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Catholicism haes twa main meanins, described in Webster's Dictionar as:

  • 1) "the faith o the Roman Catholic Kirk, or adherence tharetil."
  • 2) "the hail orthodox christian kirk, or adherence tharetil"; an the term comes frae the Greek adjective καθολικός-ή-όν (katholikos), meanin "general" or "universal". In Greek, the wird for "Kirk" is feminine an taks the feminine furm o the adjective, viz.: ἡ Καθολικὴ Ἐκκλησία.