To what extent is the Catholic Church in need of reform?
Many would say that the Catholic church is in need of a drastic reform
. The Church would say, the Church is fine, the People need reform, a new conversion to Christ, and a dedication to the mission of the mother Church.
What were the reasons why Christians in Europe felt like they needed to reform the Roman Catholic Church?
It's just Catholic, not Roman Catholic. Roman is an epithet first commonly used in England after the protestant revolt to describe the Catholic Church. It is never used by the official Catholic Church. The reasons commonly cited are the abuse of indulgences and clerical laxity, and to a certain extent, these were problems in some areas, but by no means as extensive as they were claimed by those who left the Church. Also, "Christians" for…
Do Catholics have to make their confirmation before they can get married even not in a Catholic church?
No, the church recognizes the marriage of the non catholic as valid. He would need to get an annulment by the church from that marriage. If he was married by a justice of the Peace to a Catholic, he may be OK since the marriage was not valid for the Catholic, but you need to check with a parish priest to be sure.
Can a widowed Catholic woman marry a non-Catholic divorced man who was married in a Presbyterian church?
The non-Catholic would need to have his marriage annulled by the church before they are free to marry, as the catholic church recognizes the validity of the Presbyterian marriage. If annulment is approved, he does not need to join the Catholic Church, but must be willing to consent to her oath to bring up any children as catholic
I'm afraid not. The Catholic church will consider the baby as a 'Christian' and not a 'Roman Catholic' since they were baptized. It's a valid sacrament in the eyes of the Catholic Church. However you need to talk to the parish priest in the Catholic Church and they'll guide you with more information as to make your baby a Roman Catholic.
You can address this question in one of two ways: . First, the Church is the Mystical Body of Christ, as described throughout the New Testament. As the Mystical Body of Christ, the Church needs no reform, and would be incapable of it, as it is perfect already. . Secondly, you can look at the Church as made up of individual sinners striving for heaven. In this second manner, the Church is *always* in need…
No, both must be Catholic to be married in a Catholic church (or the non-Catholic must sign papers promising to raise all children as Catholics, etc before the wedding is allowed). The Orthodox Church will marry a Catholic and an Orthodox in the Orthodox church, however. ANSWER: YES, of course a catholic may marry an orthodox in a Catholic Church just like a catholic may marry a protestant in a catholic church. There would need…