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  • Catholic Church
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    The Protestant Reformation Many ideas of the Renaissance like humanism, individualism and secularism stimulated a strong critique of the church's policy and the clergy's behaviour. Many people regarded it as a scandal that the catholic church sold indulgences. Indulgences were documents, stamped by the church which could reduce your sins. People who bought indulgences believed that this document could pave their way to heaven. In northern Germany they went so far that they even sold indulgences ...
  • Church Practice
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    Role of Women in the Roman Catholic Church Women in the Catholic Church take on many roles, from parishioner to laywoman to nuns. Women parishioners help prepare for the mass. They can be lectors, choir members, CCD instructors, etc. Laywomen. ".. are the Catholic women traditionally permitted certain ministerial responsibilities (Wessinger, 244)". They work in churches, schools, prisons, etc. Nuns dedicate their lives to religious devotion. They take three vows; poverty, chasity, and obedience....
  • Socialism Bismarck
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    Identify Kulturkampf. Kulturkampf was introduced by Bismarck, it was an attack on the Catholic Church. It was also know as "struggle for civilization". Identify Bismarck. Bismarck was a chancellor who refused to be bound by a parliamentary majority. Bismarck wanted economic and legal unification of the country. Bismarck led an attack on the Catholic church called the Kulturkampf. Bismarck was always looking for a way to increase taxes and raise more money for the government, to do this, the rais...
  • Catholic Church
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    there were significant crises (including Black Death) and scandals (including the Great Western Schism) that influenced the history of the Catholic church in the two hundred years preceding Luther. In part because of these scandals, and in part because of the ongoing power struggles between popes and secular monarchs, papal power was repeatedly challenged, and many committed Christians believed that the church needed institutional reform. From within the church, many sought to reform it through ...
  • Roman Catholic Church
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    Daniel CappadoraMonsignor Farrell Ms. BrickeyThe Catholic Church has many influences on King Arthur and the rest of his Knights of the Round Table. The knights depended on the church for its teachings and the great power the church held in society. The Knights of the Round Table pledged great loyalty to the church. Also the knights held the teachings of the church in great reverence and were never disloyal to the church. There are many links between the Catholic Church and the way that Camelot (...
  • Abuse Of The Catholic Church
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    Some of the abuses of the Catholic church which produced The Reformation include pluralism, nepotism and indulgences. Pluralism contributed to the uprising of The Reformation because it was not uncommon from members of the church to hold more than one position. This took place in both the regular and secular clergy. Another abuse of the Catholic church was nepotism. Nepotism is favoritism shown to relatives or close friends by those in power. Many positions within the Catholic church were given ...
  • Exclusive Problem To The Catholic Church
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    Is it Safe to Pray? No matter what religion a person practices, everybody has gone to church whether it is on a regular basis or for an occasion such as a wedding or funeral. When you look up at the altar and see the priest, you don't question their morality because society is taught not to question a higher authority figure. Why would such a symbol of purity and sanctity have anything shameful to hide? All of the sudden the man at the altar has lawsuits being filed against him. Child molestatio...
  • Origins Of The Catholic Church In Australia
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    Origins of the Catholic Church in Australia. The first Catholics to come along to Australia, were amongst the first convicts to step foot on the shores of Port Jackson in Sydney. These Catholics were Irish in origin, and brought Catholicism to Australia, although Anglican Ministers were trying to stop the spread of Catholicism in Great Britain and her colonies. Most of the Irish who came here came here because of the British persecution of Irish Nationalists. The first obstacle to Catholicism sp...
  • Catholic Church Hymn
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    An Ever Lasting Religious Experience Faked It is against God's wishes to fake an conversion, it against his faith to even change religions, it is against every rule in the bible to lie and say something that is not true, even when their in church in front of Jesus crucifix. Well, my friend John faked his conversion from Catholic to Baptist because he wanted to be in a religion with leadership, worship, and music. The leadership was not their when he was attending the Catholic Church before he st...
  • Catholic Church At The Easter Vigil
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    Every year, on the day before Easter, one of the biggest and most important masses of the year happens on that night. The mass is called the Easter Vigil. The Vigil brings out the true and full nature of the Catholic Church and all of its people. It celebrates Jesus Christ, as he rises from the dead and ascends into heaven. Since this mass is so large, it is split into four parts. The first, the Service of Light, and is the most solemn part of the mass the Church celebrates. The second part is t...
  • Catholic Periodical And Literature Index Online
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    Roman Catholic Church History: Basic Sources General Histories Thomas Bokenkotter. A Concise History of the Catholic Church (revised and expanded edition). 1990. (BX 945.2. B 64 1990) William J. Collings. Historical Dictionary of Catholicism. 1997. (Reference BX 945.2. C 65 1997) Michael Glazier and Thomas J. Shelley, editors. The Encyclopedia of American Catholic History. 1997. (Reference BX 1406.2. E 53 1997) J. Derek Holmes and Bernard W. Bickers. A Short History of the Catholic Church. 'New ...
  • Concern Of The Church For Housing
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    The Church on Homelessness The view of the church to the homeless is generous and. The church also shows a special love for the poor. The church just being there and its charitable help for the homeless shows what God would want the church to do for the homeless. The church is very conscious that the lack of decent housing threatens the poor. The church is grateful for the creation of organizations that help to make the right to housing possible for many homeless people. Examples of such organiz...
  • Eight Characteristics Of Destructive Mind Control Cults
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    When one hears of a cult, one thinks of organizations such as the Church of Scientology, the Jehovah's Witnesses, and small fanatical groups such as the Assembly of God. According to Robert J. Lofton, author of Letters to an Elder, there are two kinds of cults; those that use mind-control, and those that do not. Lofton describes eight characteristics of destructive mind-control cults, saying, "If any group exercises all eight of these control elements, they are, in fact a destructive mind contro...
  • Religious Freedom And Evangelization In Latin America
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    The first Catholic priests came to South America with the conquistadors and through social and political force superimposed 16th century Catholicism upon conquered peoples and in subsequent generations upon slaves arriving in the New World. Catholicism has, likewise, frequently absorbed, rather than confronted, popular folk religious beliefs. The resulting religion is often overtly Catholic but covertly pagan. Behind the Catholic facade, the foundations and building structure reflect varying fol...
  • Ecumenical Council Of The Roman Catholic Church
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    What was the Second Vatican Council? The Second Vatican Council, or Vatican II as it is often called, was an Ecumenical Council, (which means it affected the worldwide Christian community) of the Roman Catholic Church. It began on October 11, 1962 under, Pope John XX with over two thousand attendants (Hollis 23). The council ended on December 8, 1965, with Pope Paul VI presiding over the council due to the death of Pope John XX in 1963. The council consisted of four different sessions convening ...
  • Used Infant Baptism
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    Baptism There are many positive and negative arguments about infant baptism in the Catholic Church. Baptism is a Christian. Baptism is the second biggest sacrament known to Christian religions. Baptism is a Christian sacrament marked by a ritual, which admits the recipient into the Christian community. In the Roman Catholic tradition baptism is celebrated by immersing a persons head with water. Infant baptism has a lot of good negative arguments to help make this issue so controversial. One argu...
  • Full Gospel And United Pentecostal Churches
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    When Christianity began, it was one religion with one denomination. Now it has grown into one of the main world religions with many different denominations. Over the years, as one church split from another and opposition became common, the beliefs began to change, though the core has still remained. Fifteen of the most common Christian denominations follow, with their similarities and differences exposed. In all Christian churches certain rituals are present. However, what they are called and ho...
  • Catholic Churches
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    When "catholic" is used as an adjective, it means universal, open or general. I have read art magazines and reviews that have described certain art collections as "catholic in its uniqueness". The fact that Catholicism has its root in the word "catholic" is not a coincidence. In his essay "Catholicism: A Synthesis", Richard McBrien says that it is this notion that distinguishes Catholicism from other religions, Christian and non. The notion is that Catholicism is a religion that is based on open...
  • Catholic Community In Sweden
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    In "Out of the Catacombs", Bishop Andrews discussed the Catholic Church in Sweden. The Bishop was born in 1949 and grew up in Lund, Sweden, where he explored relations of the catholic faith and converted at the age of twenty. In his lecture, the Bishop discussed how secularized the country has become, and he talked about three ways such a secular nation could become unified as one catholic community. Sweden has become one of the most secularized nations in Europe, if not the world. Previous to W...
  • The Catholic Church
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    Lutheran Lutheran And Protestantism Germany Lutheran and Protestantism In 1517, an Augustinian friar named Martin Luther succeeded in single handedly challenging many otherwise generally accepted views of religion in Europe. With little more in mind than issuing a challenge in the form of a debate to anyone who believed in the system of Indulgences presented by Tetzel, Luther managed to provoke a long in the making revolt against the Catholic Church. Indulgences were a type of fundraiser of the ...

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