Rogo Box Questions, Part IV

  • Isn't the existence of Jesus something that can be proven historically?

Yes! There were many secular writers in the first century A.D. who mention Jesus, the Christ in the writings. These include but are not limited to: Josephus, a Jewish historian who's works are some of the most highly regarded historical pieces from the first century,  Tacitus, a Roman historian known for his reports on the burning of Rome, and Pliny the Younger, a magistrate of ancient Rome who detailed the first persecutions of Christian in the Roman Empire. (There are many more sources but these are the most well known and the most studied). 
  • If the Church is one, then how about Protestant, Anglican, and any other churches other than the Catholic Church? Do we still consider them as the body of Christ? 
We are saddened that our Protestant and Orthodox brothers and sisters have separated from full Communion with the Catholic Church over time. However, this separation does not negate the oneness that we find in the Church's source, The Holy Trinity. The Catechism continues stating that all who have been justified by faith in Baptism are incorporated into Christ; they therefore have a right to be called Christians and accepted as brothers in the Lord by Catholics. See the Catechism of the Catholic Church 817-819 for more information.