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Catholicism

Catholicism is a broad term for the body of the Catholic faith, its theologies and doctrines, its liturgical, ethical, spiritual, and behavioral characteristics, as well as a religious people as a whole.

 

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The Roman Catholic Church traces its history to Jesus Christ and the Apostles. Over the course of centuries it developed a highly sophisticated theology and an elaborate organizational structure headed by the papacy, the oldest continuing absolute monarchy in the world.

Article: Roman Catholicism
Source: History

Globally, 1 of every 6 persons is a Catholic, Zenit news reports. The largest Christian church and organized religious institution is made up of 1.1 billion worshipers

Article: A Brief History of the Ca...
Source: Suite101.com

The Roman Catholic Church traces its history to Jesus Christ and the Apostles. Over the course of centuries it developed a highly sophisticated theology and an elaborate organizational structure headed by the papacy, the oldest continuing absolute monarchy in the world.

Article:   Roman Catholicism
Source:  Offline Book/Journal

The Roman Catholic hierarchy has always boldly stated that it is not dependent upon Scripture alone, but also accepts tradition as another pillar of truth -- and where a conflict exists, tradition receives the greater acceptance. Being its own arbiter of what is to be accepted as truth, it accepts no authority as being higher than itself. This explains why the Catholic belief system has been constantly evolving over the centuries.

Article: The Inquisition: A Study...
Source: mtc.org

Relatively little attention has been paid to the relentless hostility toward the Catholics of our 13 English colonies in the period that preceded the American Revolution. Instead, historians have tended to concentrate only on the story of the expansion of the tiny Catholic community of 1785, which possessed no Bishop and hardly 25 priests, into the mighty organization we see today that spreads its branches from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

Article: The Catholic Church in Co...
Source: Tradition in Action

In order to understand the origin of Catholicism it is necessary to know something of the state of the religious world when Jesus established his church. Two mighty religious systems prevailed, Judaism and Paganism. Judaism was the religion of the Jews and it was strong on salvation by ceremonies. Paganism was the religion of the Gentiles (nations) and was known for its many ceremonies and many gods.

Article: Chapter 1-Catholicism Mor...
Source: pbministries.org

The restoration of order began in monasteries; from Cluny a movement spread to reform Christian life. This pattern of decline of religion followed by reform is characteristic of the history of the Roman Catholic Church; the reform goals have varied, but they have included the revival of spiritual life in society and the monasteries, and the elimination of politics from the bishops' sphere and venality from the papal court.

Article: History
Source: Infoplease

Although many Irish immigrants to Canada were Protestants, most who came to the United States were Catholic, as were many of the Germans. This infusion transformed the character of Roman Catholicism in the United States and greatly altered the picture of Christianity in America.

Article:   A History of Christianity…
Source:  Offline Book/Journal

The center of Catholicism in Canada was and is Quebec. The dominant language of Canadian Catholicism was and is French. But if the heart of the Catholic story in Canada is French-speaking Quebec, it is also true that the Catholic Church has enjoyed a major presence elsewhere in Canada.

Article:   A History of Christianity…
Source:  Offline Book/Journal

Historians are divided over the strength of Catholicism in late eighteenth-century France. Some suggest that it was still flourishing after the efforts of the Council of Trent (1545-63) to reform and revitalise the Church, as witnessed by its well-educated clergy, numerous and varied religious orders, and renewed forms of worship. Others trace a period of decline, with a small but noticeable decrease in religious observance in the decades before the Revolution.

Article: The French Revolution and...
Source: History Today
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