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1.
The strongest and oldest belief in God and Jesus. In Catholicism, The Virgin Mary has a more prominent role of the faith. It is commonly believed by those with little understanding of the religion, that it is the most inclined to be stereotypical and bigoted against all who don't follow the bible. This is not the case, as the main culprits of said acts are the Mormon's, and the Evangelical's. They are the one's who hold anti-gay rally's and such, the Catholic faith, while not supporting Gay marriage, will not speak up and say that all homosexuals are going to Hell. Catholics are actually much more lenient when it comes to what automatically condemns you to Hell. The main aspects of a Catholic church, at least the Roman ones, are masses given in Latin, Bishops in the church, and an altar with grails, a small chest, and a statue of Jesus on the cross above the altar. Most also have stained glass windows depicting scenes from the bible.
For awhile Catholicism gained negative press when many Priests were accused of molesting the boys of their respective churches. Though in comparison to the rest of the Catholic community, the amount of perpetrators was small. The Vatican itself stated that the act was a direct violation of the sixth commandment, and was considered a grave sin. Since those times Catholicism has been left alone somewhat, but people still remain ignorant to this day.
Catholicism

Everday person: HEY!
Catholic: Yeah? What's up?
EP: Why are you being so stupid man? Gay's have every right to be married!
C: What the hell are you talking about?
EP: You're a Catholic right?
C: Yeeeeeeah... why?
EP: That means you're against gay marriage!
C: Not really, I'm all for something that gives people more options.
EP: Yeah, right. You're all righteous and everything, that's why your Priests molest boys.
C: OY! Your treading ground of unfamiliar territory, I suggest you stop where you are.
EP: Bah, you're faith supports sex with kids.
C: It does not you dolt!
EP: Oh yeah? Show me!
C: Right here, the sixth commandment.
EP: Oh...
C: You're looking for the Mormon and Evangelical church, that's two blocks that-a-way.
EP: Oh, ok, thanks. And um, sorry about that.
C: mhm
by Lapsed Catholic August 28, 2009