Why are Roman Catholics now called simply Catholics? This new nomenclature appears to be universal, yet the world catholic can equally be applied to the Protestant Church. Catholic simply means the ”whole” in ancient Greek. They should be called Roman Catholics, surely, as they used to be.
A South African friend of mine was training to be a Roman Catholic priest. He was formerly an actor. He was asked by his mentoring priest if he had any further questions at the end of his first day’s instruction, to which he replied,”How do I get to be Pope?”
Not surprisingly, he did not succeed at that vocation. He now trains Yuppies to sell life assurance, a task at which he excels.
His hairstyle does look exactly right for a Roman Catholic priest, though, long and grey, down to his neck, yet bald down the middle track. With his acknowledged acting skills, it has to be said he’d have made an excellent pope, if only they’d given him a break.