When I say 'Catholic' I mean...

'Catholic' is a Latin word and it simply means 'universal.' When we confess that we believe in 'one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church,' what we mean is what Sharon is describing in her blog:

And what did the three of us get up to sitting at that kitchen table? Well, we just prayed together; one in Arabic, one in Chinese and one in English, and to be honest, my skin prickled at the realization that we three, so different in our appearance, cultures and tongues, are One in Christ. We all have different stories of faith, different ways in which we came to belong to Him, but the same joy of salvation and love of one another in our hearts.
From Running the Race


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