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What are the beliefs of a roman catholic. How do they differ from other religions?

I haven't become baptized yet,and even though my parents are leaving it upon me to decide my religion I think I would like this one, because of my elderly realities. so just wondering thanks. :)

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We believe that Jesus lived, performed miacles, and died for us on the cross. We believe in the Holy Trinity, that God is one God, but three persons. Well, we believe many things, and they can all be found in the bible.

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You really should do a lot of your own research. All you're going to get here are people telling to be what they are and why you should be like them. It's kind of a big decision that you really need to make on your own.

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Dear Love Conquers All,
Read the Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2nd Edition. You can usually get it through inter library loan; and most college and university libraries have it, if you can't borrow a Catholic friend's copy. The Compendium of the Catechisn is a small, paperback, summary of everything in the Catechism, and would be the best first read for anyone not wanting to do in-depth study right away.
However, all persons wanting to become Catholics must take the instruction course, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, if old enough, 16 most places. The Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, if not baptized; Holy Communion; and Confirmation) are the first Catholic Sacraments you'll receive, usually, during the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday night. The RCIA takes several months, and Holy Saturday is on March 30, 2013. Your First Confession will be snuck-in too. It's the Sacrament of Reconciliation (with God), before Holy Saturday, so that you can receive Jesus in Holy Communion without any sins on your soul, in the way. I'm praying for you now, please pray for me. I hope this answer has helped. Excellent question! Glad you asked it! Frank

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Excellent answer thank you for answering :)
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You will be baptized.
The Sacrament of Baptism removes Original Sin, inherited from Adam & Eve; all personal sins still on your soul; and all PUNISHMENT due to sin, so that if you die before committing any new sins, you'll go straight into Heaven - no time in Purgatory!!! Your instructors might not tell you this in so many words.
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Why do you need a pope to do your talking to God for you instead of doing it yourself? Why do you confess your sins to a priest or anyone other than God? Why do you call them "father" when there is only one Father, God. Why do Catholics keep changing their policies to now allow priest to marry and why do you show such reverence to Mary when Jesus asked: "who is my mother or my sister" meaning she is not to be special as all are the same to Him. I don't understand Catholics.
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And purgatory-- I can't find it anywhere in the KJ V -- but then, you have your own Bible different from the Christian Bible- right?
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One at a time, please, Lisa, I'm almost as old as you are — 65!
The Pope.
Our Lord Jesus Christ, Himself, must've thought we needed a Pope, when He appointed St. Peter the Apostle, as our first Pope, at: Matthew 16: 1-20, especially, verses 14-20. Peter thereby became the Vicar (representative) of Christ, and the Visible Head of the Church (the Invisible Head is Jesus Christ), whose duty it is to teach, to govern, and to sanctify, the people of God, that is, everyone. As such, the pope is the person, who is in the best position, to ask God to help us. We, ourselves, also, pray to God, for ourselves, everyone else, and the whole world.
The Blessed Virgin Mary.
We do not adore, or worship, the Blessed Virgin Mary, these are for God, alone; but we do hold her in high esteem, higher esteem that any of the other Saints, because she is really, and fully, the Mother of God. Also, because she is the human being, with the highest place in Heaven, with the most immediate access, to her Son. It is the understanding, of the Catholic Church, that in addressing his Mother as, woman, He was not reducing her to the mean, but was fostering her humility. In the mother and brothers passage, to which you referred, Our Lord was saying that we are all equal, in that we would all become the adopted children of the Father, and Jesus' brothers and sisters, by adoption; not that any other human being ever has, or ever will, be her equal, in the attainment of spiritual perfection, or a place in Heaven as high as hers.
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Priests.
Briefly, only males may be seminarians, Deacons, Priests, Bishops, and Popes, in the Catholic Church, it has always been thus, and it will always be so, because the Church has no power to change it. It is true that some women were invalidly ordained (attempted ordination), by a few Bishops, behind the Iron Curtain, during the Cold War, because those Bishops thoutht is was a good idea, that Our Lord would approve, since the enemy would never suspect a woman of being a Catholic Priest, but those Bishops were mistaken. I'm not aware of any other woman ever being ordained, as anything, by any Bishop, in union with the Pope.
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Priests, continued.
We call our Catholic Priests, Father, because they are other Christs (Latin: alter Christus); and when administering any of the Sacraments of the Catholic, act in the Person of Christ (Latin: in Persona Christi). In the Sacrament of (Christian) Baptism, they give us new, spiritual life; and they restore3 that life, in the Sacrament of Confession, if we have destroyed it, by committing a mortal (deadly) sin or sins. When Our Lord made St. Peter, the first ZPope, he gave him the power to bind-and-loose, which included the power to forgive any sin; and the other Apostles received this power at the same time, which they gave to the men they ordained, as Bishops, and Priests, down through the centuries, and will do so until the forgiveness of sains is no longer necessary. God, normally, works through instruments, including human beings, and He does so, in all of the Sacraments of the Catholic Church, in cluding the Sacrameent of Confession. Confessing our sins to a Priest fosters our humility.
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Purgatory.
The Catholic Church's Doctrine of Purgatory, is supported, mainly, at: 2 Maccabees 12: 40-46, especially, verse 46, where it is written that: "(Judas Maccabeus) made atonement for the dead, that they might be delivered from their sins." It was defined, principally, by the Ecumenical Council fo Florence (1431-1435); and by the Ecumenical Council of Trent (1545-1563) — a real biggie.
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The best source of information, on what the Catholic Charch teaches, and what her members believe, is:
Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2nd Edition.
Many academis libraries have it; it can usually be acquired theough interlibrary loan; and it is available for purchase, at most Catholic bookstores, and from the USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (www.usccb.org). It was written to be an easy read, for anyone, with a good high school education.
I hope this has clarified this matter; and even helped some. Thank you for the comments! Frank
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I think you should choose no religion at all. It makes life much simpler.

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Roman Catholicism if i am correct is the earliest form of christianity. Although i don't particularly agree with many of their beliefs due to so many pagan origins of so many of their doctrines i will not disrespect them but believe me when i say there are so many signs pointing to this form of "christianity" (notice the quotation marks) that it is a false religion. Look at its bloody,politically intertwined history along side with its controlling of the middle ages and contradictions in its very own teachings.

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