Catholic Religion

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The Roman Catholic Religion *
March 17, 2011

The Roman Catholic Religion
As a child, I remember going to Mass every Sunday like clockwork. For the first nine years of my life we followed the Catholic religion, at least that was the way it seemed to me. Seeing my parents standing in line and waiting to receive the body and blood of Christ, listening to the sermon and signing my brothers and I up for communion classes, doing all the things Catholics do in order to make sure they stay within the track the lord wants us on. Sometime around my tenth birth we made the change as a family to become protestant, and until today we are Protestants. In recent years, I asked my mother why we made the change from one religion
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They hope that when their children have their own family, they can put them on the same track they grew up on. I asked him how does he know that the catholic religion is right for him and his family, he said it feels right for them and that is how a person spiritually knows and he assured me that the Catholic religion is in fact just perfect for their family and without any challenges.
I asked why was celibacy is necessary to lead a congregation in the Catholic Church? Alejandro seemed very knowledgeable. He explained Jesus, God’s human form, endured several challenges and sacrifices. One of these sacrifices was celibacy. As the Sheppard of the catholic herd, the priest displays the examples of human sacrifices Jesus made during his time on earth. I don’t know how much I personally believe in that my self, but in a way it was easy to understand.
After talking for a while, I began to ask more difficult questions. I asked why does the Roman Catholic religion show Jesus still on the cross? Alejandro seemed uncomfortable when I asked this question, but replied with the fact that Jesus must always be remembered for his ultimate sacrifice, giving his life for us above any other way. If I thought he was uncomfortable with the prior question, well, asking him if Jesus on the cross could be considered an idol. I think he knew right away where I was going with that and his answer was “no” with
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