Most commonly used to refer to the Episcopal Church or the Protestant Church in the United States of America. It is the National Church of the United States and a part of the Anglican Communion. The Episcopal Church has a membership of approximately 2.3 million and more than a quarter of all Presidents were Episcopalian. The Washington National Cathedral is an Episcopal Cathedral. The roots of the colonization, founding, leadership, and growth of the United States of America are very closely tied to the Episcopal Church.more...
Unlike many churches of similar liturgical background, the Episcopal Church allows ordained priests to be married, and the church ordains women (at every level, ie. Deacon, Priest, and Bishop).
Many consider the Episcopal Church to follow the via media or "middle way" between Protestant and strictly Catholic practices. Indeed, the Episcopal liturgy explicitly affirms belief in "one holy apostolic" church. Thus, many Episcopalians will argue that Roman Catholics are not the only "Catholics," but rather represent one of three branches of Catholicism--the Eastern Orthodox, the Roman Catholic, and the Episcopal or Anglo-Catholic. Episcopal liturgy, or the practice of the people in worship, does resemble that of the Roman Catholic Church, with certain differences, most notably the use of the Book of Common Prayer. -wikipedia
The Episcopal Church is highly involved in mission work around the world, has a particularly large number of congr...
irish to be from ireland. to be irish you have 1: to be born in ireland 2: a roman catholic 3: be able to hold your drink 4:must be able to trace your family back in ireland by 2000 years. 5:hate prods. 6: have at least one nobel prize laureate in your family 7: hate prods 8:hate the english 9:dance really badly 10: shagged at least 3 british girls in a year preferably up the arse 11: start a row in an empty room. 12:hate prods. 13:hate everyone else.14:must eat bacon everyday.15: shagged at least 50 prod girls in the mouth. 16: celebrate st paddys day everyday.
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The Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei, commonly known as Opus Dei (Latin for "The Work of God") or the Work, is an international prelature of the Roman Catholic Church, comprising ordinary lay people and secular priests headed by a prelate, whose mission contributes to spreading the Catholic teaching that everyone is called to become a saint and an apostle of Jesus Christ, and that ordinary life is a path to sanctity. Founded in 1928 by a Roman Catholic priest, St. Josemaría Escrivá, Opus Dei was established as a personal prelature by Pope John Paul II in 1982 through the Apostolic Constitution Ut Sit, making it an integral part of the Church's institutional structures.
Opus Dei's central headquarters is on Viale Bruno Buozzi 75, Rome. The Vatican Yearbook of 2004 states that it has around 85,000 members, about 1,900 of whom are priests. Members are distributed as follows: Africa 1600; Asia and the Pacific 4700; North and South America 29,000; Europe 48,700. In terms of educational level, income and social status, Messori reports that there is a predominance of middle-to-low levels among the members of Opus Dei, its social composition usually corresponding with the local situation, since all honest trades can be sanctified. He also says there are more teachers and professors among its ranks than the normal social composition because of Opus Dei's emphasis on the cultural apostolate.more...
Meanwhile, critics accuse Opus Dei of elitism. "Opus Dei has consistently sided with the powerful against the weak, theologically and politically," says Johann Hari. "Opus Dei has been a major force on the Catholic right opposing social change." Robert Hutchinson (1999) stated that it has become very powerful and is "the Catholic Church's paramount financial power."
As a result of his research, Allen says on the other hand that while the main apostolate and social work of the members takes place through their daily relationships, they also cooperate with other people in setting up many social initiatives. According to his 2005 study, there are at least 608 such projects in different countries guided by Opus Dei laity and priests: 41% of these are primar...
Another name for the Roman Catholic Church. Bible Prophecy indicates that it will form a one-world government and execute ANYONE who doesn't do what they say. It is the Beast, it is the Great Whore and it MUST be opposed.
The Bible says that Babylon sits on seven hills (The seven hills of Rome), wears robes of purple and scarlet. (Two ancient colours of authority, showing that the Vatican is a political and religious authority.) There is also historical evidence that it cannot possibly be of God.
the only people entitled to call themselves catholics are protestants, because we believe in the universal priesthood of all believers.
the correct terms for roman catholics are either romanist or papist, because they are members of the roman church and worshippers of the papacy.
i protest the truth of holy scripture, and the true catholic, universal, spiritual church of all believers.
a form of christianity. split from roman catholic church after people realized that the pope was NOT NEEDED and not even mentioned in the Bible, and that they didnt need to be paganistic by worshiping statues and holy places and rituals and junt.
martin luther accidently got a revolution going on and some german princes,sweden,england,and even catholic france proceeded to kick the shit out of the catholic armies.
(SPANISH ARMADA PWNED BY STORM)
protestants choose to bielieve (or should) that we all have the right to talk to God one on one and not have to tell some old guy our sins.
unlike catholics and other paganistic religions, rosary beads,worship to statues and holy places are not needed to glorify God.
most catholics dont realize that most of thier religion's "tradition" is from their pre christian ancestor's pagan tendencys.
Glorify God the way you feel is best.
Pope: Peasants must pay for the great cathedral in rome, for the saints wish it to be.
Enlightened Person: Ah,Pope, you are a wise man and strong in your faith of Christ, but your the leader of a large and twisted cult, and i shall now proceed to kick your ass.
protestants defeated rome in the reformation.
that might just mean...maybe...God was on thier side?
someone of the Roman Catholic faith
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