The Catholic Church And The Church Essay

1118 Words May 12th, 2016 5 Pages
People today look at the Catholic church mainly as a the leader of parts of Europe especially Vatican City, this is because of its main focal point on politics and the way things are handled, within the church. Many Catholics today argue that the Catholic church still has too much power over the people due to the popularity of the religion. Because of this the Catholic church has lots of support when making decisions involving politics yet often receives lots of criticism as well. This tends to be useful in some situations yet backfire in other situations. For example, in June of 1974 the Catholic church released its standpoint on abortion saying that “Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person - among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life.” This situation tended to backfire on the church and the Pope causing for the religion to lose some supporters because of the people 's disagreement with the church 's standpoint on the issue. However, the people who did agree with the church 's views on abortion helped the church gain back its support due to the majority of the Catholic church 's followers agreeing with the church 's standpoint on the matter. The Catholic church is mainly focused around its beliefs and political views because of the way it handles issues, causing for its political views on matters to…

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