Catholic Religion Essays

  • 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

  • Spirituality: The Catholic Religion

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    The Catholic Religion is a faith which offers and accepts a wide variety of different spiritualities, all of which incorporating different beliefs and values, and having their own history. Spirituality is difficult to define, as there is no a definitive, widely-known or accepted definition. However, in my opinion, spirituality can be defined as the process of individual transformation, which involves an individual partaking in any kind of meaningful, or self fulfilling activities. Often spirituality

  • Homosexuality In Catholic Religion

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    Homosexuality has been shamefully denounced in Catholic religion over time ever since St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas’ ideas shaped the views of the Catholic church. Today these religious teachings express how homosexuality is not in any way, part of God’s plan for marriage and family instead it is seen as sinfully going against Natural Law. Catholics lack the realization that people’s sexual desires do not in any biological way, shape or form change a person’s overall morals determining if

  • Essay On Roman Catholic Religion

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    Religion is a big topic in America and other countries. My family is Roman Catholic. Once my family hosted a foreign exchange student from Indonesia and he was a Muslim. It was interesting to learn about his culture and his religious beliefs. We will compare and contrast Roman Catholic and the Muslim religions. Furthermore, Catholics believe in Jesus and proclaim him as the son of God ("Basic Beliefs of Catholicism"). Catholics believe in the bible and there are 7 sacraments within the church to

  • The Role Of Ethics In The Catholic Religion

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    While taking a quick look at the Catholic faith, one might say that Jesus’ teachings are the only sources used for the foundation of ethics for Catholics, but this is not true. By taking a deeper look into the history of the Catholic religion, one will discover there are many other figures that helped establish the foundation of ethics in the Catholic faith. One of these figures is Aristotle. He was actually one of the first to define ethics and place it in a systematic way. Aristotle really started

  • Religion: The Schism Of The Catholic Church

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    the sixteenth century, a schism of the Catholic Church was due to the political, social, and economic aspects of life. Religion was ultimately the cause of the schism and was also greatly affected by the aftermath. To see this, one can observe the opposition to the Church at the time, the lack of a secular state, and the Church’s “need” for funds obtained via indulgences. Around this time, life was forever impacted by the many ideas differing from the Catholic Church. To begin with, there was great

  • Religion Culminating: Native Spirituality And Catholics

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    Religion Culminating Have you ever wondered how different everyone around you really is? Why everyone around you believes in something different? How all religions in the world have different views on things? Every religion is different in their own way, they all have different views on the same thing. Every religion has their own individual way of how they do things in and out of the community. Native spirituality and Catholics have both differences and similarities when it comes to things

  • Contrast Between Catholic and Baptist Religion

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    today if they have heard of Baptist and Catholic religion and most would say yes. In many ways the two are very similar. For instance, both are based on the Christian faith, belief in the trinity, and that God is the one true God. The two religions agree that Jesus died on the cross and rose again to atone for our sins. They share a 27 book New Testament and insist that salvation comes from Christ alone. On the other hand, while the Baptist and Catholic religions do have similarities, they also have

  • Comparing the Mormon Religion to Catholic and Protestant Faiths

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    Comparing the Mormon Religion to Catholic and Protestant Faiths The Mormon religion is very unique in many of its doctrine. While technically a Protestant faith, the Mormons generally share more doctrine with the Catholics. Because of its unique nature, I will be analyzing the Mormon faith, its history, organization, and doctrine, in comparison with the beliefs held by both Catholics and Protestants. Establishment On April 6, 1980, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (aka

  • How Catholic Religion Influenced My Life

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    The Catholic Religion has influenced my life in so many ways that I would not be who I am today without it. Catholicism has taught me how to live to the best of my abilities and to treat others as we would want to be treated. It began with my parents who built my family from a firm religious foundation. Then, my education helped to understand my faith and finally I was able to realize that being a catholic helps me to see the good in the world. Religion is a belief that I value in my life, and

  • Personal Narrative: Growing Up In A Catholic Religion

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    Growing up in a Catholic household my family has always felt that it was very important to be tied to God and the Catholic religion. The bible was something that was always something that was brought up and taught in school and preached on a weekly basis when I attended Polish school once a week for almost ten years of my life. Both my mother and my father grew up and were raised by a strict catholic household, both my grandparents instilled the word of God and the appropriate morals that lead them

  • Catholic Intellectual Tradition: Fundamental Claims Of Religion

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    The four fundamental claims of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, Human beings exist in a relation to a triune God, God’s presence in the world is mediated through nature and reality, faith and reason are compatible, the dignity of the human being is inviolable and therefore the commitment to justice for the common good is necessary. However, the great books in the Catholic Intellectual tradition show that they represent these fundamental claims in a broad distinctive way. This essay will show

  • a Man For All Seasons - By Robert Bolt: Mores Moral Dilemma

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    by Robert Bolt: More's Moral Dilemma During the English renaissance in the 1500's, King Henry VIII wants a divorce from his wife for various reasons, but divorce is against the Catholic religion. This is why he wants Sir Thomas More's consent, because More is a highly respected Catholic, but he is such a good Catholic that he goes against divorce. In the play, A Man for All Seasons, by Robert Bolt, King Henry VIII applies pressure on Thomas More to support the divorce in many ways. He exerts it

  • James Joyce's Araby - Araby as Epiphany for the Common Man

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    Man Joseph Campbell was one of many theorists who have seen basic common denominators in the myths of the world's great religions, Christianity among them, and have demonstrated how elements of myth have found their way into "non-religious" stories. Action heroes, in this respect, are not unlike saints. Biblical stories are, quite simply, the mythos of the Catholic religion, with saints being the heroes in such stories. The Star Wars film saga is, according to Campbell, an example of the hero's

  • Everyman’s Good Deeds - For Life Or Death?

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    that it is not necessary for Everyman to reflect on good deeds he has performed but that he find a way to acquire them quickly. Unlike the Protestant view, which bases religion on faith alone, Everyman noticeably centers on the Catholic religion that was prevalent during medieval times. Since illiteracy was a vast problem, Catholic religious leaders needed to get their message out to their followers. It was vital that these people become aware of the fate of their souls if they disregarded works

  • Flannery OConnors "A Good Man Is Hard To Find"

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    short story "A Good Man is Hard to Find” Flannery O'Connor's seems to portray a feeling that society as she saw it was drastically changing for the worse. O'Connor's obvious displeasure with society at the time is most likely a result of her Catholic religion and her very conservative upbringing in the ‘old south.’ She seems to depict her opinion in this particular story by using the character of the grandmother to show what she saw was happening to the times. Evidence of society's "demise" is woven

  • Original sin

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    beliefs. I will be discussing this very information for the doctrine of original sin. The doctrine of original sin mostly pertains to the Roman Catholic religion. I will be covering when, where, and why the doctrine was originated. Original sin is the theory that every man is born into sin because our mother and father have sinned. The definition given by the Catholic Encyclopedia is: “(1) the sin that Adam committed; (2) a consequence of this first sin, the hereditary stain with which we are born on account

  • Divided Nations

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    has also gained significant meaning from the Catholic religion, drawing from the symbolism therein. Whereas this type of non-violent protest has often been associated with the precedent set by Ghandi, here it has a rich historical background and was used to rally and unify the Irish people. From the British perspective, what made colonialism acceptable to the masses was a cultural infusion, painting a picture of the Irish as savages. Their religion was deemed pagan. This religious dissimilarity

  • It's Time to Regulate and Reform Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

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    mentally incompetent, without any chance of recovery, she would not want to be kept alive by "extraordinary  medical procedures," notes Derek Humphry. Karen's parents sought religious counsel from their priest.  They were told that the Catholic religion allows the removal of extraordinary care if the patient was in a terminal condition. Karen's parents requested she be removed from the respirator.  The hospital denied their request.  The Quinlans then directed their request to the court

  • Dreaming In The 1960s

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    Kennedy. He was young, appealing, and had a carefully crafted public image that barely won him the election. Because former President Eisenhower supported the Republican nominee, Richard Nixon, and because many had doubts about Kennedy's youth and Catholic religion, Kennedy only received three-tenths of one percent more of the popular vote than Nixon. The first thing Kennedy did during his brief presidency was to try to restore the nation's economy. Economic growth was slow in 1961 when Kennedy entered