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  Roman Catholic Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However, some use "Roman Catholic Church" to refer instead to the Western or Latin Church to the exclusion of the Eastern-Rite particular Churches in full communion with the Pope and which therefore are part of the same Church taken as a whole.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church, 85 states that authentic interpretation of the Word of God is entrusted to the living Magisterium of the Church, namely the bishops in communion with the successor of Peter.
Catholics are a significant minority in Britain, where their faith underwent a revival in the 19th and early 20th Century after three centuries of persecution and official repression.
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 Catholicism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The early Catholic Church came to be organized under the three patriarchs of Rome, Alexandria and Antioch, to which later were added the patriarch of Constantinople and of Jerusalem.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Catholicism   (2649 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.
Catholic church policy is characterized, however, by a centralized government under the pope, who is regarded as the successor to the apostle Peter, entrusted with a ministry of unity and encouragement.
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 Apologetics research resources on religious cults and sects - Apologetics research resources on Catholicism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Roman Catholic Church claimed (and still claims) to affirm sola gracia, but anathematized sola fide, teaching instead that grace is received and maintained by a combination of faith plus works (religious rites, sacraments, or human endeavor).
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 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   (2155 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)

The term "Romish Catholic" or "Roman Catholic" undoubtedly originated with the Protestant divines who shared this feeling and who were unwilling to concede the name Catholic to their opponents without qualification.
Thus the "Humble Remonstrance, Acknowledgment, Protestation and Petition of the Roman Catholic Clergy of Ireland" in 1661, began "We, your Majesty's faithful subjects the Roman Catholick clergy of Ireland".
With the strong Catholic revival in the middle of the nineteenth century and the support derived from the uncompromising zeal of many earnest converts, such for example as Faber and Manning, an inflexible adherence to the name Catholic without qualification once more became the order of the day.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/13121a.htm   (1910 words)

 Roman Catholic Church
Roman Catholics may be simply defined as Christians in communion with the pope.
Roman Catholic Church Hierarchy - The Catholic clergy is organized in a strict, sometimes overlapping hierarchy: Pope: Head of the...
Roman Catholicism - Roman Catholicism comprises the beliefs and practices of the Roman Catholic Church.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/society/A0842300.html   (371 words)

 Roman Catholicism - Christian or Pagan?
The Catholic Church gives honor and adoration to Mary that the Scriptures do not; she is readily referred to as "holy," the "Mother of God," and has been dubbed the "Co-Redemptrix," thereby making her an object of idolatrous worship (e.g., the rosary has ten prayers to Mary for each two directed to God).
Catholics believe that a person enters into the spiritual life of the Church through baptism; i.e., baptismal regeneration -- that a person can be saved through baptism (actually, 'on the road to salvation,' because Catholics never know exactly when they are saved).
Though of pagan origin, the doctrine of purgatory was first conceptualized in the professing church in the second century; the Roman Church proclaimed it as an article of faith in 1439 at the Council of Florence, and it was confirmed by Trent in 1548.
www.rapidnet.com /~jbeard/bdm/Cults/Catholicism/catholic.htm   (1739 words)

 Roman Catholicism
Roman Catholic theology does not embrace the interpretation of salvation and justification as that presented by Scripture and the Protestant Reformers.
Roman Catholics and Protestants agree that the Bible is the infallible Word of God.
The Papacy: A Response to Roman Catholic, Scott Windsor A Rebuttal of Roman Catholic, Scott Windsor, to William Webster's Rebuttal of Steve Ray's Misrepresentaions of the Teaching of Augustine by William Webster
www.monergism.com /thethreshold/articles/topic/romancatholic.html   (2277 words)

 Roman Catholic Church
The Roman Catholic Church is part of the Christian Church ruled by the Bishop of Rome (the Pope).
Attempts were made to destroy those aspects of religion that were associated with the Catholic church, for example, the removal of stained-glass windows in churches and the destruction of religious wall-paintings.
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)

 Catholic "Church" Not Christian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
For Catholics who read this, please remember this: the person that tells you the truth is the one that cares.
The Catholic religion has a history of taking the money of poor widows in order to say masses for the dead (which do no good) and collecting the material possessions of nuns.
Roman Catholicism today is probably the wealthiest government in the world.
www.jesus-is-lord.com /cath.htm   (2432 words)

 Roman Catholic priests
The shortage of Roman Catholic priests is expected to continue, resulting in a very favorable outlook.
In seminaries for diocesan priests, scholarships or loans are available, and contributions of benefactors and the Catholic Church finance those in religious seminaries—who have taken a vow of poverty and are not expected to have personal resources.
The shortage of Roman Catholic priests is expected to continue, resulting in a very favorable job outlook through the year 2012.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As for Catholics, their duty as members of the Church impels them to learn more and more fully its principles; while among Protestants the desire for a more intimate and accurate knowledge of things Catholic increases in proportion to the growth of the Church in numbers and in importance.
The Catholic clergy are naturally expected to direct inquirers to sources of the needed information; yet they find only too often that the proper answers to the questions proposed are not to be met with in English literature.
The Encyclopedia, therefore, is the most convenient means of doing both, enabling, as it does, the foremost Catholic scholars in every part of the world to contribute articles in the condensed form that appeals to the man of action, and with the accuracy that satisfies the scholar.
www.newadvent.org /cathen   (687 words)

 FAQ's Concerning Roman Catholicism
Babylon, of Revelation 17 & 18, is the Roman Catholic Church.
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.
No. While the Catholic Church was seeking to control the world through religion, true Christians were running for their lives from the Catholic holocaust that ran for centuries.
www.chick.com /information/religions/catholicism   (594 words)

 Roman Catholic Church News
Roman Catholic Church News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
A Catholic priest and a Reform rabbi, together known as The God Squad, can be heard on TV, on the radio and appear in newspaper columns.
A man who claims he was molested in his teens by a longtime Roman Catholic priest here filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the now retired clergyman and church leaders in Anchorage and Boston.
www.topix.net /religion/catholic   (1187 words)

 Catholic Canada Directory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Statement by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops on the Decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in the Reference on Marriage
Statement of the Catholic Bishops of Alberta on Marriage
A message from the Archbishop of Winnipeg to the Catholic community on the subject of marriage.
www.hamiltondiocese.com /catholicanada/pages   (594 words)

 Roman Catholic Divorce Issues
It is the joy and curse of being Roman Catholic that your faith remains in a fishbowl.
The gist of the article is that, though many Catholics disagree with the teachings of their church when it comes to sensitive issues like divorce or birth control, they must deal faithfully with those teachings and cannot simply laugh them off or ignore them.
Particularly painful to many Catholics is the Church's position that Catholics who divorce and remarry without benefit of the lengthy, painful, and costly process of annulment may not receive the Eucharist -- may not take communion.
www.divorceinfo.com /catholic.htm   (690 words)

 Roman Catholic Church
Roman Catholic Church: Bibliography - Bibliography See P. Hughes, A Popular History of the Catholic Church (1947, repr.
1961); L. cardinal, in the Roman Catholic Church - cardinal [Lat.,=attached to and thus “belonging to” the hinge], in the Roman Catholic...
Roman Catholic Church: History - History For the first centuries of the church's history, see Christianity.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/society/A0842300.html   (204 words)

 The Roman Catholic Observer
We are dedicated to understanding the Roman Catholic Church in light of Scripture, history, reason and logic.
For most Roman Catholics, their religious education consisted of learning rote definitions of the Churches Dogmas, Traditions, and rituals.
This site is for Roman Catholics who wish to add to their knowledge of the differences that separate them from other faiths.
www.angelfire.com /ma/romewatch   (410 words)

 Textual Integrity & The Bible
It is not the Roman or Corinthian correspondence, nor one of the three parts of the Sinodos that are sometimes called 1, 2, and 3 Clement, nor part of the Syriac Octateuch of Clement.
The four shorter Catholic Epistles (2 Peter, 2 and 3 John, and Jude) and the Apocalypse are absent from the Peshitta Syriac version, and thus the Syriac canon of the New Testament contained but twenty-two writings.
The Catholic Church proclaims itself to be the authority for the Canon and the interpretation of scripture, therefore the owner of the list of 27 books.
www.islamic-awareness.org /Bible/Text/BibleTex.html   (6448 words)

 The Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine (the latin rite)
News of the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine (2005)
The Documents of the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine (Interview of Cardinal Jaworski for KAI from June 16, 2005)
The Conference of the Roman Catholic Bishops of Ukraine
www.rkc.lviv.ua   (639 words)

 Catholic Information Network (CIN)
Rites of Passage Our secular rituals and expectation fall short for the larger questions the adolescent must face on the gateway to the adult world.
Relevant Radio   Catholic radio that gives people a greater understanding of their faith and helps them find answers to many of life’s challenges in a personal, practical, meaningful way.
Catholic League is the nation’s largest Catholic civil rights organization.
www.cin.org   (213 words)

 Computer Discernment Notebook - Cults - Catholicism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Roman Catholicism: Constantine and the Catholic Church-State (2/04)
Mary Worship: A Study of Catholic Practice and Doctrine (12/03)
The New Catholic Catechism (English:1994) - Analysis by David Cloud
www.rapidnet.com /~jbeard/bdm/Cults/Catholicism   (40 words)

 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
The USCCB is an assembly of the Catholic Church hierarchy who work together to unify, coordinate, promote, and carry on Catholic activities in this country; to organize and conduct religious, charitable, and social welfare work at home and abroad; to aid in education; and to care for immigrants.
The bishops themselves constitute the membership of the Conference and are served by a staff of over in the United States, 350 lay people, priests, deacons, and religious.
By providing these links, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops assumes no responsibility for, nor does it necessarily endorse, these websites, their content, or their sponsoring organizations.
www.nccbuscc.org   (152 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   (461 words)

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