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#1 James Scott

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 01:08 AM

I've always thought the word "catholic," means universal. But I've heard other people say it doesn't mean universal, rather it means "whole, complete, lacking nothing."
Can I please have some help with this?
Thanks.

#2 Herman Blaydoe

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 01:33 AM

–adjective
  • broad or wide-ranging in tastes, interests, or the like; having sympathies with all; broad-minded; liberal.
  • universal in extent; involving all; of interest to all.
  • pertaining to the whole Christian body or church.
From Greek katholikos: universal, from katholou; in general—from kata - according to + holos - whole

#3 Jason H.

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 04:13 AM

Herman,

I hope that's according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary... =-)

#4 Cyprian (Humphrey)

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 04:02 PM

James, it means both. Universal and complete.




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