After becoming baptized, you become members of the Body of Christ and also new members in the Catholic faith. However, the journey in the faith does not end there. Even years after baptism, it is important to strive to grow and learn more about the religion along with all the amazing things it has to offer. It is necessary to be baptized in order to receive the Holy Spirit during the sacrament of Confirmation, the Holy Spirit then makes us ‘strong and perfect Christians and soldiers of Jesus Christ’(Catholic Encyclopedia). Once Catholics reach an age of reason they are allowed to receive certain sacraments.
As a baptized Catholic, our call is to invite others into the Catholic Church and to preach God’s word. Christ himself instructs us that baptism is necessary for salvation, "Amen, amen I say to thee, unless a man is born again of water and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." John
I have never not been Catholic. Even though my parents are both Catholic and wanted to raise us to be Catholic, my sisters and I attended a lutheran preschool and we attended a methodist summer camp. My parents made sure to expose me to different religions while still practicing Catholicism. My faith is very important and personal to me. It’s something I can lean on during both good and bad times.
(p.3) Schuttloffel (2003) discusses the necessity for Catholic leaders to openly live their faith. It is not sufficient to be Catholic. The privilege of being Catholic carries with it the responsibility of living a Catholic life, and modeling what it means to be Catholic by finding God in all students and in all situations, and adhering to the mission of the school. This is no small task, as the mission of the Catholic school speaks to the faith formation of all students, the spiritual growth of faculty and staff, the development of community as well as providing for the academic growth of all
Traditionally, the Church taught that women were not able to reflect or reason as well as men, but this conception of women is no longer taught. Women have played a great role in spreading Christianity and they have also had important roles in the Church, for example as nuns or abbesses. To the question of whether women can be ordained to the priesthood or not, the Catholic Church has always answered “No.”. (Catholic Answers). This teaching is justified by the New Testament and the writings of the Church Fathers.
Although it is taught in christianity that god will hear you when you pray to him no matter where you are, some individuals may feel a strengthened connection to God when they choose to pray or reflect on their own lives inside a church as opposed to somewhere else such as a workplace or home environment. Relevance of the sacred space to the community A sacred space can play an integral role in community direction and development. A sacred space allows a community to come together to express their need of spiritual nourishment. The sacred space of the church can help an individual connect to a place of belonging, and this bolonging is what creates a community. When all these people feel the the same connection and sense of belonging to this church they gain direction, in relevance to not only their own lives, but direction towards God and how to live as God wants them to.
He wanted a religion that's for everyone and not just one for people who lived in England and people ended up liking his idea. This sections about the Roman Catholic Faith. It is not complete, but it agrees with the Lutherans and other Protestants disagree with Rome. We were all born to become Christians eventually. According to “If you were born before 1555, or so, your parents were Catholic”.
In the scripture of acts 2:42-47 we have characteristics of a healthy church throughout this paper I will be talking about how to build a healthy church in today’s modern times. The word church in the New Testament comes from the Greek word ekklesia “church ekklesia refers to those who have been called out from sin to salvation.” In the New Testament the word church is used nighty-five times. The mission of the local church is to bring people to Jesus and into the general Body of Christ. -Darrell Robinson Act 2:42 – 47 It would have been great to be a member of the first Christian church. During those times the church was an active educational program on Christ Jesus and the law.
As Roman Catholics, it is our religious duty to serve others whether those people are a part of our religious community or whether they are from any other type of community. Service is an important aspect of life for not only Catholics but also every single person in the world. By performing various acts of service in our communities, a person’s life can be greatly improved just through a simple act of kindness and love from the person’s heart. Not only can an act of service be beneficial to the person or organization that the volunteer is performing the service for, but it can also be beneficial to the person who is partaking in this act of service for another human being. No matter your age, your background, or your religious affiliation, service is a crucial part of our everyday lives and everyone should get involved in this and do a service out of the good of their hearts.
Why is America not a Catholic Country? A majority of the people are Catholic, and although America is a free country and you do have the freedom to believe whatever you feel. But, why should we have to worry about what we are saying if most people are Catholic. The Catholics should not have to feel as if they can not talk to about their religion in school or even in the grocery market. It is wrong that Catholics do not have a country that is strictly filled with their religion.