The Church is Catholic
Michael A. Hayes
It is one of the ironies of contemporary cultural ecclesiology that words which were used to speak of universal qualities have become to be used specifically for separate entities. Thus for example, it is common parlance to talk of ‘the Church of Christ’ or ‘the Orthodox Church’ or ‘the Catholic Church’ not meaning attributes or qualities of the Church but to designate divided denominations from one another.
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