To find the Catholic parish nearest to your location in the United States, use the "Parish Locator" map program run by Catholic Online, a website officially sanctioned by the Vatican.
Using the Catholic Online map, input your address and click "search." Results will populate on a scalable map, allowing you to see each parish in your area. The generated Google Map can be moved, zoomed and changed into street view, for ease in finding a local Catholic church. Additionally, you can find local Catholic churches by utilizing your local print phone directory, online Yellow Page sites, or local newspaper listings.Learn More
Some major differences between the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of England (Anglican) include women, gays and lesbians in the clergy; priests are allowed to marry; and greater local control over churches instead of a strong central authority, according to About.com. The Anglican Church was started by King Henry VIII of England when he split with the pope regarding his divorce.Full Answer >
While it is difficult to come up with an exact figure, some sources, such as NBC News, estimate that the Catholic Church's net worth is $8 billion or more. Factors like lack of required financial disclosure and unknown value of precious works of art and architecture make it difficult to pin down the exact value of this massive political and religious organization.Full Answer >
The youngest Pope to be acknowledged by the Vatican was John XII, who reigned from 955 to 963. He was approximately 18 years old at the time of his election, which was carried out to honor the dying wish of his father, Alberic II.Full Answer >
Catholic statues are figures of saints and other well-known religious figures. These statues are displayed in Catholic churches and homes as a representative of a pious life.Full Answer >