ubiquitousness of BodySurfing on the setting, people believe them to be crazy kooks). This plot point becomes increasingly important as the story goes on.

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* An background plot point in Netflix's ''Series/AlteredCarbon'' live-action adaptation (and the original book) is the Neo-Catholics, who believe that having their Cortical Stack "re-spun" (and thus be resurrected if killed) is a sin and affront to God (FinalDeath should be just that, followed by eternal judgment or reward of your soul) and thus refuse this kind of treatment and consider people who have used it to be TheSoulless (and understandably, with the ubiquitousness of BodySurfing BodySurf tech on the setting, people believe them to be crazy kooks). This plot point becomes increasingly important as the story goes on.
3rd Feb '18 9:48:03 AM marcoasalazarm
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* An background plot point in Netflix's ''Series/AlteredCarbon'' live-action adaptation (and the original book) is the Neo-Catholics, who believe that having their Cortical Stack "re-spun" (and thus be resurrected if killed) is a sin and affront to God (FinalDeath should be just that, followed by eternal judgment or reward of your soul) and thus refuse this kind of treatment and consider people who have used it to be TheSoulless (and understandably, with the ubiquitousness of BodySurfing on the setting, people believe them to be crazy kooks). This plot point becomes increasingly important as the story goes on.
14th Jan '18 9:40:54 AM nombretomado
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** Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta (more commonly known as {{the Knights Hospitallers}})

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** Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta (more commonly known as {{the Knights Hospitallers}})UsefulNotes/TheKnightsHospitallers)



** Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon (more commonly known as UsefulNotes/{{the Knights Templar}})
** Order of Brothers of the German House of Saint Mary in Jerusalem (more commonly called UsefulNotes/{{the Teutonic Knights}})

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** Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon (more commonly known as UsefulNotes/{{the Knights Templar}})
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** Order of Brothers of the German House of Saint Mary in Jerusalem (more commonly called UsefulNotes/{{the Teutonic Knights}})UsefulNotes/TheTeutonicKnights)
17th Oct '17 10:53:50 PM jonathx
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* ''TabletopGame/ShadowRun'': The Catholic Church is still the largest Christian denomination in the Sixth World, but was forced to change in light of the Awakening. The Church was at first hostile towards magic and metahumanity, but with the landmark Papal encyclical ''Imago Dei'' has officially changed its stance and accepted that metahumans do have souls. The church now classifies magic like any other weapon or tool: it is how it is used that makes magic good or evil. The Order of St. Silvester is a new monastic order founded specifically to promote the beneficial use of magic, investigate magical phenomena, and raise awareness about magic to parts of the Church that still view it with suspicion. [[spoiler:The Order is also a front for the New Knights Templar, and Sylvestrine monks supply the Templars with magical support.]]
** Catholicism has been entirely outlawed and forced underground in Aztlan (post-Awakening Central America), and is persecuted in the elf-controlled state of Tir na nÓg (post-Awakening Ireland). Furthermore, the French and German branches of the Church, along with other more conservative dioceses around the world, went into schism with the Church in protest of ''Imago Dei'' and its acceptance of metahumans and magic. In light of its more embattled position, the Church has created new [[ChurchMilitant militant orders]] to defend its faith and its faithful, most notably The New Knights Templar and the New Jesuits.
13th Oct '17 6:49:12 AM CosmicFerret
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* Brother Theo and his group of Cistercian monks working on BabylonFive are very tech savvy. This is an important plot point in several episodes as they help identify saboteurs and conduct espionage against the fascist EarthGov.

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* Brother Theo and his group of Cistercian monks working on BabylonFive Series/BabylonFive are very tech savvy. This is an important plot point in several episodes as they help identify saboteurs and conduct espionage against the fascist EarthGov.
23rd Aug '17 8:13:33 PM PaulA
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* In the ''Literature/HeirsOfAlexandria'' HistoricalFantasy series, priests and nuns can be magicians, and the Church apparently includes some non-humans, with one Venetian church having a "water chapel" for undines. This is all [[TheMasquerade hidden from most ordinary folk]], though.

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* In the ''Literature/HeirsOfAlexandria'' ''Literature/TheHeirsOfAlexandria'' HistoricalFantasy series, priests and nuns can be magicians, and the Church apparently includes some non-humans, with one Venetian church having a "water chapel" for undines. This is all [[TheMasquerade hidden from most ordinary folk]], though.
2nd Jul '17 8:27:44 PM baschapp
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-> Often the Church will fight and destroy all manner of unholy creatures (or creatures they have deemed as such), either overtly, or covertly in a MildlyMilitary sub-organization of the church. Demons, Vampires, Werewolves and ravenous spirits seem to be the most popular villains, but when the Church is fighting Fey creatures, witches and other things that are nice or cute, then it's a sign they are being portrayed as {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s or KnightTemplar types. See: ChurchMilitant.

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-> Often the Church will fight and destroy all manner of unholy creatures (or creatures they have deemed as such), either overtly, or covertly in a MildlyMilitary sub-organization of the church. Demons, Vampires, Werewolves and ravenous spirits seem to be the most popular villains, but when the Church is fighting Fey creatures, witches and other things that are nice or cute, then it's usually a sign they are being portrayed as {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s or KnightTemplar types. See: ChurchMilitant.
25th Jun '17 9:29:06 AM nombretomado
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* The Catholic Church is also one of the few Christian faiths that still trains exorcists, so movies such as TheExorcist are rather TruthInTelevision. In the rare cases that a priest from another faith tradition believes that someone is under DemonicPossession (not unknown, but ''vanishingly'' rare - and a subject of controversy as to whether it's real at all - in RealLife), they'll ask the nearest Catholic priest for help. That priest, however, will refer the person to the local Bishop or Archbishop, who then will demand a battery of physical and psychological tests to exclude any illness that would produce similar effects to a possession. It is only after that, having exhausted any possible temporal causes, that the person will be allowed to see one of the Church's trained exorcists.

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* The Catholic Church is also one of the few Christian faiths that still trains exorcists, so movies such as TheExorcist ''Film/TheExorcist'' are rather TruthInTelevision. In the rare cases that a priest from another faith tradition believes that someone is under DemonicPossession (not unknown, but ''vanishingly'' rare - and a subject of controversy as to whether it's real at all - in RealLife), they'll ask the nearest Catholic priest for help. That priest, however, will refer the person to the local Bishop or Archbishop, who then will demand a battery of physical and psychological tests to exclude any illness that would produce similar effects to a possession. It is only after that, having exhausted any possible temporal causes, that the person will be allowed to see one of the Church's trained exorcists.
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