Catholic Church

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  • The Catholic Church

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    The Catholic Church The Catholic Church in the 20th Century underwent tremendous change, most significantly as a result of the Second Vatican Council. This Council created an atmosphere of reform within the leading theologians and the hierarchy of the Church. Consequently, when Pope Paul VI released his encyclical Humanae Vitae, to many of the reformers it seemed to contradict the sentiment of the Council. At the same time, though, there was a movement afoot to radically change the power

  • The Catholic Church

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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

  • The Catholic Church

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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

  • The Catholic Church

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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

  • The Catholic Church

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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

  • 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

  • The Lutheran Church and The Catholic Church

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    as you have faith in God.”  These are the words of Martin Luther, the man who started the Lutheran Church which soon led to the creation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. The Church was officially formed on January 1, 1988 and was a combination of three branches of the Lutheran religion: the American Lutheran church, the Association of Evangelical Lutheran churches, and the Lutheran Church in America. In 2012 the ELCA had 3,950,924 baptized members. Today, it is the seventh largest religious

  • Catholic Church Reformation

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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

  • Concerns in the Catholic Church

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    Concerns in the Catholic Church Sexual abuse is a growing concern in society today. So many people are hurt by the actions of other people when they abuse them, especially in a sexual manner. The Catholic Church is also now being targeted for sexual offenders. Priests have been charged with sexually abusing young boys that are involved with the church. The church has been looking the other way on this issue for many years. The children as well as their family are being hurt and its time something

  • The Roman Catholic Church

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    Predominantly located in Western Europe, the Roman Catholic Church played a large role in society during the Middle Ages. Members of the church relied on the teachings of the priest due to the lack of printed bibles and low literacy rates. The power that the church held over the people made citizens fearful to speak out as it may result in excommunication.The Catholic church included a hierarchy of officials which consisted of the pope, cardinal, archbishop, bishop, and priest. Over time the papal