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July 23, 2011 • Dear Editor

I have been reading the paper everyday and I believe some people think the word Catholic is a bad word. Let me give you a little light on that. Literally, the word “Catholic” [Greek, Katholike] means “general” or “universal”. The title was first used in A.D. 107, by St. Ignatius of Antioch in his letter to the Smyrneans, “where Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church”. As for the Trinity, I believe God created man on the 6th day. God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness and I believe God was not talking to himself. Jesus said verify, I say unto you, before Abraham was, I am. Jesus said I was with the Father from the beginning of time, when the Comforter is come whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of Truth, which proceedeth from the Father. He shall testify of me and ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning. We believe in one God, three divine persons the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life who proceeds from the Father and the Son, is adored and glorified, who spoke through the prophets. The Catholic Church is the oldest and largest in the world. Jesus said to His apostles, go and baptize in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

May God Bless
George H. Bennett
Roswell, NM

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