The word “catholic” comes from the Greek word καθολικός (katholikos), which means “universal”.
The word “catholic” is often used to describe the Catholic Church. However, “catholic” can also be used to describe anything that is universal. For example, you could say that the sun is a “universal” star, or that the night sky is “universal”.
The Catholic Church is the largest Christian church in the world, with over 1.3 billion members worldwide. It is one of the oldest religious institutions in history and has played a significant role in the development of Western civilization. The Catholic Church teaches that it is the one true church founded by Jesus Christ and that its bishops are the successors of Christ’s apostles. The Catholic Church also teaches that salvation comes through faith in Jesus Christ and his teachings.