Related to Catholicness: Primordial utricle


n.1.The quality of being catholic; universality; catholicity.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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However, "Spanishness" and "Catholicness" represent much more than a mere defense of a state policy or an outdated conception of the world.
An example can be found in a common linguistic slide of the word "catholicity." In conversations about the Catholic identity of institutions, one frequently hears "catholicity" used as a less onerous adjective for "catholicness." Thus, the title of a recent editorial: "Now, it seems, contraception has become the acid test of Catholicity." (19) This linguistic shift of the term is utterly predictable in a situation where religion is reduced to identity.