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Catholic Church

Cross In this essay I will discuss the history of the Roman Catholic Church and its influence on Western Civilization. I will bring an understanding to the beginnings of the Church and bring us to modern day ideals. Along with the history of the Catholic Church, I will cover some significant events during the middle ages. To understand the beginnings of the Catholic Church, it is important to grasp concepts of the foundation of the Catholic religion. Christianity is based on the beliefs and teachings...

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Origins of the Catholic Church in Australia.

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...

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Corruption of the catholic church

Reformation of the corrupt Church The Catholic Church we know today has been transformed tremendously over thousands of years and, fortunately, for the better. Us twenty-first century Catholics would be so appalled if we went back to the sixteenth century and saw how the Church was. There were numerous problems in the Church, but during this time no one knew any better because that was what they were taught from birth so they didn't think any different about it. The Church obviously had to much...

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Witchcraft: Protestantism and Catholic Church

across Europe and the new world. With the rise of protestant beliefs the catholic started to lose power and, with the rise of humanism kings were losing power to people run parliaments. The social structure began to change with the humanism as well, with the rise of personal power the peasants began to feel equal to the nobles in self-worth if not yet in a monitory sense. This led to further conflict in the Catholic Church as they became more radical in the search for heretics both of this world...

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Catholic Church & The Inquisition

 During the 13th and through to the 14th century catholic church authorities turned their focus to creating a united religiously bound civilization, acting only upon the fundamental principles of Christianity. The 14th century church enforced religious unity through the inquisition, and was mostly successful in doing so. The author Christine Caldwell Ames1 showed that the church used the inquisition as a force to create a cohesive religious civilization during the...

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Threat of Lutheranism to the Catholic Church

of Lutheranism The end of the fifteenth century had left Christendom with a Church in great need of reform. The Church had been greatly weakened by the events of the past few centuries. The fourteenth century’s Great Famine and Black Death had battered the public’s trust in the Church, as had the Papal Schism spanning from 1378-1417. When the ideas of Martin Luther began to spread in the early 1500s, the Church became afraid for its power, its reputation, and its finances. Luther was promising...

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Ecumenism in the Catholic Church

Basilica by Pope John XXIII. Cause for concern for factors that were appeared in society after the World War II, Pope John 23rd used the Italian word, aggiornamento to express renewal, modernize, and updating that were necessary for the Church. Religions such as Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, Lutheran, Baptist are all Christians, as reason that all Christian denominations believe that there’s only one God, whom they call father as Jesus Christ taught them, importantly Christians recognize Jesus as...

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Medieval Catholic Church

The Necessity of the Catholic Church in the Medieval Times The Medieval Church was popular in the Middle Ages. People’s entire lives revolved around it. The Middle Ages was a period in European history lasting from the 5th century to the 15th century. The Catholic Church played a more significant role in that period of time, than modern times. In medieval times, the Church dominated everybody's life. All medieval people, from village peasants to towns people, believed that God, Heaven, and Hell...

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Compare and contrast the Roman Catholic Church with the Baptist Church

practices, including baptism of believers by immersion only, the separation of Church and state, and the autonomy of the local church. The Baptists are important for their emphasis on these and other beliefs and for their numbers. The history of the Baptist Church is traced to the early days of the Protestant Reformation-specifically, the division of the Reformation. John Smyth and Thomas Helwys founded the first Baptist church on Dutch soil at Amsterdam in 1609. Smyth returned to England and there in...

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Sexual Molestation in the Catholic Church

Research Essay – Sexual Molestation in the Catholic Church The Catholic Clergy has maintained a system that selects, cultivates, protects, defends and produces sexual abusers. We are amazed to find how often a man, who would otherwise be behind bars if he were not a priest, is entrusted with the care of souls. You may not be keeping your celibacy, but as long as it’s kept a secret it’s ok. Clericalism, the act of keeping a priest on a pedestal, away from ordinary people, led parents to not believe...

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