Is it 'catholic' or 'Catholic?'
DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE ELECTION UNTIL NEXT WEEK. I WANT TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS POST ELECTION AND I WANT SOME TIME TO REFLECT.
What is the difference? Well the word catholic comes from the Greek word katholou, which means “according to the whole.” Why is this significant?
Well as most of you may know, or don’t know, us Presbyterians must include one creed during worship, and most PCUSA churches will proclaim the “Apostle’s Creed” in weekly worship. In the lines of the Apostle’s Creed say, “I believe in the Holy Spirit (Ghost), the holy catholic Church, the communion of the saints…” And I have had some people wonder why we, as Presbyterians, or even protestants, give recognition to the Catholic Church. But please note the difference in spelling. Catholic or catholic.
The Apostle’s Creed reads catholic with a lower case “c” unlike the denomination Catholic, which is spelled with the upper case “C.” Catholic is the denomination, and catholic is the universal Church of believers. The lower case catholic is supposed to mean the whole Church.
So, I hope that clears things up for everyone who might be confused or mistaken the difference between Catholic or catholic.
I know this was a short blog, but I got a ton of stuff to do this week. Next week, I’ll hope to have more insight about the election that just happened. I just need some time to reflect and think about what is happening right now.
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