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There are over 60 million Catholics in the U.S., and about 1 billion
Catholicism is the most popular religious belief on earth, followed
closely by members of all branches of Islam.
The Catholic Church is the world's oldest existing organization, going
back almost 2,000 years to the time it was started by Jesus Christ.
The name "Catholic" means "universal" - a good name for a world-wide Church.
You'll find this fact in history books, encyclopedias and some dictionaries.
World-wide, 3 out of every 5 Christians are Catholics!
The name "Catholic Church" is known to date back to circa 100 A.D. Since this is about the time of the Apostle John's death, it is safe to say that the name Catholic Church goes back to the time of the first 12 Apostles.
Millions of Christians say the Apostles or Nicean Creeds, which uses the phrase "...I believe in the Holy Catholic Church..." The Nicean creed dates back to 325 A.D., and some versions of the Apostles Creed date back to at least the 3rd century.
The Catholic Church operates more private schools than any other organization
The Catholic Church has more hospitals than any other non-profit institution.
All Catholic Charities combined provide more relief and social services
than any other non-governmental organization!
It's a fact! The Bible, common sense and history all support Catholic teaching!
HEY, the Church hasn't made it almost 2,000 by accident, you know!