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12th May '16 9:34:17 AM Morgenthaler
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** Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon (more commonly known as {{the Knights Templar}})
** Order of Brothers of the German House of Saint Mary in Jerusalem (more commonly called {{the Teutonic Knights}})

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** Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon (more commonly known as {{the UsefulNotes/{{the Knights Templar}})
** Order of Brothers of the German House of Saint Mary in Jerusalem (more commonly called {{the UsefulNotes/{{the Teutonic Knights}})
3rd Apr '16 4:38:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* Katherine Kurtz's ''{{Deryni}}'' novels. Despite lacking the Papacy, the Western Church is Catholic in liturgy, there's intrigue (sometimes against secular rulers), psionic magic users and fights against them, even powerful summoned beings called by the names of archangels (and most participants think they are in fact Raphael, Gabriel, Michael and Uriel). They don't call their church Catholic, in part because the books are alternative histories set several centuries before Protestantism, and there is Eastern Orthodoxy (mostly in Torenth), Islam, and even Scandinavian paganism in a tiny minority. Most of the action is in the West. In the "Camber" trilogy, you'll find the Michaelines (Order of Saint Michael the Archangel), a fearsome combination of the Templars and the Jesuits, with many members who can use magic. Oh, and many active characters/protagonists are in their 30s and 40s.

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* Katherine Kurtz's ''{{Deryni}}'' ''Literature/{{Deryni}}'' novels. Despite lacking the Papacy, the Western Church is Catholic in liturgy, there's intrigue (sometimes against secular rulers), psionic magic users and fights against them, even powerful summoned beings called by the names of archangels (and most participants think they are in fact Raphael, Gabriel, Michael and Uriel). They don't call their church Catholic, in part because the books are alternative histories set several centuries before Protestantism, and there is Eastern Orthodoxy (mostly in Torenth), Islam, and even Scandinavian paganism in a tiny minority. Most of the action is in the West. In the "Camber" trilogy, you'll find the Michaelines (Order of Saint Michael the Archangel), a fearsome combination of the Templars and the Jesuits, with many members who can use magic. Oh, and many active characters/protagonists are in their 30s and 40s.



* In the ''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.
* SergeyLukyanenko

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* In the ''HeirsOfAlexandria'' ''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.
* SergeyLukyanenkoCreator/SergeyLukyanenko
26th Mar '16 3:02:33 AM memememememe
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->The Church has a lot of gun-toting, sword-swinging, kung fu fighting Badasses. Maybe they are part of that magic fighting organization mentioned earlier, but if not then they may be out to punish sinners, fight for the glory of the church and otherwise protect people, or get rid of heretics. These badasses usually work as lone warriors or small groups, and may be part of a higher order or sub-organization in the church, which may be either overt or covert.

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->The Church has a lot of gun-toting, sword-swinging, kung fu fighting Badasses. Maybe they are part of that magic fighting organization mentioned earlier, but if not then they may be out to punish sinners, fight for the glory of the church and otherwise protect people, or get rid of heretics. These badasses usually work as lone warriors or small groups, and may be part of a higher order or sub-organization in the church, which may be either overt or covert.
covert. ChurchMilitant is when the Church has an actual formal ''army'' at its disposal.
14th Mar '16 12:56:42 PM 20person
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** They're not called [[FanNickname Catholic Space Nazis]] for nothing.
5th Jan '16 5:39:54 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* The Church of Abel in ''TabletopGame/{{Anima Beyond Fantasy}}'', even if its central figure is a CrystalDragonJesus, has many elements of both real Catholicism and fantastic one as described in this trope, such as organization, dogma (parts of it at least), prosecution of the supernatural, use of magic -considered a gift of God-, and being the most powerful (visible) organization of the game's setting. It has, too, some AnimeCatholicism mixed in.

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* The Church of Abel in ''TabletopGame/{{Anima Beyond Fantasy}}'', even if its central figure is a CrystalDragonJesus, has many elements of both real Catholicism and fantastic one as described in this trope, such as organization, dogma (parts of it at least), prosecution of the supernatural, use of (sanctioned by it) magic -considered a gift of God-, and being the most powerful (visible) organization of the game's setting. It has, too, some AnimeCatholicism mixed in.in as well as of [[spoiler: the Old Testament version of christianism.]]
12th Dec '15 11:11:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Priest}}'' is an example of badass church priests. The church is pretty much the controlling government and the only people shown are the downtrodden, voluntary exiles, the priests, cops controlled by the church and the controlling priests (magisters). (Also, the {{Manhwa}} it is based off of).

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* ''Film/{{Priest}}'' ''Film/{{Priest 2011}}'' is an example of badass church priests. The church is pretty much the controlling government and the only people shown are the downtrodden, voluntary exiles, the priests, cops controlled by the church and the controlling priests (magisters). (Also, the {{Manhwa}} it is based off of).
28th Nov '15 9:26:57 PM MsChibi
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Enter FantasticCatholicism, wherein creators spice up TheChurch with fantastic elements, making it out to be the coolest, most badass organization around. Most typical of {{Fantasy}}, ScienceFiction and AlternateHistory, this trope applies the RuleOfCool to that fusty old Catholic Church, coming out with a Holy Grail full of awesome. See also ChristianityIsCatholic for when it's not ''explicitly'' stated to be Catholic, but uses elements unique to Catholicism anyways. Compare CrystalDragonJesus, where a fantasy universe features a religion with superficially Christian ([[ChristianityIsCatholic usually Catholic]]) trappings.

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Enter FantasticCatholicism, wherein creators spice up TheChurch with fantastic elements, making it out to be the coolest, most badass organization around. Most typical of {{Fantasy}}, ScienceFiction and AlternateHistory, this trope applies the RuleOfCool to that fusty old Catholic Church, coming out with a Holy Grail full of awesome. See also ChristianityIsCatholic for when it's not ''explicitly'' stated to be Catholic, but uses elements unique to Catholicism anyways. Compare CrystalDragonJesus, where a fantasy universe features a religion with superficially Christian ([[ChristianityIsCatholic usually Catholic]]) trappings.
trappings. Supertrope to AnimeCatholicism.
19th Aug '15 2:03:33 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* The Church of Abel in ''TabletopGame/{{Anima Beyond Fantasy}}'', even if its central figure is a CrystalDragonJesus, has many elements of both real Catholicism and fantastic one as described in this trope, such as organization, dogma (parts of it at least), prosecution of the supernatural, use of magic -considered a gift of God-, and being the most powerful (visible) organization of the game's setting.

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* The Church of Abel in ''TabletopGame/{{Anima Beyond Fantasy}}'', even if its central figure is a CrystalDragonJesus, has many elements of both real Catholicism and fantastic one as described in this trope, such as organization, dogma (parts of it at least), prosecution of the supernatural, use of magic -considered a gift of God-, and being the most powerful (visible) organization of the game's setting. It has, too, some AnimeCatholicism mixed in.
19th Aug '15 1:55:48 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* The Church of Abel in ''TabletopGame/{{Anima Beyond Fantasy}}'', even if its central figure is a CrystalDragonJesus, has many elements of both real Catholicism and fantastic one as described in this trope, such as organization, dogma (parts of it at least), prosecution of the supernatural, use of magic -considered a gift of God-, and being the most powerful (visible) organization of the game's setting.
29th May '15 4:09:57 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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** It depicts the Roman Catholic Church as including a secret society dedicated to fighting various supernatural nasties, as well three [[ThePaladin Knights of the Cross]] with [[CoolSword holy swords]] made using the nails from the Crucifixion and more or less confirmed to be {{Excalibur}}, [[Literature/TheSongOfRoland Durendal]], and the [[JapaneseMythology Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi]].

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** It depicts the Roman Catholic Church as including a secret society dedicated to fighting various supernatural nasties, as well three [[ThePaladin Knights of the Cross]] with [[CoolSword holy swords]] made using the nails from the Crucifixion and more or less confirmed to be {{Excalibur}}, [[Literature/TheSongOfRoland Durendal]], and the [[JapaneseMythology [[Myth/JapaneseMythology Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi]].
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