Maybe you didn't even read Mr. Bresciani's column. He pointed out that the catholic church didn't even come into existence for several hundred years, although, no doubt 1 John 2:19 applies to those who would eventually create catholicism.
It's okay, though, because you and I will never agree. There's nothing we can do to change that.
“He pointed out that the catholic church didn’t even come into existence for several hundred years... “
The combination ‘the Catholic Church’ (he katholike ekklesia) is found for the first time in the letter of St. Ignatius to the Smyrnaeans, written about the year 110.
It's a truism of logic that you can't prove a negative. Care to show me how you'd prove that particular negative? How do you know there was no Catholic Church in AD 120?
Here's how I know there was: Ignatius of Antioch, who was the third bishop of Antioch after St. Peter, called himself the "bishop of the Catholic Church in Syria" in AD 110.