What is a Catholic?
A Catholic is a follower of Christ who practices the following to the best of their ability:
1. Humility or faith and trust in God which is the foundation of all true relationships with God.
2. Communication with God through prayer and self-denial.
3. Observance of The Law which is written in Scripture and in the hearts of those who love the truth.
4. The offering of sacrifice to God and partaking of the sacrificial offering (various animal and bird offerings in the Old Testament, the Lamb of God in the New Testament, the sacrifice of the Mass in the Catholic Church).
A Catholic is a member of the Catholic Church, the original Christian Church, and the only one founded by Jesus Christ.
Catholic means uninversal. Jesus came to take away the sins of the world. God's will is that his message be spread to everyone.
A Catholic is someone who has faith and believes in Jesus Christ. We are followers of him. We believe that he died for us. He was our savior. I hope this helped you and that it intrigues you to learn more about Catholics.
A Catholic is one who accepts all the teachings on Faith & Morals contained in The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) (available in most bookstores) which sets forth, in detail, the meaning, scripture, historical record that produced/supports The Nicene Creed, (which most Christians accept), the 10 Commandments and other items as Truth.
The CCC online, see the link below:
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The Old Catholic Church is a group of people who left the Catholic Church after the First Vatican Council. They, as indicated in the answer below, are no longer Catholic as they are not under the Holy Father. There is no "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…
You question, as asked, really can't be answered for many reasons. There are Catholic kindergardens, Catholic primary schools, Catholic High Schools, Catholic Prep schools, Catholic Colleges, Catholic Universities, Catholic Seminaries. There are Catholic Schools in England, Poland, the United States, South America. In short, this is like asking how much a Catholic makes at his job - How old is the Catholic? Where does he or she live, what does he or she do?, etc.
Why do they say Roman Catholic instead of British Catholic or American Catholic as before the Council of Nicaea there where many independent Catholic groupings?
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. There really is no such thing as "British Catholic" or "American Catholic" other than a Catholic who lives in those areas. It has always just been "Catholic" before and after the Council of Niceae.
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To be considered Catholic by the Church, you must be baptized in the Catholic Church, or else properly baptized in another church and formally received into the Catholic Church by a priest. Being born to Catholic parents isn't enough. You can be the Pope's nephew, but if you haven't been baptized, you are not Catholic.
Catholic Answer 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 Eastern Catholic Church is identical to the Catholic Church, they only differ in Rite. The Catholic Church includes all Rites. The person asking the question is using "Roman Catholic Church" which probably means that they are referring to the…
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…