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)
Okay.So, Christianity has denominations. There are these: Catholics, Lutherans, Reformed, Baptists, and so on. I'm non-denominational, who I think are the most common type of Christians. Non-denominational really is just your average person, but believes in Christ. So, Catholics are a type of Christian, but they have some other (some would say superstitious, but I don't know, I'm not a Catholic) additions to it. I hope I helped you! :)
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Last edited at 7:18PM on 7/29/2013
Yay catholic lesson:
Christianity branched off of Catholicism
The main difference between Catholics and Christians is that Christians baptize their members as adults, Catholics believe that a newborn should be baptized as soon as possible in the chance that something fatal happens to the child.
It is Christianity , Catholics are followers of Christ,"Christians." All who believe in Jesus are Christians. There are just different ways of worship, between churches, different rules, and different Ceremonies.