On Feb 23, 7:13 am, Andrew Usher <k_over_hb...@yahoo.com> wrote: > Adam Funk wrote: > > > 'The Catholic Church' or simply 'The Church' refers to exactly one > > > organisation. It's disingenuous to pretend otherwise. Also, it's been > > > longer than half a millennium if one includes the East. > > > The "Roman Catholic Church", the "Old Catholic Church", and the > > "Polish National Catholic Church" are independent of each other. > > Yes, but only one is called outside of itself _the_ Catholic Church.
Only by people who don't know what they're talking about.