Catholic Essays

  • Orthodox Catholics And The Catholic Church

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    Orthodox Catholics - Orthodox Catholics are the most devout members of the Catholic Church. They adhere to the Church’s teachings rigorously by regularly participating in Church practices and rituals such as attending mass and other catholic ceremonies. They are fully immersed in the institutional life of the Church. Their Catholic identity is publicly manifested in their social, political, and economic life. Their social structure is almost entirely based around the church’s teachings, as well as

  • Gangs and the Catholic

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    help those who are weak or in need. The forth commandment is, you shall remember the Sabbath and keep it Holy. This commandment teaches us that we should take time out to praise God , but if your in a gang you are constantly being involved in non-Catholic situations that draw gang members further from the Lord. If they understood what God has done for them they wouldn’t be disrespecting Him. The fifth commandment is Honor your Father and Mother. Gang members think that being in a gang is like being

  • Catholic Earthcare

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    The Catholic Church has a major impact on the world today, working through St Francis of Assisi's Mission, Laudato Si and the Church's mission itself, regarding environmental degradation. Environmental degradation is the destruction of natural resources such as land, air, water and soil etc. The church believes the connection between humans and the environment is extremely important and mostly spiritual, as it’s a connection between God and God's creation. Our environment is deteriorating at an extremely

  • Catholic and Christians Missionaries in Africa

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    However, there were 1.6 million Evangelical Christians (people committed to converting people to Christianity) in Africa at the time that Joseph Conrad was writing Heart of Darkness (Vermeulen 2). The first of these missionaries were Portuguese Catholics that were accompanying seafaring explorers. They first arrived in Sub-Sahara Africa in the 1400s and immediately saw their toil come to fruition when “Kingdo...

  • Queen Elizabeth’s Treatment of Catholics

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    Queen Elizabeth’s Treatment of Catholics The reformation of England had been a long drawn out affair dating back to King Henry VIII’s Act of Supremacy in 1534. By the accession of Elizabeth in 1558, many historians believe that she inherited a country, which was still predominantly Catholic in belief. Although people of South Eastern England were likely to be influenced by the peoples of Europe, who were experiencing reforms, Doran (1994) suggests that the number of Protestants accounted for

  • Catholic Enlightenment

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    Throughout the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries the Catholic Church began to emphasise the importance of a more practical faith. As acts of charity became a more important part of church teaching, philosophical discussions surrounding rationalism began to take place. This was happening all over Europe and even in the colonies. Much of the Catholic Enlightenment was very much a counter-enlightenment. The Oratorians and the Benedictines were at the forefront of trying to encourage this

  • Discrimination Against Catholics

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    Discrimination Against Catholics Source Based Sources B and C are useful for finding out the extent of discrimination against Catholics. From them we can get information about the types of discrimination Catholics faced. In source B we can see that Catholics faced discrimination in football, ‘ the second or third question is, what school did you go to son? And if its saint something, then all of a sudden the boy isn’t good enough’. This makes the source useful because we can see that discrimination

  • AIDS and the Catholic Church

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    AIDS and the Catholic Church As the AIDS epidemic in the United States advanced into the 1990s, it became clear that AIDS had a new target population. AIDS was no longer strictly a gay disease but was leaking into the general heterosexual population as well. Moreover, as the decade progressed, new cases of HIV infection were being increasingly identified in poor, minority communities. While the focus of the AIDS epidemic shifted from the high-profile male homosexual population to poor, minority

  • Catholic religion

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    CATHOLIC RELIGION To belong to the church one must accept as factually true the gospel of Jesus as handed down in tradition and as interpreted by the bishops in union with the pope. The most important thing in this divine tradition is the Bible, its text determined and disseminated by the church. The church, according to the Roman Catholic catechism, is the only Christian body that is “one, holy, catholic (universal)”. The doctrine of apostolic succession is one of the key parts of the Catholic faith

  • The Catholic Reformation

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    Protestant attacks brought these reforms, many of these reforms were needed anyway. The problems in the Church were so bad that the Church would not have survived if the problems were not fixed. Even though there were movements to stop Protestantism, the Catholic Reformation was more about self-reform within the Church than an opposition to the Protestant movement. One of the first reform movements inside the Church was the Jesuit order (also called the Society of Jesus) of priests. Instead of the common

  • Catholic Theology Essay Highlights

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    science, it impels us to put what we know into action-practice what you preach. *Christian faith is a community based function, not an individual function. *Revelation: The historical passing over/on of beliefs (the interpretation of faith). *Catholic Theology: Lives build on faith in God who has been mediated to human beings through Jesus Christ. *Formative Factors in Theology (Macquarrie): where we get our theology from 1. Experience 2. Revelation: God making himself ... ... middle of paper

  • Catholic Confession

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    Boston Globe, less than two percent of Catholics attend confession regularly. When was the last time you attended confession? Good morning Ms. Cassels and class, today I will be discussing throughout this presentation, confession according to the Catholic Church and confession according to the online alternatives, such as: Confession: A Roman Catholic App for iPad’s and iPhones; and the importance of this ritual for all Catholics. The online alternatives to Catholic Confession will never be able to take

  • Essay On The Catholic Church

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    Since its emergence during the Roman Empire, the Catholic Church has had a prevailing influence over the world. Its doctrines laid the base for modern standards of morality, and during the Dark Ages it acted as the brain and power behind many leaders. After the emergence of secular thought during the Renaissance the Church's power shifted into the background. In recent times, its influence has begun to shift back into the foreground. The Catholic Church is a religious body that is prominent in

  • The Seven Sacraments of Catholics

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    The Seven Sacraments of Catholics Catholics go through a cycle of events in their spiritual lives known as the seven sacraments. Although all Catholics can not partake in each sacrament, the majority receive the Holy Eucharist and are baptized as children. The sacraments are the rites of passage in the Catholic faith. Some of the sacraments require proper preparation and knowledge of the one’s faith. The seven sacraments include Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation, Reconciliation, Marriage, Anointing

  • Death Penalty - Catholics and Capital Punishment

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    Catholics and Capital Punishment Catholic opponents of the death penalty sometimes seem to lose sight of the primary purpose of punishment. The Catechism of the Catholic Church says, "Punishment has the primary aim of redressing the disorder introduced by the offense." If I commit a serious offense against society, I bring about a disorder, and the point of punishment is to reestablish the lost order. If I willingly accept my punishment, "it assumes the value of expiation." And it can protect

  • Body Art and the Catholic Church

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    the Catholic Church I have always wondered if the Catholic church approved of tattooing and body piercing. I am not the type of person that most people think of when they think of tattooed or pierced individual. When I tell people that I have tattoos, people always say “but you don’t seem like the kind of person who would get a tattoo.” I personally do not believe that certain kinds of people get tattoos and I wondered what my religion would think of my “art.” I have gone to a Catholic church

  • The Emergence and Africanization of Catholic Christianity in the Kongo

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    The Emergence and Africanization of Catholic Christianity in the Kongo When the nation of Kongo “converted” to Christianity around the turn of the 16th century, the Catholicism that developed over the next century is best understood as primarily a superficial layer added onto Kongolese traditional religion. The kings of Kongo did not try to replace previous beliefs and practices with Christianity, nor did they simply mask their traditional religion, but rather they incorporated Christian doctrines

  • Origins of the Catholic Church in Australia.

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    Origins of the Catholic Church in Australia. The first Catholics to come along to Australia, were amongst the first convicts to step foot on the shores of Port Jackson in Sydney. These Catholics were Irish in origin, and brought Catholicism to Australia, although Anglican Ministers were trying to stop the spread of Catholicism in Great Britain and her colonies. Most of the Irish who came here came here because of the British persecution of Irish Nationalists. The first obstacle to Catholicism spreading

  • The Eucharist And The Catholic Church

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    Eucharist looks like a piece of bread in the shape of a circle. But to the Catholic Church the Eucharist is Christ in the present form. The Eucharist is what makes the Catholic Church unique. In the beginning, Jesus Christ, at the Last supper broke the bread and gave it to His disciples and told them it was His Body and told them to eat it. The Eucharist is what makes the Catholic Church Unique. Without the Eucharist The Catholic Church would just be a group of people that comes together to preach as

  • Catholic School Prayer

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    together in a Catholic school. It is the unique component that shows the world that we are not an ordinary school, we are a school with a mission and that mission is to not only academically educate students, but to do so with God, for God, and about God. Our mission includes evangelizing, using the Lord’s own message to encourage and inspire Catholicism in others. There the Lord provides the words that instruct us how to lead others to eternal life in Heaven with him. Our Catholic school mission