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    the Middle Ages. Therefore, Catholic Church represented an extremely powerful institution and dominated nearly all aspects of life of the medieval Europeans. The church's "sacramental rituals" marked the significant events in a person's life including baptism, marriage and funeral. The beliefs espoused by the church on religion, ethics and philosophy were enforced on the people. People who disagreed with the church faced torture and execution. Although the Catholic Church ruled Europe with an iron

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    Patrick Strycharz 3/17/14 Rough Draft The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Catholic Church The modern Catholic Church has been through significant highs and lows in the past sixty years. Evangelization has been tougher then ever because scandal after scandal has plagued the Church and in consequence the priesthood is unattractive and the drop in membership is too significant.The Church is not a political party and the Pope is not the President so the expectations of corrupt politicians is not

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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

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    have been subject to the highest levels of criticism.The Catholic Church of the Medieval times was no exception to this generalization. In his most famous work, The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer strongly expressed his views towards the Catholic Church. Chaucer wrote this collection of interconnected short-stories during the 1300s-- near the peak of the Catholic Church’s command over England. Holy wars waged in the Middle East and Catholic clergy roamed the lands of Europe. In accordance with the

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    The Catholic Church should not have censored materials concerning heliocentric heavens in the 16th century because the new discoveries Galileo found in his work helped to change and better the people’s understanding of the world. If a society only believes and follows one work, one author, one theory, then no one would be able to know if their beliefs and science are actually true. For something to be deemed true and not false, the concept should be tested and argued against to prove right or wrong

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    change and chaos in the Catholic Church due to the corruption. There were reformers or an adjustment group like as Martin Luther that called for change. After the Protestants broke away the Catholic Church started small reforms to find a balance. Using the Culture Epoch Theory this paper will explore the causation, the adjustments, and the balancing of the Reformation. The Catholic Church and its corruption created chaos among the clergy and the people of the church. Catholic mass was spoken in and

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    Protestants and Roman Catholic Churches. For example Anglicans, Lutheran, Calvinist, and there are many more, but during the sixteenth century those churches were the major reforms of the Protestant and Roman Catholic Reformations. You may ask yourself why? Well the purpose of this essay is to find out what caused the reformation, How did the reformers attempt to change the church and what where the effects on the reformation. Before the Reformation took place, the Roman Catholic Church was very powerful

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    beginning, the Roman Catholic Church had been progressively corrupted. In its attempt to reunify the empire, it decided that quantity was better than quality; a decision that set the church up for much corruption in the succeeding years. In the twelfth century under the leadership of Pope Gregory VII, who's decision to reform monasteries, promote crusades, and demand priestly celibacy helped turn Europe into a theocracy. However, by the fourteenth century during the Great Schism, the church found a successful

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    and the Catholic Church in Chicago. More specifically, I wish to examine was role (if any) the Catholic Church played in the life of the Italian immigrant in Chicago. Did the Church play any role in the assimilation of Italian immigrants? On the other hand, did the Church have any influence on the preservation (or adaptation or abandonment) of Old World culture and tradition? I began my research with the presumption that the majority of Italian immigrants were more or less devout Catholics, and that

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    history. Within the Catholic Church, it is hard to say how this issue should be dealt with. Many believe that reforms within the Church will become necessary, however the current pope, Pope Francis, does not believe this to be so. This has stirred up a debate among members of the Church. Traditionally, homosexuality in itself is viewed within the Catholic Church as morally evil and it has never been accepted. Pastoral counseling has been offered to allow members of the Church who identify themselves

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