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    of time of punishment of sins in purgatory. The Roman Catholic Church believed that every sin must be purified on earth or after death in a place called purgatory. Purgatory was a temporary place of punishment where souls bound for heaven must go after death to atone for unconfessed sins or sins they have not done enough penance for. The popes emphasized that they had the power to withhold the punishments of an individual. The Roman Catholic Church believed that saints did more good works than necessary

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    During Medieval times, the Roman Catholic Church had a huge impact on the Holy Roman Empire. The Church was the most stable form of power at the time and the primary source of control. The church kept order thorough out the Roman Kingdom and domains. Without the consistency of the church, much of the empire would have deteriorated into chaos. The Catholic Church was wealthy and powerful in the middle ages and owned large amounts of land. The church leaders, popes and bishops, often lived liked

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    Middle Ages, the Roman Catholic Church had a large impact on everyday life for almost every group of people. Most popular events and holidays had religious influences incorporated into the celebrations. Church leaders ran the schools, preformed at weddings, recorded births, and burial services. The church also played a role in politics of the time. Church leaders were advisors to the king. Today, however western society has shaped this role of the church with the everyday person. The church has changed

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    Did you know Teresa of Avila was very influential in the Roman Catholic Church? She had a very successful life as a nun. Teresa practiced mental prayer which impacted society. Her career was extraordinary alongside her contributions to the world. “The important thing is not to think much, but to love much.” -Teresa of Avila This quote as well as many others, proves that she was a strong believer in love too. Teresa always had a spotlight on others and religion. Teresa of Avila was welcomed

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    Christian movement. This movement, led by Martin Luther reformed the Roman Catholic Church practices and begin Protestantism. The reformation started because of the corruption of Roman Catholic Church.   The corruption that begin the protestant reformation was phony relics and indulgences. The church priests would sell these relics to poor people knowing that they were fake and build on lies only to make money for the church.  The church also would sell indulgences. People would buy these indulgences

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    The Medieval Roman Catholic Church and The Eastern Orthodox Church For centuries, the historical events from both the Medieval Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church have been widely studied due to the unique links between them (Hindson and Caner, 2008). The two churches have always been compared because of the religious divide during the medieval times. Each entity is derived from Christianity and shares several similarities as well as differentiations. Understanding the Medieval

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    architecture, and music. The Roman Catholic Church was one of the largest supporters of Baroque art, as it served to oppose the relative minimalism and somberness of Protestant art of the time. As is typical, Baroque art was a reflection of the ongoing religious and other cultural changes that were occurring in Europe during this period. Although it embraces a variety of art styles Baroque is mainly characterized by grandeur, realism, and emotional drama. The Roman Catholic Church realized that these traits

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    The Roman Catholic Church was an important and prominent aspect of Irish life in the early twentieth century. Where most of Western Europe had become secularized during the nineteenth century, Ireland remained steadfast in its faith, be it Roman Catholic or Protestant. However, at the time, more than ninety percent of the Irish population was Roman Catholic with the numbers of Protestants belonging to the Church of Ireland or Presbyterian and Methodist Churches falling from eight percent in the second

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    prayer in church. It’s been this way for quite a while, all the way back to Medieval ages. In those times, the “Age of Faith” was upon western Europe. The church played “a vital role in society” to many people. The Roman Catholic Church influenced Medieval Europe tremendously as seen in acts of devotion, holidays, and the education system. One way the church’s influence is shown through the amazing acts of devotion that Christians participated in to show their love to God, Jesus, and the church. For

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    By the mid 16th century, the Roman Catholic Church had been ruling most of Europe for a thousand years. European society and politics had been framed around the church and the pope. The church had complete authority in the feudal society and authority over the monarchy. Papal Infallibility, which means that the since the pope was the voice of god, then he was true, was a reason for why the church had not been questioned or had been attacked. Using the church’s powers, the pope was able to control

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    The Reformation occurred in Northern Europe during the 1500's, which changed religion for the Roman Catholic Church.  The invention of the printing press allowed the middle class to have access to the Bible and learn to read.  Due to the printing press, civilians could read the Bible in their mother tongue instead of Latin. The printing press helped promote the sales of indulgences and ideas of salvation and corruption by reformers named Martin Luther and John Calvin. The printing press was responsible

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    Bible. But, there are clear distinctions in Catholicism. Distinctive Roman Catholic beliefs include the special authority of the pope, the ability of saints to mediate on behalf of believers, the idea of purgatory, and the doctrine of conversion. Catholics and Christians do share some of the same beliefs, the most important one being that Christ gave his life on the Cross to save us from sin, but the difference between Catholic and Christian is that each religion uses different interpretations of

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    The Roman Catholic Church controlled the lives of the people of the Late Middle Ages, along with the political, social, and economic framework in which they were a part of. However, a series of challenges to the papacy in the 14th century initiated its gradual decline. The people of Europe saw an increase in freedom and mobility as oppressive church structures began to lose their iron grip on Western society. Philosophical and scientific advancements arose as the Church fell, and the fundamental

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    politics and the Catholic religion. Abortion doesn’t only exist throughout the Catholic religion but in various religions as well. The Jewish faith also recognizes abortion and has created various guidelines when dealing with abortion that stems from the teachings of their sacred texts. The Catholic church also recognizes abortion and also looks for guidance through their sacred texts as well as philosophers and theologians. This paper will analyze abortion as perceived by the Catholic Church and the Jewish

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    Throughout Europe, a system referred to as Feudalism was in effect, and the Roman Catholic Church was the dominating power. Serfs worked for nobles on their land, and were said to be bound to the land. Feudalism was highly reliant on the social pyramid and the system of working for superiors, but this all eventually changed. The Renaissance was a time after the Middle Ages for man to

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    Hernán de Pulgar, the Catholic monarch’s chronicler, wrote “Although they are monarchs, they are human beings”. Ferdinand and Isabella was very ambitious leaders who had many goals they wanted to achieve in their reign. Having recently gotten power by uniting their countries, they were still an unstable, and both external and internal threats were coming towards them. To strengthen their power, Isabella and Ferdinand expelled all Muslims and Jews from Spain, spreading Catholicism and getting the

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    Rather those took participation in humanism were people those were not a part or associated with the Church. They tended to object an educational system which was highly monopolized by the clergy and was oriented to the clerical needs. They were accustomed to ever changing and concrete activities of life and found that the prevailing system was of abstract

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    Henry VIII, noted the anger and began a reform in the Catholic Church. He took the Church in Rome and reformed it. He changed some of the policies and renamed it the Church of England. However, some felt that the reform did not go deep enough. They were still upset. King Henry VIII repudiated papal authority and transformed the Church of Rome into a state Church of England. But the Church of England retained much of the liturgy and ritual of Roman Catholicism and seemed, to many dissenters, to be insufficiently

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    Daniel Mao St. Basil’s Roman Catholic Church With the growth of the Roman Catholic population in Los Angeles in the late 1910’s and early 1920’s, there began to be a need for more Catholic parishes in Los Angeles. St. Basils Catholic Church was the sight of one of Cesar Chavez’s Chicano movement’s protesting the extravagance of the church. St. Basil’s parish, named for St. Basil of Caesarea, was created on November 26, 1919 and has developed into a very diverse church with sermons in English, Spanish

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    from the Roman Catholic Church. Starting in 1606, a group of villagers in Scrooby, England left the church of England and formed a congregation called the Separatist Church, and the members were called The puritans (“Pilgrims”). Although they did not become an official religion until 1606, Puritanism can be traced all the way back to the Protestant reform in 1517, and the separation of the Church

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