Catholic Church

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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 Catholicism deviates from the ecumenical doctrine that established Catholicism, and is not considered a part of the Catholic faith by Roman Catholics (Azkoul). The Eastern sect has less of a following than the Roman sect, but nonetheless remains a crucial following of the Catholic faith. Roman and Eastern Orthodox Catholicism are both rooted in early Christian principles and have traditional Christian beliefs. Both sects are important to the Catholic faith due to the fact they share the same roots and many of the same beliefs and customs. The successful divide between Orthodox and Roman Catholicism shows the adaptability of Catholicism over the past 2000 years, and proves it will continue to evolve for thousands of years in the…

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  • Salvation In The Catholic Church

    teachings that are held by the Catholic church, and how they apply to me. One question that has stuck out to me in particular is, can someone who is outside the Catholic church, or disagrees with some of the teachings of the Catholic church achieve salvation. I believe that anyone, regardless of your beliefs or awareness of religious tradition, can achieve salvation based primarily on doing good works. I am not making an argument for what salvation is or what it consists of, I am stating that…

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  • The Influence Of The Catholic Church

    uncertainty. In these uncertain days how can the church rise up and bring healing or guidance to a nation that appears to be worried? The church, as a body of Christ, can be a place for the brokenhearted, for people who are marginalized, for people…

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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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  • Liturgy: The Catechism Of The Catholic Church

    The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines liturgy as being a service in which Catholic individuals participate in to rejoice the holiness of God (CCC1069). In liturgy members of the Catholic faith are able to commemorate Gods works through varies forms. Liturgy practices include: prayer, reading of scripture, receiving the sacraments and commemorating Christ through an active service (CCC1070). 2) In less than 100 words, explain the term using words and concepts appropriate to a ten-year-old…

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  • Catholicism And The Catholic Church

    Growing up in New England suburbia, Catholicism has been a prevalent part of the society in which I grew up. I was baptized into the Catholic Church at just a few months old, though it was more a gesture for my grandmother who was in hospice than it was about my parents’ passion for the church. As a child, I was not interested in attending Mass on Sundays, nor was I engaged in the Catholic school I attended for three years, until third grade. I spent years resisting the socialization that was…

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  • Religion's Influence On The Catholic Church

    Religion has such a great influence over the beliefs of the people. Religion is an organized collection of beliefs, cultural systems, and worldviews. The Catholic Church is one of many religions that influences people on a day-to-day basis whether we are aware of it or not. Religion gives a value base to go by and therefore it affects the way we treat others and expect to be treated. Sunday Mass at a Catholic Church incorporates the Bible, prayer, sacrifice, hymns, symbols, gestures, and sacred…

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  • The Importance Of Lent In The Catholic Church

    ent was not in my vocabulary. Why the church I went to did not celebrate Lent is still unknown but as I talk to other Baptist friends, the common reasons I hear for why they do not celebrate Lent include: 1.) What is Lent? 2.) Isn't Lent Catholic? 3.) We celebrate Easter. What is Lent? Lent is the Christian season of preparation for Easter that begins on Ash Wednesday, 40 days before Easter, not including Sundays. Lent is a time when many Christians "fast" from something…

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  • Catholic Church During The Reformation

    The Reformation was a time of great change in the 16th-century. During this time the Catholic Church was losing its grip of power. The Renaissance brought about new ideas and people were beginning to question the Catholic Church. Some people saw and believed that the church was corrupt because of the new teachings because they didn’t seem to follow the Bible. There was also religious corruption within the ranks of the clergy. The pope would conduct himself as an almighty ruler of the province. A…

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  • The Catholic Church: The Reformation And The Inquisition

    If you look back on the History of the Catholic Church, two major events that happened at around the same time, will pop out at you. These are the Reformation and the Inquisition.The reformation was a movement to break off from the Church. Lead by the hot-headed Luther, the Reformation is seen to many as a break away from the old, outdated, and corrupt Catholic Church. If you look closer, you can see it was a rejecting of the Church, with flawed Philosophy and distorted logic that was filled…

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