Catholic Church

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  • The Catholic Church

    the Vatican keep such a large population of the church together and so strong for over 2000 years? The Vatican and the church rely on four key factors to keep itself together; those factors are the strong words, One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic. By incorporating these four words the church is able to stay so magnificent and in unison with itself. Each of these words has a separate and well-built definition that helps the church stay as great as it is. As the result of one, holy, catholic, and apostolic, the church has been shaped the way that we know it today. The first element that structures the way we recognize the church, is the word “one”. The Catholic Church is engaged in working to unite all Christians to stand…

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  • Indulgences In The Catholic Church

    Indulgences are one of the most controversial traditions in the Catholic Church. They have impacted the Church for hundreds of years and were a major factor in the Protestant schism within Christianity. Indulgences have had positive results but are often abused. The Church’s Confession of Faith (CCF) is a reliable source for a detailed explanation of what indulgences are and how they work, but fails to capture the importance of indulgences in a historical context and their impact on…

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  • Sacraments In The Catholic Church

    in this world. One sign in the Catholic church are the sacraments. Through the sacraments, we are made new and renewed in our life with Christ. A sacrament is an outward sign of our Christianity to the world, and our avenue in life towards grace. Sacraments in the Catholic church are the heart of what we believe as Christians. They lead us toward Jesus Christ and help us get to know him fuller. In the sacraments, we are brought to unity with our brothers and sisters in the Catholic faith. When…

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  • The Roman Catholic Church

    is led by the Pope. Upon the rise of Islam in the Middle East, tension between Eastern and Western Catholics intensified. As a result of this conflict, the Roman Catholic sect broke free as an alternative to Orthodox Catholicism (Brom). The Eastern Orthodox Church undertook the role of Catholics who wanted to practice simplified Catholicism after the divergence with Roman Catholics. Rather than recognizing the Pope as their leader, Orthodox Catholicism recognizes Bishops as leaders. Orthodox…

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  • Jesus And The Catholic Church

    The Religious group of old would judge people’s sins and treat the poor people like dogs. Jesus told his disciples to “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes and like greetings in the marketplaces and have the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts, who devour widows ' houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation”(Mark 12:38-40) This is what the Roman Catholic Church did to their congregation with…

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  • Catholic Church In Vietnam

    Jesus Christ in order to attain a better life in heaven. It was great opportunity that I was taught Catholicism in a local church when I was about ten. At that time, I didn’t actually know what a religion is, why I had to go to church every Sunday, and how I can believe in the Catholicism teachings that seemed so abstract. Growing up along with the practices in the Catholic school for about six years and the religious direction from my family, I truly become a Catholic with the happiness and the…

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  • Catholic Church Poverty

    The Catholic Church has responded to the significant struggle of poverty by contributing to the attainment of the common good in modern times so as to fulfill their mission of caring for the poor and allowing for the dignity of the human person to be upheld. This social challenge troubled them in this modern day and age and so is an alarming form of injustice in people’s wellbeing that is needed to be understood. “The most challenging, pervasive and explosive problem of this century is that…

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  • Changes To The Catholic Church

    During the times of the old Catholic Church, people were caught up in the ways of thinking that they deemed appropriate for the time. These ways were a narrow and negative way of thinking, only promoting the Catholic religion, as the only religion of any importance, which would have meant many members of society, did not feel valued. But as time went on, the world changed but the ways of the Catholic Church did not. Pope Paul the sixth, a significant member of the Vatican II during the 1962 to…

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  • Leader In The Catholic Church

    leader in the Catholic Church. The two levels on the top represent the Pope and archbishops, in the Catholic Church they held the most power and were noticed in society and in the church the most, but had less responsibility except for running and looking over the church. The lower levels represent the bishops and priests, they held the most responsibility in running the church but didn’t hold as much power or popularity as the higher levels. Bishops and priest performed certain rites, and the…

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  • Catholic Church Observation

    I chose to attend Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church on November 13. We live in New Braunfels, and our religious options are very limited; we have Catholic churches and various types of Protestant churches. I have always been interested in what happens at a Catholic church; when you have never been to one it can seem interesting and very different. Sts. Peter and Paul is no exception; form the outside alone, I have always considered it one of our most beautiful churches. Sts. Peter and Paul…

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