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  • 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 Triangular Catholics

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    The Triangular Catholics Imagine living in a world where people look at you and judge you by the amount of sides you have. Your entire worth is based on weather you are a circle, square, triangle, and so on. Laws and the definition of conduct are determined by the resident within your society who has the most circles, the priest. The real world that we live in is mandated in such a way. We, as a society, have our own type of sides that determines the way society see's us. I some countries you

  • Muslims and Catholics

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    Those who do not follow the Catholic or Muslim faith would assume that these two religions have very little common ground and, certainly in some aspects this is true. However, the ritual of marriage to Catholics and Muslims share many similarities, marriage is an integral component to both the Catholic and Muslim faith. The bond between husband and wife is a life-long blessing, which if entered into accordingly and adhered in good faith, will provide a happy and fulfilled life. “Some are called

  • 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

  • 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

  • Catholics And Antisemitism

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    Ehret, Ulrike. Church, Nation, and Race: Catholics and Antisemitism in Germany and England. 1918-1945. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2012. In chapter five, Ehret argues that the failure on part of the Catholic Church to speak out against Jewish persecution is due to its strong stance against communism as well as fear of persecution by the Nazi movement. The idea of the hatred of communism is explained to be centered on Atheism therefore it was considered to be a lesser evil compared to

  • Catholic Baptism

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    example, their rituals, ceremonies, and especially their baptism. Baptism, also called Sacrament is the basis of the whole Christian life. Another way of calling it, " The Washing of Regeneration and Renewal by the Holy Spirit" [Catechism by the Catholic Church Second Edition]. To baptize means to "plunge" or "immerse" into water symbolizes the catechumen's burial into Christ death from which he rises up by resurrection with him as a "new creature". "Baptism is God's most beautiful and magnificent

  • 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

  • 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

  • Catholic Apologetics

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    Catholic Apologetics The Apocrypha: Tobit, Judith, Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus, Baruch, 1 and 2 Maccabees The Protestant argument is that the Catholic Church added the 7 books known as the Apocrypha to the Canon Bible at the Council of Trent in the mid-16th century (after the reformation) to back up things the Church taught Reformation: 1517 Martin Luther Council of Trent: 1545-48, 51-52, 62-63 The truth is that these books were part of the original Canon. They were there in 1442 at the