Then why did not Christ refer to the seven churches in Rev as "catholic"?<quoted text>
Although the word "Catholic" correctly identifies the title of the Church, its really just an adjective, describing the Church. The Church is Universal (Catholic).. Antioch, Corinth, Ephesus, Rome, Alexandria..... understand? Universal faith. Uni=One.
When referring to the Catholic Church or to a person who practices Catholicism, the word is always capitalized. However, when the word is used as an adjective meaning 'universal' it is not capitalized.
Catholic Church:(Roman Catholic Church) short for Roman Catholic Church
LORENZAGO DI CADORE, Italy — Pope Benedict XVI has reasserted the universal primacy of the Roman Catholic Church, approving a document released Tuesday that says Orthodox churches were defective and that other Christian denominations were not true churches.
Note the words: Roman Catholic Church....it do not read Roman catholic Church