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Why are we called Catholics?


JesusWhy are we called Catholics?

The word catholic comes from the Greek word “(katholikos from katholou — throughout the whole, i.e., universal)“, you can read the entire article here:

You must remember that at that time shortly after the Apostles died,  there were “new churches” popping up everywhere and many taught heretical doctrines. What is old is new again I suppose.

But the best short version of how Christians came to be called Catholic is a quote from St. Pacian from the 4th Century.

“Christian is my name, and Catholic my surname. The one designates me, while the other makes me specific. Thus am I attested and set apart…When we are called Catholics it is by this appellation that our people are kept apart from any heretical name.”