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  • The Rule Of The Franciscan Order: Saint Francis Of Assisi

    The Rule of the Franciscan Order Saint Francis of Assisi is an icon of poverty and reformation within the Catholic Church and among other religions of the world. His choice to live a life of poverty encouraged the Church and especially the hierarchy of his time to change almost entirely. He can be perceived as a prophet of his time who revolutionized with the drastic change he made to his life because with his life as an example, he went from words to actions. Francis was born into a wealthy…

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  • Catholic Church Observation Paper

    Throughout the centuries, the Catholic Church was the subject to criticism for their flaw in their structure and system, and disappointments for their actions to common people. More and more people of Europe were beginning to lose their faith in the church 's leadership, and also believed that the Church was overly obsessed with money. One man by the name of Martin Luther ignited a group of people who believed that the Church had fallen away from the teachings of Jesus and their meanings. These…

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  • Saint Catherine Of Siena

    Catherine, was one of the great medieval mystics of the medieval Roman Catholic Church. As a young woman she lived her life as any woman at…

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  • Women's Roles In The Catholic Church Essay

    Women’s roles in the Catholic church have remained relatively consistent in the fact that women have never been allowed to become priests but have continued their service to the church in the role as nuns. Even though the church has modernized in other ways, they have not caught up to improving gender equality in the West. Why is this still a controversial issue especially since in other denominations of Christianity, such as the Methodist church, have appointed women preachers? This is still an…

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  • Pope Francis's Role In The Catholic Church

    that drives efforts to reinvent government bureaucracies, church hierarchies, and business practices call for audacious leaders who take a stand for what they believe in” (p.29). As a practicing Catholic, I have noticed that the Church is continuously challenged to redefine the role of the Church in our ever changing society under the leadership of Pope Francis. While it is relatively easy to appreciate the public function of the Catholic Church in the area of social services, health care, and…

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  • Martin Luther's Critique Of The Roman Catholic Church

    On October 31st, 1517, a German, Roman Catholic priest named Martin Luther made public his critiques of the Roman Catholic Church in a document called “Ninety-Five Theses”. From this document, came three more pamphlets criticizes the authority and hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church, “including the papacy, as corrupt and immoral, and questioned its right to rule over Christians and interpret Holy Scripture” (Carter and Warren, 75). As you can tell, Luther threw some pretty hefty accusations…

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  • Analysis Of Calvin's Reply To Sadoleto

    Reformation theology. Calvin argues that the Roman Catholic Church first and foremost silenced the Gospel, which led to the perversion of the four things on which the safety of the church is founded, which are doctrine, discipline, the sacraments, and ceremonies (9). In order to purify these vital elements of the church, the Catholic Church needs to change its perspective on the understanding of true faith, the true church, and the authority of the universal church. Calvin believes that having…

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  • Movie Analysis: Pope Joan

    nature of the Catholic Church, whereas women are prohibited from becoming priests and therefore cannot grasp each real locale of manipulation inside the institution. One of the arguments that present priests use opposing changing this discriminatory strategy is established on rehearse, as it is a fact that no woman has ever been ordained a priest. But the "Pope Joan" claim trials this assertion, instituting an antecedent that undermines the patriarchal nature of the Catholic Church. The claim…

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  • Spiritual Growth Project Analysis

    Church Comparison For this spiritual growth project, I attended three fairly different Churches. For the first, I attended CCF, which is a non-denominational evangelical Church. The second was First Presbyterian Church of Siloam Springs, a Presbyterian Church USA member. Finally, I went to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, which is under the Diocese of Little Rock, which in turn reports to Rome. Growing up, I have been a part of several Churches, so I really did not have any expectations of what any…

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  • The Controversial Events Of The Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre

    Moreover, it shaped the world they knew. It established social hierarchies, gave meaning and hope to the world, and established morals in everyday life. Therefore, when treaties like the Peace of Amboise began to limit Protestant faith, it created trouble between Huguenots and Catholics, causing a series of religious wars between the denominations. This all led to the Saint Bartholomew’s Day…

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