Catholic Answers Senior Apologist Jimmy Akin explains that the word "Catholic" was first used to describe the universal Church as far back as the first century of Christianity.
Jimmy Akin was born in Texas and grew up nominally Protestant. At age 20 he experienced a profound conversion to Christ. Planning on becoming a Protestant pastor or seminary professor, Jimmy started an intensive study of the Bible, but the more he immersed himself in Scripture, the more he found...
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"I am alone with God."
~ Herbert Goldsmith Squiers, U.S. Army officer, diplomat in China, Cuba, and Panama; his last words upon receiving the last rites.