The Catholic Religion

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The world has more than one billion Catholics and with the ever growing population, it will only get larger in number. To be a Catholic means to have complete faith in God and his divine grace. Having God's divine grace means to obey it and keep it holy as it was created by God and given to his people. The religion itself is based on this and the people take it very seriously. Catholics believe that all people are of good nature but when one commits a sin it not only hurts that one person but the people and the Church.

Catholics are a Christian sect and believe in one God. Like other Christians, they believe that Jesus is God's Son which goes hand-in-hand with the belief in the Holy Trinity. God the Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit are what makes up the Holy Trinity. The Catholics basic beliefs are the bible; which was created by God and is not wrong in any way. The Ten Commandments which are what the Catholics live by for moral and ethnic reasoning. The Ten Commandments are do not kill, do not covet, do not worship any graven object, do not steal, do not bear false witness, do not commit adultery, Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy, honor thy father and mother, do not take the Lord's name in Vain, and Thou shall not have any other gods before me.

As mentioned previously, God's divine grace comes from seven sacraments. The seven sacraments are Penance, Baptism, Holy Eucharist, Confirmation, Holy Matrimony, Anointing of the Sick, and Holy Orders. These are the spiritual development that makes up the religion.

Catholics belong to Churches known as parishes. These places are where Catholics can go and worship no matter where they are in the world. Holy Mass is a worship that is held daily and weekly that marks Good Friday...

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...ligion that I perceived as strict but I have learned that they are indeed strict people. They belief that Catholics should be more strict considering that fact that we were given these earthly bodies by God. They live their lives as Christians and obey the word in which God intended for us to obey. They have rules and rituals that they perform to show respect and passion for what they believe.

Religions are made up of people and beliefs in which they find security and happiness. Who are we to judge the way people live their lives, or what religion they choose? Each one of us has our own beliefs and we only hope that we do not get judged. God is the only judge. For those reasons I am happy that I chose this religion because it is my willingness to understand Catholics that others will see that Catholicism is just another religion living a life the God intended us to.

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