What are the primary beliefs of the catholic religion?

Also, what are the difference between The Church of England and the Catholic Religion? This isn’t for anything in particular…I’m just curious…I’ve been doing a lot of research on the 1500s and I’m just wondering what the difference is?

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13 Comments to “What are the primary beliefs of the catholic religion?”

  • Xylon

    child molesting

  • Matt

    worshiping Mary and a cookie

  • pappy12a

    Pray and feel guilty

  • hippo

    1) spreading AIDS
    2) Increasing the worlds population more than necessary (which leads to severe problems).

    I hope you’re smart enough to understand why these two are part of the Catholic faith.

  • unique person

    the difference between the catholic Church and the church of england is that the first one believes in the pope and the virgin Mary while the second one does not maybe there are other differences but those are the first that come to mind.

  • Mail Racer

    They Belive Mary Is Holy
    WHICH IS WRONG

  • tebone0315

    Catholic Christians believe:

    We believe in God, the Father, the Almighty,
    maker of heaven and earth,
    and all that is seen and unseen.
    We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
    the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father,
    God from God, Light from Light,
    true God from true God,
    begotten, not made, one in Being with the Father.
    Through him all things were made.
    For us men and for our salvation
    he came down from heaven:
    by the power of the Holy Spirit
    he was born of the Virgin Mary,
    and became man.
    For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
    he suffered, died, and was buried.
    On the third day he rose again
    in fulfilment of the Scriptures;
    he ascended into heaven
    and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
    He will come again in glory
    to judge the living and the dead,
    and His kingdom will have no end.
    We believe in the Holy Spirit,
    the Lord, the giver of life,
    who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
    With the Father and the Son
    he is worshipped and glorified.
    He has spoken through the Prophets.
    We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
    We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
    We look for the resurrection of the dead,
    and the life of the world to come.

    Amen

    The Cof E split from the Catholic Church when King Henry VIII wanted a divorce. Basically their beliefs are the same as the Catholic Church

  • soheila

    premarital sex is bad, foreplay is bad, condoms are bad, gays r bad.

  • Zargon

    The main difference is who the bishops answer to. In the Roman Catholic Church, it’s the pope, whom the Cardinals of the Church elect from among themselves, although technically they could elect any confirmed Catholic man (maybe any woman too). The Cardinals are appointed by the Pope from among the Bishops. That’s for church governance. Also, the Roman Catholic Church is by definition international in scope.

    In the Church of England, the formal head of the Church is the King or Queen of England. But what that really means is that the Archbishop of Canterbury, who actually presides over the bishops, is formally subordinated to the Queen. His status is roughly equivalent to that of a Catholic Archbishop, but his Archdiocese would extend over all England. In practice it’s a lot like the RCC. But the CoE is a national church, although it has spread throughout the former British Empire. That’s called the Anglican Union.

  • Isabella

    in 1534 King Henry VIII severed the church in England from the rest of the Catholic Church and established himself as its head. For this reason, to this day, Queen Elizabeth II is the official head of the Church of England, and she appoints all bishops of the realm with the consent of parliament. After Henry VIII’s death, Edward VI, his son and successor, issued a new ordinal for the rites of ordination. The Edwardian Ordinal, composed by Archbishop Cranmer, who was heavily influenced by the Lutheran theologian Martin Bucer, changed the rites of ordination of the Roman Catholic Pontifical. The subsequent ordinations of the Church of England were declared invalid from the Catholic understanding of Holy Orders by Pope Julius III in a letter to Cardinal Reginald Pole (1554) and by Pope Paul IV in two letters (1555).

    The Catholic Church is the Family of God (1 Tim 3:15, Eph 2:19f; 3:14f); and over that Family, Christ and the Apostles appointed legitimate fathers. And this line of fatherhood must continue in order for the Family of Christ to be our Family today. There is no room for illegitimate fathers or illegitimate children. We must know who our fathers were and who we came from. Either we are begotten of Christ through the Apostles or we are not (1 Corinth 4:15-17). This is why Apostolic succession is so important. We must know for certain who our fathers are, just as the Jews did before us (e.g. Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob).

  • imacatholic2

    A summary of Catholic beliefs is contained in the Nicene Creed (from the year 325):

    We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen.

    We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, one in being with the Father. Through Him all things were made. For us and our salvation He came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit, He was born of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake He was crucified under Pontius Pilate; He suffered, died, and was buried. On the third day He rose again in fulfillment of the scriptures: He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

    We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son, He is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

    For a complete description of what Catholics believe, see the Catechism of the Catholic Church: http://www.usccb.org/catechism/text/index.shtml

    For an overview, see: http://www.americancatholic.org/Newsletters/CU/ac1086.asp

    With love in Christ.

  • cmhelp1

    The primary beliefs are that her pagan system of worship is acceptable by the LORD.

    The Roman church is saturated in the Pope’s every word.

    Mary is the mother of God and worthy of the church’s attentions, veneration and prayers.

    That Yeshua (Jesus) was in the tomb for 1-1/2 days instead of the prophesied 3 full days and 3 full nights.

    That the 1st day of the sun is the Sabbath to distance herself from the Jewish traditions – dismissing the fact that Yeshua is Jewish and followed the tradition of the 7th day Sabbath of His Father.

    That all that refuse to subject themselves to the Catholic church will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
    ————
    The list of false teachings goes on and on, there is not enough time in the day and not enough space to list them all.

    Be Blessed:-)

  • BibleChooser

    Zargon was right about the primary differences. Some others

    CoE – priests can marry
    RC – no

    CoE – homosexuals can attain church office
    RC – only celibate homosexuals

    CoE – women ordained as priests
    RC – no

    CoE – bible includes the entire English Protestant Apocrypha
    RC – only the smaller Roman Catholic canon
    http://www.bible-reviews.com/charts_scriptures_d.html

    I’m sure there’s some more obvious ones, but I can’t recall at the moment…

    Jim

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