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    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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    The Catholic Church

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    in 590 A.D. He professed himself as pope and the head of the “universal church‚” which supported the petrine theory and affirmed the title for his two-hundred successors. The Catholic church has been a prominent institution for Catholics to practice their faith. The leader of this institution is the pope‚ or as many may say the leader of the “universal church.” Catholics believe this hierarchical structure within the Catholic religion was granted by Jesus Christ in Matthew 16:18-19.

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    The Catholic Church

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    The Catholic Church Submitted to Prof. Merle D. Valbuena English Dept.‚ CASS MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology By Stephen John S. Brillantes March 2005 Thesis Statement: The Roman Catholic Church and the past and the present of strengthened Christianity. I. Introduction II. Organization and Structure a. The Bishop b. The Clergy c. The Pope d. The Cardinal e. The Curia f. The Eastern Rite Churches III. Distinctive Doctrines a. The Bible b. The Traditions of the Church

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    The Catholic Church The Church -from the Latin word “ecclesia” and from the Greek word “ek- kalein” which means convocation or assembly -It designates assembly of the people for the religious purpose. -In Christian usage‚ the word “church” The Church in God’s Plan -God the Father created the whole universe‚ and chose to raise up men to share in his own divine life. -God created the world for the sake of communion with his divine life‚ a communion brought about by the convocation of men

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    The Catholic Church

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    The Catholic Church What pops into my mind once I hear Catholic? For me‚ it is what I believe in because it is part of my religion. It is what I am and who I should be. One of the four marks or essential characteristics of the Church is being Catholic. This struck me most because according to Matthew 28: 18-20‚ Catholic means universal or all-embracing. In my view‚ one of the best features of the Church is that she accepts‚ understands‚ and loves each and every one regardless of race‚ culture

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    Worship in the Catholic Church is almost completely centered on the Communion. People who are faithful to this religion are expected to take communion every Sunday and on certain holidays during the year. Mass is held daily in most churches and is essential element of the service at marriages‚ funerals and other Catholic events. Catholics participate in Mass as a celebration of the Eucharist - A sacrament and the central act of worship in many Christian churches‚ which was instituted at the Last

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    and presently there are around 508‚000 Catholics in New Zealand‚ which is approximately twelve percent of the whole population. Since the arrival of the first Catholic settlers in the 1820’s‚ the number of Catholics in New Zealand has been rapidly increasing‚ and if this trend continues Catholicism will most likely be the biggest faith in the next New Zealand census. There are a diverse range of age and ethnicities represented in the New Zealand Catholic population. Catholicism is expressed throughout

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    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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    Catholic Church Events

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    Important People and Events in the Formation of the Catholic Church The catholic church has a long and extravagant history that begins itself over two thousand years ago when Jesus died and left behind his “church” to do His work. There have been many key people and events that have shaped the church through its two thousand year‚ roller-coaster history. Secular rulers and religious leaders‚ popes and laity have all played a significant role in this event filled history. In particular‚ Saint Peter

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    On Sundays and Wednesdays‚ my family and I attend a Protestant church called Corinth Baptist Church. I have never been apart of a Catholic worship service before visiting one for this assignment. Many of the events in the ceremony were unfamiliar to me‚ but to my surprise there were numerous traditions that I do in my church. By observing the decor of the chapel‚ I made the assumption that Jesus Christ was the center of attention. There were beautiful crosses everywhere and pictures of each moment

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