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Roman Catholic theology is customarily legalistic and philosophical.
Roman Catholics speak of "Confirmation" and the Orthodox of "Chrismation." "Confirmation" is separated from the Baptism and is performed by the bishop and not the priest; but "Chrismation" is performed with Baptism by a priest who has received "chrism" from the bishop.
In the Orthodox Liturgy, the "bread" of the Eucharist is "leavened" (zyme); in the Roman Catholic Mass it is "unleavened" (azyme).
www.ocf.org /OrthodoxPage/reading/ortho_cath.html   (4978 words)

 Apologetics research resources on religious cults and sects - Apologetics research resources on Catholicism
The Roman Catholicism that is, to varying degrees, combined with and/or absorbed by the pagan religion of the indigenous culture in which it exists (e.g., as in South America and Africa).
The Roman Catholicism which involves alienated, backslidden, or apostate Catholics who are largely indifferent to the Catholic Church and its God.
The branch of former Roman Catholics who are truly Evangelical and who have largely rejected the unbiblical teachings of Rome, often deciding to remain in the Church as a means to evangelize other Catholics or help reform their Church.
www.apologeticsindex.org /c16.html   (2160 words)

 History, beliefs, practices, deeds, etc. of the Roman Catholic Church
We use the phrase "Roman Catholic" in place of "Catholic" to avoid confusion.
Most Christian faith groups acknowledge the Nicene Creed and thus regard themselves as "Catholic," at least as far as being part of the "catholic and apostolic church." Within any one given faith group, the meaning of the term "Catholic" is relatively clear.
To assure clarity and to avoid ambiguity, we use the term "Roman Catholic" when referring to the church headed by the pope in Rome.
www.religioustolerance.org /rcc.htm   (493 words)

 Roman Catholic Church
The Roman Catholic Church is part of the Christian Church ruled by the Bishop of Rome (the Pope).
This was followed by the execution of Thomas Cranmer, the archbishop of Canterbury and other Protestants who refused to accept the Pope as head of the Church.
At the end of the 18th century, the Roman Catholic Church in England was very small.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /REcatholic.htm   (2648 words)

  Book Reviews on Roman Catholicism
The fact is Roman Catholicism, the Roman Church, the Pope and the Vatican are the holders and promoters of a body of false doctrine that is deluding and damning hundreds of millions of souls century after century.
Despite the arrival of the ecumenical movement, a photogenic Pope or two, the second Vatican Council and a new Catechism of the Catholic Church, very little has changed in Roman Catholicism on an organic doctrinal level since the days of the Reformation when God moved to deliver millions from Rome's doctrinal darkness.
A sense and knowledge of history is an important bulwark against compromise with Romanism.
www.webtruth.org /book-reviews/books-on-roman-catholicism-66.html   (608 words)

  Catholicism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
England, France, the Holy Roman Empire, Scandinavia, and much of the rest of Western Europe were in the Western camp, and Greece, Russia and many of other Slavic lands, Anatolia, and the Christians in Syria and Egypt who accepted the Council of Chalcedon made up the Eastern camp.
When it does apply the adjective "Roman" to itself, it understands this word only as pointing to the centrality for it of the see of Rome, with which all its members, laity and clergy alike, are necessarily in full communion.
Catholicism is a religion, and is studied in contexts that include theology and philosophy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Catholicism   (2649 words)

In 313, the Roman Catholic Church was legally recognized by the Roman Emperor Constantine, and, in 380 it became the official religion of the Roman Empire.
Roman Catholics, however, "regard the [Roman Catholic] Church under the successor of Peter as the one, universal Church; other Christians are held to be 'in a certain, although imperfect, communion with the Catholic Church.'"
Authority in the Roman Catholic Church is described as apostolic, "'because she is founded on the apostles,' and 'continues to be taught, sanctified, and guided by the apostles.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/roman_catholicism.html   (1933 words)

 Testimony: Roman Catholicism
Roman Catholicism must be examined to see if it is truly Christian, and has a right to be included as a part of the Church of Christ.
The Roman Catholic doctrine of justification is obscure and complicated.
Furthermore, the lack of a final and absolute authoritative base for its teaching has resulted in Roman Catholicism introducing into its worship beliefs and practices that are contradictory to the clear teaching of Scripture, e.g., the doctrine of Mariolatry, the mediation and worship of 'saints' and the use of images.
www.rpc.org /beliefs/testimony/ch14.htm   (1423 words)

 Roman Catholicism
Though many Roman Catholics give unquestioned support to their church and strongly reject any possibility that their church may be in conflict with their own Catholic Bible, there are sincere Catholics who see glaring inconsistencies and contradictions between the official teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and the fundamental truths contained in the sacred Scriptures.
The Roman Catholic doctrine of the Assumption of Mary which teaches that Mary's body was raised from the dead and taken to heaven as "Queen of Heaven" is a teaching which can't find the slightest support in the Bible and was not made an official doctrine in the Catholic Church until 1950.
Roman Catholicism endeavors to defend the papacy by claiming that Peter was the first pope and was personally appointed by Christ.
www.biblicist.org /bible/catholic.shtml   (6432 words)

 Roman Catholic Church, Catholicism
The Roman Catholic church, the largest of the Christian churches, although present in all parts of the world, is identified as Roman because of its historical roots in Rome and because of the importance it attaches to the worldwide ministry of the bishop of Rome, the pope.
The Roman Catholic church's prohibition of remarriage after divorce is the strictest of the Christian churches, although the church does admit the possibility of annulments for marriages judged to be invalid.
Roman Catholicism is no longer simply reacting and polemical, devoted to defending truth through the condemnation of error.
mb-soft.com /believe/txc/rcatholi.htm   (3897 words)

 Roman Catholicism - Theopedia
The Roman Catholic Church shares many basic tenets with evangelical Protestants such as: the doctrine of the Trinity, the inspiration of the Bible, the deity of Christ, and His virgin birth, atoning death and bodily resurrection.
Historically, Roman Catholicism became distinct in the Middle Ages when the Eastern church and the Western church split in what is called the Great Schism of 1054 A.D. The Eastern church is now typically referred to as Eastern Orthodoxy, while the Western church became the Roman Catholic Church.
Roman Catholicism contains a number of doctrines which Protestants view as unbiblical, such as the doctrine of Transubstantiation, the veneration and intercession of deceased saints, prayers for the dead, purgatory, the immaculate conception and bodily assumption of Mary, and papal infallibility.
www.theopedia.com /Roman_Catholic   (554 words)

 EIPS - Roman Catholicism
The Roman Catholic Church believes that Jesus of Nazareth was the eternal Son of God; it believes in the Virgin Birth, it believes in the Incarnation; it believes in His miracles; it believes in His substitutionary work upon the cross and His resurrection physically.
The cult of the Virgin Mary in Roman Catholicism is increasing rapidly in an alarming manner.
Roman Catholicism is bound to succeed while Protestants think that merely to live a good life is enough.
www.ianpaisley.org /article.asp?ArtKey=lloydjones   (6366 words)

 glbtq >> social sciences >> Roman Catholicism
Organized complexly and hierarchically, the Church is united in doctrine and worship under the supreme jurisdiction of the Pope, the Bishop of Rome.
Roman Catholics believe that the Church alone possesses the system of truths, laws, and practices that was instituted by Jesus Christ for the governance of humankind and that has been passed down in apostolic succession from Saint Peter.
Historically, the Roman Catholic Church may be the institution most responsible for the suffering of individuals involved in same-sex sexual relationships.
www.glbtq.com /social-sciences/roman_catholicism.html   (792 words)

 Roman Catholicism Exposed
Exposing Roman Catholicism is easy, Roman Catholicism is by far the largest and wealthiest of all the so-called "Christian Denominations." It has consistently claimed to be the only true Church--the Church which was founded by Jesus Christ during His earthly ministry.
The purpose of this section is to turn the spotlight of truth upon Roman Catholicism both as to its past history and present teachings.
A source of further confusion for many is the fact that for centuries Roman Catholics were taught that all those outside its membership were heretics to be shunned, persecuted or even killed.
www.answeringcatholicism.com /catholicismexposed/catholicismexposed.html   (569 words)

 Roman Catholicism: Another Gospel
According to Roman Catholic teaching, men must suffer to pay their debts to God for sins which have been forgiven by Him, as if any suffering we endure could actually make a payment, were it necessary at all, and as if God's forgiveness were somehow deficient.
Roman Catholic doctrine teaches that most of us, because of our own failings will die either with the stain of some sin on our souls, or with some punishment due to sin still to pay, or both.
Such is the false and idolatrous "Mary" of Roman Catholicism - an insult both to God and to the Mary of the Bible.
www.jeremiahproject.com /prophecy/catholic01.html   (2311 words)

 Lion Tracks Newsletter -- Roman Catholicism, Another Christian Denomination?
The return of these churches to the Roman fold strengthens Rome's position as being the only Church and its belief that the only reconciliation possible, with churches who break away, is for them to return to Roman authority.
Radical Catholicism is Catholicism which has been modified in belief or practice usually due to influences from outside the Church.
The Roman Church says that saints are only those who have gone to heaven and have proven it by having miracles associated with their name.
www.liontracks.org /roarlion/xrcatho.htm   (9456 words)

 Traditional Roman Catholicism
The purpose of this document is to describe the concept of Traditional Roman Catholicism.
By this we usually mean particularly that many of the faithful, who were of the Latin rite, participated in the holy mass codified by Pope St. Pius V of centuries ago, which was actually the mass essentially unchanged in its essence since the time of the first popes and of Our Lord Himself.
At furthest right on the theological spectrum of Roman Catholicism are the Sedevacantists, who believe that the Chair of Peter is currently vacant; that is, there is no pope presently, and there has not been a pope since Pius XII fell asleep in 1958.
helpthebishops.com /TraditionalRomanCatholicism.htm   (3886 words)

 Roman Catholicism, CARM
It is necessary to write a page on Roman Catholicism because there are significant differences between Protestant and Roman Catholic doctrines.
It is apparent that the Roman Church has added much to the scope of Christian doctrine that is not revealed in scripture.
It is necessary to write about Roman Catholicism because of the roadblocks to Jesus it puts up.
www.carm.org /catholic/intro.htm   (503 words)

 The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod - Roman Catholicism
The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod - Roman Catholicism
The Roman Catholic Church is talking about naming Mother Teresa a Saint.
I have been reading a book that has a section on the Roman Catholic Church in which the author talks about mortal and venial sins.
www.lcms.org /pages/internal.asp?NavID=2542   (292 words)

 FAQ's Concerning Roman Catholicism
Babylon, of Revelation 17 & 18, is the Roman Catholic Church.
In the mid-1970's, when he first began to understand what Roman Catholicism really teaches, he knew it was unscriptural.
The move toward the global church is called the "ecumenical movement." Spearheaded by the Roman Catholic Church, it is designed to bring all churches under the influence of the pope.
www.chick.com /information/religions/catholicism   (594 words)

 Roman Catholicism in Nineteenth-Century Great Britain
In 1840 Parliament followed this dramatic change in the condition and power of Roman Catholics by disestablishing — or removing the official tax-supported status of — the Anglican Church in predominantly Catholic Ireland.
As Newman and some of the other Tractarians attempted to distinguish Protestant from Catholic positions on the basis of church history and traditions, they found themselves drawn to the the faith they had initially attacked and ended by converting to a religion many in Britain considered subversive and fundamentally anti-British.
When in 1850 Pope Pius IX reinstated the Roman Catholic church organization, including parishes and dioceses, many in Protestants feared the worst, and their fears only increased when the Vatican Council of 1869-70 declared the Pope's pronouncements on morals and doctrine infallible, or incapable of error.
www.victorianweb.org /religion/cath1.html   (262 words)

 Christian Book Reviews on Roman Catholicism
The Bible's commands to shun, avoid and remain distinct from false doctrine and its purveyors are every bit as numerous as its commands to love one another and other more popular injunctions.
The fact is Roman Catholicism, the Roman Church, the Pope and the Vatican are the holders and promoters of a body of false doctrine that is deluding and damning hundreds of millions of souls century after century.
Despite the arrival of the ecumenical movement, a photogenic Pope or two, the second Vatican Council and a new Catechism of the Catholic Church, very little has changed in Roman Catholicism on an organic doctrinal level since the days of the Reformation when God moved to deliver millions from Rome's doctrinal darkness.
www.penfoldbooks.com /articles-detail.php?art_id=10   (624 words)

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Roman Catholic Apologists Vent and Show Their True Feelings.
John 6, the Father and the Son, Salvation, and Roman Catholic Apologists
A valuable example of how Roman myths and legends get their start.
www.aomin.org /Roman.html   (682 words)

 Roman Catholicism
Roman Catholic Mass and the Bible - Charles C. Cook
Truth About Roman Catholicism - by M.H. Reynolds, Jr.
Does Roman Catholicism Deny the Jesus of the Bible?
www.biblebelievers.net /Romanism/kjcroman.htm   (535 words)

 A Christian Witness to Roman Catholics; a ministry founded by Robert M. Zins
A Christian Witness to Roman Catholics; a ministry founded by Robert M. Zins
CWRC is dedicated to a Christian witness to those involved in the Roman Catholic religion while maintaining a firm witness to the errors of Rome.
To this end, CWRC has written, debated, and produced theological information designed to help Christians witness to Catholics and better understand the intricacies of Romish theology.
www.cwrc-rz.org   (133 words)

 Roman Catholicism
Why is it Necessary to Write about Roman Catholicism?
Response to criticism of The Roman Catholic view on justification.
Comparison Grid between Catholicism and LDS and JW's
www.carm.org /catholic.htm   (152 words)

 Roman Catholicism
A Brief History of the Roman Catholic Church and the Archdiocese of St. John's --by Hans Rollmann
Religious Enfranchisement and Roman Catholics in Eighteenth-Century Newfoundland--by Hans Rollmann
A collection of pictures related to Roman Catholicism is also available
www.mun.ca /rels/hrollmann/rc/rc.html   (97 words)

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