Posted by: Joe of St. Thérèse | June 3, 2010

Thought of the day

Two for the price of one today.

1. Have you ever noticed that externally we refer to ourselves as Catholics, but internally we refer to ourselves as Christians. They are one in the same, but why? …(I’ll leave it to you to find the answer)

2. Offer sufferings for the freedom of captives

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Responses

  1. When we look at the world around us, spiritually speaking a Catholic is a full fledged Christian in the truest sense; its those non-Catholics around us that are only mere shadows of what it means to be a Christian, a follower of the Way, of Jesus Christ.

    I think there has been a recent push to identify as “Catholic Christians” because of assertions that Catholics can’t possibly Christian because of the skewed Protestant representation of what a Christian is and does. So, we see Catholics saying, “I’m Catholic … well, I’m a Christian and [on they go with the conversation]” We need to scrub that thought process out of our minds and tongues. We are Catholic, and that’s all there is to it!

    • Exactly Megan, exactly 🙂

  2. In other languages “Christian” means “Catholic” by default– you find Vatican documents talking about the Christian people and so forth– but in English that’s not the case. Thanks, Henry VIII!

    • That I didn’t know, I learn something new everyday 🙂


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