What is a "MEGA CHURCH"?
[FONT=Cambria]If it's based on total membership size or adherents ... the Catholic Church is bigger.... If it's based on the number of parishioners per parish (Church)... got you beat... If it comes down to the church building, square footage... got yah beat. The Catholic Church therefore, must be a "Super-Super-Super-Mega Church".
Why is the term "MEGA CHURCH" only applied to protestant churches... Isn't this misleading?
The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church is, with over a billion members, by far the world's largest Christian Church and the first Christian and only Christian religion on earth, with all others having the distinction of being "Christian denominations" or those that came after, or broke from the Catholic Church.
The Catholic Church has 2,900+ Catholic Dioceses, in hundreds of countries worldwide, with nearly 18,000 parishes and 1.18 Billion Catholics worldwide... 5,002 Bishops, 410,593 Priests, 38,155 and Permanent Deacons and 729,371 Catholic women’s order's members. The Knights of Columbus has 1.8 million members and 15,000 councils....
I'm leaving out a lot of Catholic groups here but you get the point...
So, what is a "MEGA CHURCH"?
So, really... what is a "MEGA CHURCH"? Is this a misleading term?