The Catholic Religion

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Kelsey Klitus
G. Walsh
Paper #1
September 14th, 2012

Religion is a large worldwide subject. It is very important to some people, and not as important to others. However, religion is very important to me and it is a major part of my everyday life. Many people are confused about different religions. The catholic religion is confusing to some people. But if one were to look into the religion they would see it is not confusing, just not well understood. Although I do not go to church as frequently as I would like, I still have very strict beliefs and follow a strict religion. I have been brought up and will continue to be brought up as catholic. There are over a billion Catholics in the world and this number will continue to grow with time. To be a Catholic means to have complete faith in god and his divine grace. There are many reasons why being a catholic is so important to me. The Catholic Church allows me to follow a tradition, and it allows me to learn new things about my faith each and everyday. Being a catholic is very important to me and to my family. My family has been brought up catholic, and we are very strong believers of this religion. Believing in a religion allows you to provide a tradition that can be passed down from generation to generation. The catholic religion deals with many holidays including Christmas, Easter, All Saints Day and Ash Wednesday. For example, every year my family and I go to church on Easter morning. This has become a tradition in my family and will continue to be one for generations to come. The Catholic Church has allowed my family and I to become closer and to make traditions and to make memories. Another example, every year around Christmas time my family and I participate in an event at my local church. During this event my family and I pick a child’s name off of the “Joshua Tree.” The Joshua tree is a tree that has less fortunate children’s names on it. Each family picks one child from the tree and buys them a...
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