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A Closer Look At Catholicism

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Lenten reflections from CATHOLICISM, Week 4 Part 1

This compilation of footage from CATHOLICISM relates to the Gospel readings for the fourth week of Lent, 2012 (PART 1). Join us for discussion on the Word on…
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Fox News Crops Out Comedy From Catholicism Satire?

170+ Fox News Bias videos at http://bit.ly/jdC5ju 25+ examples of Fox News Biased Video Editing at http://bit.ly/w1rmxx Former Simpsons writer Larry Doyle’s …

Why do Catholics defend Jehovah Witnesses when JW’s actually denounce Catholicism?

Why do Catholics defend Jehovah Witnesses when JW’s actually denounce Catholicism?
Jehovah Witnesses actually consider Catholics to be cultists due to prayer to Mary and the Saints.
Mark – Yeah many of them rant and rave about the evils of Catholicism. Once they get going they really get worked up.

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Answer by Mark
I’m going to guess because education and science are FAR more common in Catholicism (I can think of at least twenty Catholic universities, but no JW universities, so applying logic to Jehovah’s Witnessing (“I don’t agree with their teachings, but they have a right to exist”) is common. And yes, JW’s REALLY REALLY don’t like Catholics, to the point if they come to your door all you have to do is say “I’m Catholic (or Episcopalian)”, and they’ll leave you alone.

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Are Catholics taking the decline of Catholicism stoically or are they disgracing themselves with foolishness?

Are Catholics taking the decline of Catholicism stoically or are they disgracing themselves with foolishness?
The pope just compared atheism to Nazism. One his high ranking underlings just compared the UK to a third world country. The pope has said that condoms don’t prevent the transmission of HIV. Another of his underlings referred to criticism of child abuse cover up as “petty gossip.” These are just a few examples of how Catholics are reacting to the knowledge that their organization is on the decline. They could be acting with class and dignity, but instead they’re acting like cornered rats, right? Rats that would stoop to any level to survive and to keep their rat-like way of life, right?

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Answer by Crybaby Atheist
“One his high ranking underlings just compared the UK to a third world country.”

No, he didn’t. He said the * airport * looked like a third-world country.

While it was an incredibly stupid thing to say, disseminating incorrect information about it isn’t very smart, either.

Oh, and for the record, I ain’t Catholic.

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CATHOLICISM Preview: Purgatory – Why Would Anyone Go Through This?! (from Episode 10)

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Devotees Nailed to Cross in Folk Catholicism Ritual

In an extreme show of faith some, Filipino Catholics are nailed up on crosses as penance for sins. Full story: About two dozen Filipinos were nailed to cross…
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The Islamic Connection to Rome Catholicism

Thanks to Pro Walter Veith for this very explicit and detailed explanation. His ministries website is… http://amazingdiscoveries.org/
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Does anyone have information on Catholicism?

Does anyone have information on Catholicism?
I am a nondenominational Christian but am interested in Catholicism. What are the basic beliefs of Catholicism? How do Catholics view Mary and the saints? What is the difference between Protestantism and Catholicism and why did the Protestants split off from the Catholic Church? Also, are there any reliable websites on Catholicism?

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Answer by Aleria
Hi, please ignore Matthew, Dan and Jesus Saves, they have shown themselves to be quite anti-Catholic and have no understanding of (or want to understand) Catholicism.

The best way to say what the basic beliefs of Catholicism is is to quote the Creed:

“We believe (I believe) in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, and born of the Father before all ages. (God of God) light of light, true God of true God. Begotten not made, consubstantial to the Father, by whom all things were made. Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven. And was incarnate of the Holy Ghost and of the Virgin Mary and was made man; was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate, suffered and was buried; and the third day rose again according to the Scriptures. And ascended into heaven, sits at the right hand of the Father, and shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead, of whose Kingdom there shall be no end. And (I believe) in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of life, who proceeds from the Father (and the Son), who together with the Father and the Son is to be adored and glorified, who spoke by the Prophets. And one holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. We confess (I confess) one baptism for the remission of sins. And we look for (I look for) the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.”

Views on Mary and the Saints:

Mary is considered the highest of the Saints, but certainly not God, divine or anything else of that sort. She is the handmaid of the Lord, the Mother of God, the Arc of the New Covenant (the old Arc held the staff of the High Priest, the manna from Heaven and the Word of God. Mary held within her THE High Priest, THE living manna from Heaven and THE living Word of God), the Queen of Heaven (Jesus is the King and in the Davidic Kingdom–which He restored–it is the mother of the king who is the queen) and our spiritual mother (As God is our Father, Jesus is our Brother, so too is Mary our mother).

The Saints are viewed as alive and sinless now that they abide in Heaven. They are our family and so we believe they can pray for us–through Christ, the One Mediator–and assist us in our prayers.

Differences:

This is hard to go over because there are 38,000 Protestant denominations (this includes non-denominationalism) and each one has varying beliefs–from slightly to grossly–from each other and from the Catholic Church. To state the differences, one must first discuss which Protestant denomination you want to compare. Why they split off…well, Luther had some good reasons to bring to the attention of the Pope and originally Luther stated that he wanted to reform the Church from the inside out, but he disliked the pope and so broke off. He later is quoted on his death bed saying “I meant to rid one pope, but instead I have created a thousand”, this statement is quite true because now each pastor decides what the church believes. I’m sure if you visited a few of the churches that go by the same name as yours you will find doctrinal differences. Some might be small, but some could be large.

As for websites, I will give you some good ones:

http://www.beginningcatholic.com/ –This one has some great articles and information on how to find out more. It gives Scripture, explanations and Catechism references on our beliefs.

http://www.scborromeo.org/apol.htm –This one has some great stuff as well. I suggest you click on the “I’m Glad You Asked”, which is a book on common Catholic questions and answers.

http://www.scripturecatholic.com/ –This one is good, while it doesn’t explain a lot, it’s all the Scripture and Early Church Father teachings on Catholic beliefs. I would recommend you order John Salza’s Book “The Biblical Basis of Catholicism”, that is a great overview.

Lastly, I would recommend you do this:

Contact your local Catholic Church and tell them you are interested in Catholicism. Right now there is a class going on for those interested in learning and/or converting to Catholicism. You will not be pressured into converting at all and you can leave at any time if you want to, but this way you can listen and ask questions regarding Catholicism–and you can ask them ANYTHING. It is great way to learn about Catholicism in a classroom setting.

God Bless!

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Were there any other Churches/denominations than Roman Catholicism before the Council of Chalcedon?

Were there any other Churches/denominations than Roman Catholicism before the Council of Chalcedon?
Would it be reasonable to say Roman Catholicism did not exist before the council of Chalcedon because it is defined as separate from the other Churches by being split from them and therefor it would just have been Catholicism without the word Roman in front of it before the council?

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Answer by Melkha
It was Roman Catholicism that the other churches split off from. Roman Catholicism was the original all others split from it. What you are says is the split created Roman Catholicism, and that isn’t true.

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