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    Catholic Mass In this spring break, I followed my Christian friend and visited a Catholic Church located in Seattle and I had a chance to witness on how they conduct their worship in the form of Mass. The Catholic Church has many practices and rituals such as Last Rites, praying the Rosary, receiving Communion, Confession, Baptism, and Mass according to the members of this church. Nonetheless, the Mass is the most crucial ritual as they consider it as the Lord`s Supper. The Mass is the Catholic`s

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    A great number of Catholic members continue to leave the Catholic Church, statistics show. According to an article in the National Catholic Reporter, “One out of every 10 Americans is an ex-Catholic… Almost half of those leaving the church become unaffiliated and almost half become Protestant” (Reese). Although the reasons for leaving differ amongst ex-Catholics, an important one is the teachings of the Bible, they claim. It may not make sense that the very same book that is claimed to be one of

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    told about a congregation in a small Catholic Church located in a mid-western state. One Sunday morning the mass began when the wooden door of the church opened with a loud creak. All the parishioners turned their head to see a young man—not a member of the church—enter. His hair was long and stringy……he wore shorts….with a short sleeved pull over T shirt. He had multiple tattoos on his arms and legs…..and…looked rough and unkempt. His presence in the church caused distraction and tension….and really

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    The History of the Catholic Church When someone speaks of the Catholic Church people generally think of the Roman Catholics, but what is the truth behind the name and history of the first religion of Christianity itself. The Catholic Church is the oldest institution in the western world. It can trace its history back almost 2000 years. So what is the Church? The bible says that it is the Body of Christ in (Ephesians 1: 22-23). The word church meaning in the Greek language “belonging

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    The role of the Catholic Church going to the peripheries is huge for the community. First off, the Catholic Church helps those in need by donating to people who don’t have shelter, or people who don’t have food or water to drink. They also help by holding volunteer work, so people who want to help those in need can by being there. Another thing the Catholic Church does to help those in need is praying. Some people get together to help those in need by asking the Lord to help them. Others pray for

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    The Catholic Church

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    investigated Satan in the Catholic church; who he is and how he is described. I have a previous knowledge of the Catholic faith because I used to attend mass as a child, and because most of my family is catholic and practicing. Satan is a very popular symbol talked about in society, yet what is said does not seem very educated, so I wanted to learn more about who Catholicism states Satan is, from the people who follow the faith. Firstly, I researched the Catholic church broadly. I found a very dependable

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    Leadership structures Due to the catholic church being one of the oldest established organisations throughout the western and eastern world, the hierarchy and leadership roles are very complicated. E.g You could go from a priest to a pastor who leads and is in charge of a parish, and the ranking of bishop whose role is to watch over all of the priests within the dioceses. There are many other positions in the catholic church, with the highest rank being pope, which is seen as the successor of saint

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    Catholic Church Reform

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    Reformation she mentioned Martin Luther. Now Martin Luther wanted to reform the catholic church, he was not planning on creating his own church. It was then when Ms. Fisher taught us all the things that Martin Luther wanted to reform in the Catholic church. Learning of this bothered me the most. Martin Luther came up with 95 complaints, called the 95 theses. These complaints were flaws that Martin Luther noticed in the Catholic Church. I was sitting in my chair trying to listen to my teachers lecture respectively

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    During the time of corruption in the Catholic Church, Protestantism was growing because of the influences of politics, corruption within the Catholic Church, and Renaissance ideas. Many Catholics were unhappy with the Catholic Church because of all the corruption in the church, and they wanted reformation. The Catholic Church wouldn’t be able to stop the growth of Protestantism. One of the reasons Protestantism spread was because of the influence of politics, such as support from princes and the

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    The Catholic church was the highest and strongest authority at the time of the renaissance(1300-1600). They were involved the almost every europeans life at the time and basically were a government. They made used the bible as law and the Papacy as a president who if you disobeyed you could be burned at the stake. The Church and church officials could do almost anything without repercussions. This surge of power led church officials to misuse it and become corrupt. Church officials acted as if the

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