Q. Are Catholics Christians?
A. Yes. The Catholic Church was founded by Jesus Christ.
“Upon this rock I will build my Church and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.” Matt. 16:18
Q. Why is it called the Catholic Church?
A. “Catholic” comes from the Greek word kataholos meaning universal. The Christian Church has been called “The Catholic Church” at least since 110 AD. We know this from a letter written by St. Ignatius of Antioch:
“Let no one do anything of concern to the Church without the bishop. Let that be considered a valid Eucharist which is celebrated by the bishop or by one whom he ordains. Wherever the bishop appears, let the people be there; just as wherever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church” (Letter to the Smyrneans 8:2 Ignatius of Antioch; 110 A.D. ).
Q. Are Catholic Christians born again?
A. Certainly. In the Catholic faith tradition we believe that we are born again through the waters of baptism.
Jn 3:5 “Unless one is born again of water and the Spirit he cannot enter the kingdom of God.”
I Peter 3:21 “…baptism now saves you..”.