Catholics and Protestants are VERY DIFFERENT: :Catholics pray To Mary(rosary)! We (protestant)pray 'in the name of Jesus" (Because Jesus said:" no one comes to the Father except thru ME") Catholics do believe in The resurection of Jesus( but their crucifix still has Him on a cross). Our cross is an Empty cross of the resurected Lord! They believe in purgatory( that scripture does not support- if we could "pray for someones soul"to get into heaven,, then we would not need Jesus' sacrifice!) The Catholics have fancy dressed clergy and buildings !( you dont need that to worship, do ya?) Catholics take communion that says that the bread BECOMES the body of Christ( but it IS just bread!!) communion is to help us REMEMBER Him til He comes back(His words)! Catholics baptize Babies! Protestants baptizes Each person on his personal confession (no one else can do this 'for you' -its a 'You and God-alone thing(personal). Cant think of anything else right now!
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Catholics think more of Mary and for baptism they dunk them in water or they sprinkle water on your head and like other Christians don't do the dunking or the sprinkling of the water on their heads... they put a little bit of water (like a little cross with the water) on your face to become baptized.
The Protestants broke off from the Catholic religion at the Reformation. Protestants read the Bible and interpret it for themselves. Catholics follow what their priest says and of course the Pope, ultimately.
There are several very important differences between Catholics and Protestants. While there have been some attempts over the last several years to find common ground between the two groups, the fact is that the differences remain, and they are just as important today as they were at the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/difference-Catholic-Protestant.html#ixzz2QvClyRCo
I think one of the main things, not mentioned before, is that they have to WORK or PAY for salvation - hence the confession to a priest, and say 10 hail mary's , etc. Protestant beliefe is that you are saved by receiving Christ ONLY. Works will come, but do not determine whether you're saved or not.
All Catholics are Christians, but not all Christians are Catholics. A Christian is someone who believes in Jesus Christ as the Son of God and is baptized. A Catholic is a specific kind of Christian - one who also believes the Catholic Church was founded by Christ and accepts it as possessing the fullness of Christian truth and the means of salvation. Being Catholic involves three main things: (1) sincerely holding to the Catholic faith as taught by the Magisterium, which is the official teaching of the body of the Church; (2) accepting the sacraments of the Catholic Church; and (3) submitting to the teaching authority of the pope and the bishops in communion with him. (My answer continues in the comments)