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How Catholic Do You Have To Be?

During a visit to our nation’s capital, I attended a service at the Washington National Cathedral. I was under the impression that the congregation there was Episcopal.

Imagine my surprise, then, when I heard everyone there, as if in one voice, proclaim that they believe in “one holy Catholic and apostolic Church!”

Too bad I didn’t read the prayer when they were saying it, in which “catholic” is spelled with a small “c”.

My Bad!
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Click HERE to read two versions of the Nicene Creed, in which the words quoted above are used.

For a definition of the words “catholic” and “Catholic”, click HERE.

In 2003, Michael McGough of SLATE pondered the question, “Does the Vatican have exclusive rights to the word “Catholic”?”

For information about tours to explore the gargoyles of the Washington National Cathedral, click HERE.

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