=JD27076;9532336](Even though I am.)
When Protestants refer to Catholics,** they always say Roman Catholics**…it’s almost like an insult to be called Roman Catholic by a protestant. As it is for a “born-again, bible-bashing” Baptist to be called a Protestant. But thats what they are.
Always? Out of respect for those catholics who dislike the term, and because the term sometimes is used as a slur, I don’t use the term “Roman Catholic”. I will say, “Catholic in communion with the Bishop of Rome.”
Other than the slur aspect of it, which incidentally has similar roots as “Lutheran”, the problem is it is not entirely accurate, as Latin Rite is only one rite within Catholicism, as you imply below.
Therefore, it is similar to the term protestant, which is even less accurate.
Some Catholics, are not Roman Catholics. I am not ashamed to be called Roman Catholic, but I don’t want anyone to get the idea that all Catholics are Roman Catholics.
If I was a Byzantine Catholic, I would be mad if I got called a Roman Catholic. (Even though there is nothing wrong with Roman Catholicism.)
Protestants are almost putting a limit on a universal Church.
What are you thoughts?
Some of us would say that the universal Church includes Orthodox and the various western non-Catholic communions. Would you agree? And if not, are you then putting limits on the universal Church?