On the first Sunday of October, increasing numbers of churches participate in World Communion Sunday. This is a time when Christians from all over the world celebrate what it means to belong to the holy catholic church. This article indicates that one way to remember the larger body of Christ is to offer prayers and songs that come to us from brothers and sisters around the world. Several examples are given.
To confess the catholicity of the church is to confess that the church is a body that is universal in extent, gathered throughout the whole human race out of all the nations of the world. Based on this the article evaluates the claims of the Roman Catholic Church to catholicity. It also shows how the confession of a catholic church is an antidote to racism.