Real? Your bigotry is showing.
It comes from the Greek
katholikos, the combination of two words: kata- concerning, and holos- whole.
Thus, concerning the whole. According to the Oxford Dictionary of English
Etymology, the word catholic comes from a Greek word meaning “regarding the
whole,” or more simply, “universal” or “general.” Universal comes from two
Greek words: uni- one, and vertere- turning. In other words, a “one turning”,
“revolving around one,” or “turned into one”. 1 The word church comes from
the Greek ecclesia which means “those called out,” as in those summoned out of
the world at large to form a distinct society. So the Catholic Church is made up
of those called out and gathered into the universal visible...