Just like "all history books" ---a "daily, weekly or monthly journal" has never, nor will ever exist! There is "enough" factual, recorded, documented and proven evidence from the era of Ignatius (documented -continuously- for over 2000 years to "overwhelming conclude" that the word Catholics (was (no doubt) used even prior to the time of Ignatius. Only Protestant688 685
When was the word “Catholic” first used?
The first usage of the word “Catholic,” we have, is from the pen of St. Ignatius of Antioch. Around the year AD. 107 Ignatius was sentenced to death by lions in the Coliseum. As he was being escorted to Rome he wrote a famous series of letters to different Churches.
In his letter to the Church at Smyrna he wrote,
“Let no man do anything connected with the Church without the bishop. The celebration of the Eucharist is valid only if it is administered by the bishop or by one to whom he has entrusted it. Where the bishop is, there let the people also be; just as where Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church.”
Notice: First usage of, etc etc
So....why did it take the Catholics over one hundred years to know that the church Christ built was the Catholic Church???
"bible only buffoons" would still "desperately" attempt to deny PROVEN TRUE Church History and the fact that the Catholic Church has, is and will continue to be Jesus Christs One (and only) TRUE Apostolic Catholic Church. As usual, Oxbow---you and your other 42,000+ contradicting and inconsistent Protestants, continue to "fish and catch nothing" just like Peter did before His TRUE CONVERSION to Jesus Christ!!