== == Answer 6/June/09 The following is an outline of how the Catholic Church is organised/governed: Parish This is the local level; each parish is headed by pastor, possibly assisted by other clergy. A parish has a council, a group of people elected the people; the council advises the clergy on almost all parish matters. The parish is where most Catholics experience Church through such things as worship, Scripture groups, youth organisations, funerals, weddings and social gatherings Diocese Parishes are grouped into a diocese, which is headed by a bishop who is regarded as the spiritual father of the diocese. It is his calling to make sure things run smoothly in his area. He is assisted by a council of priests and several offices such religious education, Catholic schools and justice + peace. A bishop is officially chosen by the Pope, but this is done only after the Pope's representative in a particular country, has done a significant amount of listening and searching. Province If there are quite a few dioceses in a country, they are arranged into geographical provinces, each headed by an archbishop (and honorary title). The province simply provides the opportunity for dioceses to collaborate. Sometimes their bishops make a joint statement on an issue that affects their area in a particular way e.g. the bishops of Southern California on the matter of illegal immigrants. Conference This refers to all the bishops of a particular country. They are responsible for a variety of matters including, but not limited to: speaking out on national matters of justice, liturgical adaptations within the nation, approving translations of The Bible for use in the country and establishing relevant policies to be followed nationally e.g. Canon Law states that a boy may not marry until he is 16 and girl until she is 14; a national conference can establish its own age limits. The Curia The Roman Curia comprises several departments, each responsible for given aspect of the Church on a universal level such as: bishops, priests + religious, ecumenism, interpretation of Canon Law, justice + peace, doctrine, worship + sacraments. Each department is headed by a cardinal; the cardinals function as close advisors to the Pope. It is also their job to select a new pope after the present one dies. Answer The Catholic Church is organized and governed by the Holy Spirit. In human terms, she has a Pope, a large number of bishops who are each in charge of a diocese or geographical area, and within those dioceses are many priests. ideally, each priest obeys his bishop, and the bishops obey both the Pope (who is elected by the cardinals) and the teachings of the Magisterium. Most Cardinals are either Archbishops of the largest dioceses in their countries or regions, or the heads of the dicasteries of the Roman Curia (the Pope's Ministers of State,in a sense). The Magisterium is the teaching arm or the Church. The official teachings of the Catholic faith can be found in print or online easily. Do a Google search for Catechism of the Catholic Church. Catholics believe that the Magisterium teaches and operates in Christ's name with the firm guidance of the Holy Spirit, which protects Her from teaching anything erroneous as doctrine. Be aware that there is a vast gulf between doctrine (official teaching) and disciplines ( the rituals and beliefs of various Catholics through the years.) For example, altar girls are a "new" thing, but are only a discipline, not a doctrine. The belief in the Trinity is a doctrine, and therefore unchangeable. For more specifics I can recommend the following book: The Office of Peter and the Structure of the Church - by Hans Urs Von Balthasar Also the site Catholicity.com and catholicAnswers.com Hope this helps
APEX: The Islamic Empire directly governed the people it controlled, but the Roman Catholic Church relied only on its influence with rulers.
John Calvin. That is why the Presbyterian Church is also known as 'Calvinist.'
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He was raised Catholic, but calls himself a "recovering Catholic," and often talks about the issues he has with the Catholic church and organized religion in general.
The Protestant Church is not organized in the same way as the Catholic Church and indeed is not technically organized at all. The founders, at least in doctrine, are generally recognized as either Martin Luther or John Calvin (or both).
There have been dozens of Popes and several Councils of the Church in the past 1,700 years who have "organized" the liturgy in the Catholic Church. You would have to be a lot more specific to get a specific answer.
The apostles organized the Church according to what was asked of them by Jesus. They ordained men as priests and those men ordained men and eventually it was decided that they had to have a leader which lead to cardinals and Popes.
it was organized in the following way from lowest power to highest:PriestsBishopsArchbishopsCardinalsPope
The Roman Catholic Church in the Middle Ages would look similar to the organization of the Roman Catholic Church now - the Pope is the leader who oversees a strict hierarchy of Cardinals, Bishops and other ordained clergymen.
The Roman Catholic church is governed from the Vatican, a politically independant city-state within Rome, Italy. This is considered the head of the Church because it is where the Pope and most cardinals (high-ranking clergy) reside.
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it was organized like a government composed of many.several parishes composed of town who were the one who rule and serve as head in every catholic churches.
a. There was no organized government.
The title, "The Roman Catholic Church" is the proper name for the supernatural institution founded by Jesus Christ as a vehicle of grace, teaching and ultimately salvation for the souls of mankind. It is also called "The Catholic Church" or "The Christian Church" or simply "The Church" and is the largest and oldest of any organized religion that refers to itself as Christian.Addendum:The term Roman Catholic was actually a derogatory term used primarily by Anglicans to distinguish 'their' so called Catholic Church from the Catholic Church that was united under the Pope in Rome.
There is a Lutheran Church and a Catholic Church but no Lutheran Catholic Church.
There is no "Roman" Catholic Church: Roman is an epithet first commonly used in England after the protestant revolt to describe the Catholic Church. It is rarely used by the Catholic Church. The Chaldean Catholic Church is part of the Catholic Church.
To be a member of the Catholic Church means to believe in Catholic Christianity and be a official in the Roman Catholic Church and/or attend a Catholic Church.
There are innumerable formally organized groups but I will mention two of them as requested. These are: the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and the Catholic Church.
ANSWER:Actually, there is the Eastern ORTHODOX Church and the Eastern Rite Catholic Church.The Eastern Orthodox Church is separated from (in "schism" with) The Catholic Church.The Eastern Catholic Church is a "Rite"/sect in full communion with the Catholic Church and the pope. The Roman Catholic Church is the Latin Rite. Both are part of The Catholic Church.The Eastern Orthodox Church is not, technically, part/in communion with the Catholic Church. They do not even refer to themselves as "Catholic" but rather "Orthodox."
There is no division in the Catholic Church. You are either a Catholic or you are not a Catholic.
There is an Orthodox Church and a Catholic Church. There is no Catholic Orthodox Church.
The Church of Ireland is Protestant, while the Catholic church is Catholic.
They started a new Church: Luther's came to be named the Lutheran Church, Henry's was called the Church of England.