I hear that term Roman Catholic started out as insult to the Catholic church. I wonder who started it and why?
Asked by Anonymous at 3:17 PM on Apr. 20, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
Here's probably more information than you ever wanted to know about the name:
Answer by erdavh at 5:36 PM on Apr. 20, 2010
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Answer by Daphna28 at 3:48 PM on Apr. 20, 2010
Funny to me I feel evangelism has run Christianity with an iron scepter.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 3:50 PM on Apr. 20, 2010
Answer by missbreezy214 at 3:55 PM on Apr. 20, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 4:14 PM on Apr. 20, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 4:15 PM on Apr. 20, 2010
Yes the term Roman was added to Catholic during the protestant reformation as an insult. Over time it became part of the name but most Catholics do not refer to themselves as Roman Catholic.
Now it is just part of the the name of the Catholic Church. Since many original Catholic followers started breaking off into different branches of Christianity , but still calling themselves Catholic, it became confusing. Roman Catholic became a way of identifying the Christian Church that the Pope and Catholic Bishops are part of.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 4:15 PM on Apr. 20, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 4:39 PM on Apr. 20, 2010
Which in truth the RCC still runs Christianity with an iron scepter.
Now that's debatable! ;^)
It's actually called a crosier and Popes stopped using it around the 11th century. Pope Paul VI began using a similar item, a pastoral staff, when he became Pope in 1963. The pastoral staff is topped by a crucifix.
Answer by erdavh at 5:48 PM on Apr. 20, 2010