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  • No one knew what her faith wasóCatholic, Protestant, or Orthodox.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She noticed, too, that when she had found a Catholic priest with her, Madame Stahl had studiously kept her face in the shadow of the lamp-shade and had smiled in a peculiar way.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But afterwards, on reading a Catholic writer's history of the church, and then a Greek orthodox writer's history of the church, and seeing that the two churches, in their very conception infallible, each deny the authority of the other, Homiakov's doctrine of the church lost all its charm for him, and this edifice crumbled into dust like the philosophers' edifices.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I can't be more Catholic than the Pope," she said.  (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.
    John Donne  --  Meditation 17
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