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What It Means to Be Catholic: the Beginning of the Catholic Religion

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What It Means to Be Catholic: the Beginning of the Catholic Religion

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Abstract

This paper will discuss and examine the history of the Catholic religion. This paper will discuss and examine the basis beliefs of the Catholic religion. This paper will also examine the how and where the Catholic religion originated. This paper will also explore the teachings of the Catholic religion. This paper will discuss the role of the disciple of Jesus, Simeon Peter and his role in the Catholic religion. This paper will also examine the history of the Catholic religion to the present day Catholic religion. This paper will discuss the scared text and writings of the Catholic religion. This paper will also examine the holidays that are important to the Catholic religion. This paper will also compare the Catholic religion to other forms of religion.

There are many aspects to the Catholic Religion. There is the question of where Catholicism originated. There is the question of who started the first Catholic Church. Some other important questions that need to be examined are what does it mean to be Catholic? What do Catholics believe? What is considered sacred to the Catholic Church? What makes the Catholic religion different from other religions? There are so many traditions and beliefs surrounding the Catholic religion. We will examine the beginning of the Catholic religion to the present day Catholic religion. The word “Catholic” its original meaning meant “universal”. History records that Jesus asked his disciples “who do people say the Son of Man Is”. It is said the disciples gave various answers. It is said that Simeon Peter gave the correct answer. Peter said “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God”. It is said, with that answer, Jesus started the first Catholic church by designating Simeon Peter as the first Pope. History tells us that first Pope Peter moved the Catholic Church to Rome, after he fled Jerusalem in 33 A.D. The Bible also records what Jesus said to Peter. In then Jesus said to Simon, "Blessed are you, Simon son...