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Rough Draft Rough Draft World Religions Report CheckPoint: Rough Draft World Religions Report Alicia May Axia College of University of Phoenix 1
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Rough Draft The religion I have chosen to report on is Catholicism. For one reason, it is one of the oldest religions and has much complexity and history behind it; the word Catholic is from the Greek word “katholike”, meaning throughout the whole. And the Greek word “ekklesia”, is the word for Church, combined they make The Catholic Church founded by the Catholic religion which over a period of thousands of years was created and remains one of the oldest organized religions throughout the history of religions. The Catholic Church has been around since the death of Jesus Christ and is thought to have been created by the apostle Peter, who was his disciple. Throughout the creation of the Catholic religion bishops are thought to be the successors to all the apostles. This religion just like Christianity, and Judaism, originated in Jerusalem and [Catholic beliefs are based on the deposit of Faith containing both the Holy Bible and Sacred Tradition handed down from the time of the Apostles, which are interpreted by the Church's teaching authority. Those beliefs are summarized in the Nicene Creed and formally detailed in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.] (Wikipedia, 2009) During the 11 th century there was a major rift within Catholicism dealing with conflicts between methods of Church government and of separation of rites and practices. [The most recent major split within the Catholic Church occurred in the 16th century with the Protestant Reformation, after which many parts of the Catholic Church rejected the leadership of Rome and reformed themselves, becoming Protestant. All of the preceding groups, including Protestants, consider themselves to be fully and completely Catholic. All of them claim to be either part of the Catholic Church or the only Catholic Church.] (Space and motion, 2009) 2
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Rough Draft It is thought that the Roman Catholic Church is the biggest denomination of Christianity; this denomination contains over a billion members and claims to be the original Christian Church. There are also many different sects of Catholicism through out the world; some of those who consider themselves to be Catholic [are the Old Catholic Church, the Liberal Catholic Church, the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association, similar groups among Filipinos and Poles, and some elements of Anglicanism ("High Church Anglicans" or "Anglo-Catholics"). These groups hold spiritual beliefs and practice religious rituals similar to those of Roman Catholics of the Latin Rite from which they emerged, but reject the Pope's claimed status and authority] (Space and Motion, 2009) Russia also holds many members of the Catholic Church within its country. The Catholic Church also has much different orthodoxy which also span the globe
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