This is quickly growing into a pet peeve of mine. A priest was talking about the Roman Catholic Church. We are all members of the Catholic Church, there are different rites in the Catholic Church but we are all in union with Rome. If you call us "Roman Catholics" you exclude Eastern Catholics.
I just read an answer that list "Roman Catholics" as an answer
if your pastor, priest, deacon, brother, sister or next door neighbor says "Roman Catholic" You now have one piece of trivia they might not know and some priest don't even know.
Trust me there are a lot of Catholics that don't know "Roman" started out derogatory.
Answer by drink-lover at 3:23 PM on Aug. 24, 2009