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    Quote Originally Posted by CatholicCrusader View Post
    In this forum you will often see the acronym RCC tossed about. Sometimes it is done in innocence, but very often it is done out of malice by people who know better.

    RCC for "Roman Catholic Church" -- its just the initials. How in the world is that "malice"??

    The Catholic Church is the "Catholic Church", not the Roman Catholic Church.

    Roman Catholic is a term sometimes used to differentiate members of the Catholic Church in full communion with the Pope in Rome from other Christians, especially those who also self-identify as "Catholic"; mainly Anglo-Catholics and Independent Catholics. It is also sometimes used to differentiate adherents to the Latin Church and/or the Roman rite from other Catholics, i.e. adherents of the Eastern Catholic Churches."

    Do you think they post that definition out of malice ? anger? hate?

    Do you think that people that read that definition then use the short-hand RCC are doing it out of malice? What would the malice idea be ??

    Within the Catholic Church, there are many "Rites": The Maronite Rite, the Syriac Rite, the Chaldean Rite, the Byzantine Rite, and many many other "Rites" or Churches, and also included is the Latin Rite, or "Roman" rite if you will. The Roman Catholic Church is a part of the Catholic Church, but that is all.
    Ok so then you do admit to the Roman Catholic Church - and RCC would be the shorthand for it -- right?

    What all these Churches - or "Rites" - have in common is doctrine, and submission to the Pope
    And .. the Eastern Catholic Churches.??
    Eastern Catholic Churches or Oriental Catholic Churches, also called the Eastern-rite Catholic Churches

    "The total membership of the various churches accounts for about 18 million, according to the Annuario Pontificio (the annual directory of the Catholic Church), thus making up about 1.5 percent of the Catholic Church, with the rest of its more than 1.2 billion members belonging to the Latin Church, also known as the Western Church or the Roman Catholic Church."

    Do not "exist" in your view?

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    Quote Originally Posted by genuineoriginal View Post
    Anyone that acknowledges the primacy of the Bishop of Rome as the Pope is a Roman Catholic, regardless of whether they have anything to do with the Latin Rite.

    1. Catholics are those who have validly celebrated the sacraments of initiation. Roman Catholic is a rite, which concerns liturgy. Catholics who attend Roman Catholic Mass /Roman Catholic parishes can be called Roman Catholic.

    2. Eastern Catholics are not Roman Catholics, but they acknowledge the primacy of the papacy.

    3. I am not Catholic, Roman or otherwise, and I acknowledge the primacy of the papacy. I identify as Christian, non-Catholic but theologically Catholic, non-Orthodox, and Anti-Protestant. The latter because 'protest' in 'Protestant' refers to protesting the papacy, and I'm 'anti-' that protest.
    "Those who believe in Christ" are all the Christians, Catholic or not.


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