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What Does the Word "Catholic" Mean?

Leo Laemmlein
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A brief description of the origin and meaning of the name "Catholic". See links in the description for additional information. Music: "Pavane pour une infante défunte" by Maurice Ravel, 1899. Public …More
A brief description of the origin and meaning of the name "Catholic". See links in the description for additional information.

Music: "Pavane pour une infante défunte" by Maurice Ravel, 1899. Public Domain.

Additional Information

Read The Catechism of the Catholic Church: www.vatican.va/…/p123a9p3.htm
What "Catholic" means. CCC 830-831
What makes a particular church fully Catholic? CCC 832-835
Who belongs to the Catholic Church? CCC 836-838
The Church and non-Christians. CCC 839-845
"Outside the Church, there is no salvation". CCC 846-848
Missionary nature of catholicity. CCC 849-856

How the Church got her name: www.ewtn.com/faith/teachings/churb3.htm

Essay on what the name "Catholic" means: www.catholic-convert.com/…/what-does-the-w…

What "Catholic" means (early church quotes): www.catholic.com/tracts/what-catholic-means

The Letter of Ignatius to the Smyrnaeans: www.newadvent.org/fathers/0109.htm

All seven letters of Ignatius: www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm

The four marks of the Church: catholiceducation.org/articles/religion/re0106.html

The three chief points below mark the essentials of Catholic fullness. They are also true of the Eastern Orthodox and smaller Eastern churches which retain a true priesthood and sacraments although they are not in full communion with the Bishop of Rome:

"CCC 815 What are these bonds of unity? Above all, charity "binds everything together in perfect harmony." But the unity of the pilgrim Church is also assured by visible bonds of communion:

- profession of one faith received from the Apostles;

- common celebration of divine worship, especially of the sacraments;

- apostolic succession through the sacrament of Holy Orders, maintaining the fraternal concord of God's family."

For Orthodox Christians, the extent of papal primacy is still an issue of division with Roman and Eastern Catholics, yet ecumenical dialogue with these "sister churches" is beginning to heal the wounds of separation: www.vatican.va/…/hf_jp-ii_spe_20…

The Catholic Church maintains that the primacy of the Chair of St. Peter is not merely an external element that is sometimes helpful to the whole Church but has been and always will be an integral and organic part of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Faith.

Sample early church quotes on papal primacy below:

"Ignatius . . . to the church also which holds the presidency, in the location of the country of the Romans, worthy of God, worthy of honor, worthy of blessing, worthy of praise, worthy of success, worthy of sanctification, and, because you hold the presidency in love, named after Christ and named after the Father" -- St. Ignatius Of Antioch, (Letter to the Romans 1:1 [107 A.D.]). Cf. LG 13.

"You [the church at Rome] have envied no one, but others you have taught. I desire only that what you have enjoined in your instructions may remain in force" (ibid., 3:1).

"For with this church, by reason of its pre-eminence, the whole Church, that is the faithful everywhere, must necessarily be in accord."-- St. Irenaeus of Lyons, (Against Heresies 3:3:2 [189 A.D.]). Cf. Vatican Council I:DS 3057.

Published on 1st august, 2013

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