Even the Catholic Church of the Middle Ages was tolerant by modern standards. (not reviewed by editor)
He did not see that the continuity of an oligarchy need not be physical, nor did he pause to reflect that hereditary aristocracies have always been shortlived, whereas adoptive organizations such as the Catholic Church have sometimes lasted for hundreds or thousands of years. (not reviewed by editor)
Samples from Other Sources
When the Apostles Creed uses the word "catholic", it does not reference the church headed by the Pope, but rather a universal church.
catholic in one`s tastes
Their taste in books was catholic, at any rate; Plato in Greek touched Omar in English; Nietzsche partnered Newton; Thomas More was there, and also Hannah More, Thomas Moore, George Moore, and even Old Moore.
James Hilton -- Lost Horizon
In fact, a hyena`s catholicity of taste is so indiscriminate it nearly forces admiration.
Yann Martel -- Life of Pi
The church is catholic, universal, so are all her actions; all that she does, belongs to all.