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Protestants do not have a "canonisation" procedure, as a result all of the Protestant Saints are generally either Old Testament personages, people from the New Testament, or people from the early church. There is no specific "line in the sand" where protestants stop using church approved saints. Protestants also refer to living people as "saints" following the example of the new testament epistles (i.e. "To the saints at Corinth").

The Catholic Church has a method in which a person is declared saintly. Meaning that there is no chance that they are not in heaven and therefore are able to be publically venerated. These people must have lived exceptional lives, been worthy of example, and a few other things with the inclusion of at least 2 post mortem miracles obtained through their intercession. Catholics believe in the communion of the saints, by which they mean that all the saints, both the faithful on earth and those in Heaven, adore God together and can be asked to pray for the needs of those on earth.

The Orthodox Church also has no canonisation procedure, Saints in the orthodox church are created by public acclaim.

Actually, the Protestant churches, other than the saints that The Bible talks about, also believe that every single person who is a born again Christian, is, PRESENTLY, a saint. Protestants do not believe one can be made a saint by the declaration of the church. In the Bible, the word saint meant every single Christian, not some who were better than others or had been declared to be saints by the church. Protestants do not believe in worshipping or venerating saints.

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What is the difference between Catholic and Protestant saints?

Protestant churches do not have the canonization process used by the Roman Catholic church. Most Protestant churches also accept that saints before the Reformation, but not those canonized after, as they are Catholic.


How is a Catholic church different from a Protestant church?

There are a number of physical differences that will distinguish Catholic churches from Protestant churches. Above or near the altar of a Catholic church you should see a crucifix as opposed to a simple cross in a Protestant church. There will also be a tabernacle with a sanctuary lamp that burns continuously which will be absent in most Protestant churches. Catholic churches will frequently have statues of the Blessed Virgin Mary and other saints which are absent in Protestant churches. Pews in most Catholic churches have kneelers which are absent in Protestant churches. When you first enter a Catholic church you will notice holy water fonts near the entrances. Many Catholic churches, especially older ones, have confessionals which are absent in most Protestant churches. There are other minor differences but these are the most commonly noticed.


What were the main differences between Luther and ideas and those of the Roman Catholic Church?

Lutheran is a protestant sect and basically follows its beliefs, like the disbelief on the Virgin Mary, the saints, the statues of saints, praying directly to God, confession to priest, etc. More ever Luther dismisses the validity of indulgences and claim it to have corrupted the church.


What were the main differences between Luther's ideas and those of the Roman Catholic Church?

Lutheran is a protestant sect and basically follows its beliefs, like the disbelief on the Virgin Mary, the saints, the statues of saints, praying directly to God, confession to priest, etc. More ever Luther dismisses the validity of indulgences and claim it to have corrupted the church.


The use of stautes in Catholic and protestant?

In the Catholic church, statues of saints are used as articles of devotion. Catholics regular kneel before statues and pray for the intercession of the saints they depict. Protestants do not pray to saints and do not kneel to statues.


What are the differences between martyrs and saints?

Both are saints but martyrs died for their faith. In Catholicism, all martyrs are saints but not all saints are martyrs.


Are churches that start with St. mean they are Catholic churches?

No. Many Protestant and Orthodox churches also name their parishes for saints.


What are the four differences between a catholic and a protestant?

1)Apostolic Succession, 2)The Literal Presence Of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, 3)Devotion to Mary & the Saints, 4)Catholicism emphasized the authority of the Church, while Protestants emphasize the authority of the Bible.


What is the difference between Protestant Christians and Catholic Christians?

There are many differences between a Protestant Christian and a Roman Catholic Christian, thay believe basicly the same thing, but in different ways. The main difference, is that Catholics worship the saints, specially Mary, while Protestants dont. Catholics do this because Mary was Jesus' earthly mother, but Protestans argue this by saying that the bible says (and it is true) that you must only worship God, which is made up by three persons: The Father, The Son (Jesus), and The Holy Spirit. Hope this answered your question!!! :)


Are the Catholic saints predominantly male?

I would say the saints are fairly equally divided between male and female,


Are Mormons Christian or Catholic?

Well, technically, Catholics are Christians. Mormons (members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) are Christian but they are not Protestant or Catholic Christians, they are Restorationist Christians.


What does Catholic Bible say about the Saints?

Roman Catholic AnswerThere is only one Bible, the only reason someone would call it a Catholic Bible is that is contains all the books of the Bible. The Hebrew Bible omits the New Testament, and the "protestant" Bible omits the Deuterocanonical books of the Old Testament with which they don't agree. When speaking of the saints in the New Testament there is little difference between the translations.


Catholic saints with courage?

All Catholic saints exhibited courage, especially the martyrs.


Are Protestant churches named after saints?

Yes. Anglican (Episcopalian), Lutheran, & Presbyterian Churches are sometimes named after Saints.


What role do saints play in the Catholic Church?

They are seen as intercessors between God and humanity.


What is All Saints Catholic Elementary School's motto?

The motto of All Saints Catholic Elementary School is 'All Saints, All Stars'.


What are the differences between Irish Catholics and Catholics?

Irish Catholics are as Catholic as anyone else who professes the Catholic Faith. "Differences" might be found in particular devotions, saints and cultural customs that the Irish celebrate, but these are not so much differences as venues of expression.There isn't one. A catholic, is a catholic. Roman catholic is the catholism practised today, but it doesn't mean they're roman. Irish catholics are Roman catholics. American catholics are Roman catholics. Italian catholics are Roman catholics. It doesn't mean they're roman, but rome was where it origiated, that's why the pope lives there.


What is All Saints Catholic College's motto?

The motto of All Saints Catholic College is 'United in Christ'.


What is the motto of All Saints Catholic College?

All Saints Catholic College's motto is 'Unitas Christi'.


Why do Protestant Christians celebrate Catholic saint days?

Most do not, as such. Some days celebrated to saints are not actually Roman Catholic saints, or at least were not historically. They have simply made their way into popular culture. Several saint days are popular, and are not celebrated religiously by most protestants.


What are the Religions of St Kitts Nevis?

Christianity, other Protestant, and Roman Catholic. And if you think The-Curch-of-Jesus Christ-of-Latter-Day-Saints is not christian, your wrong. They are Christian.


How many canonized saints are in the Catholic Church?

Nobody knows. There are somewhere between 10,000 and 20,000 named saints, some of them canonized, others precongregational.


What is the difference between the Catholic and Church of God churches?

Catholic's believe in spending as much money to give glory to God because he dwells in the them, its to show honor,glory, and respect to God, with a few other differences, and Church of God Churches, also known as Protestants, believe in as plain a church as possible and to give as much as possible to charity. This was one of the main factors of the English Civil War, the split of religions in the country. The Catholic Church and Protestant Churches have far more important differences as well as similarities than that of whom in willing to spend more money. These differences range from the Catholic belief in the Holy Eucharist as well as they're belief in the Saints. Catholics also believe that Mary, the Mother of God, was conceived without sin, while Protestants tend to view these beliefs as idolatry. These is a very condensed version of the many differences between the two. The very least of these differences is that of how much money each church will spend.


What is the name for a Catholic priest?

The name can be any of the catholic saints. Normally in the catholic religion when a baby is born, its a common practice to name him / her after a saints name.


What do you think about saints?

Who are you referring to - the Catholic Saints or the New Orleans Saints. Big difference.