Recognized as one of the oldest forms of Christianity as goverened by a church. They possess some of the old-world traditions of the Greek Orthodox church, and Protestant church behaviors. They believe in deified humans (saints), praying to deified humans & angels (Jesus is not the only one to pray to), confession of sins to church-santified humans (priests) for absolution of sins (Jesus isn't the only one who can do that for you), baptism (purification for conversion by water), and transubtantiation (bread & wine are the body and blood of Christ). These are a few of the traditions, regulations, and rules in being Catholic. Only men can be made priests (women have no official standing or opportunity for advancement outside of nuns), preists & nuns must take a vow of celibacy in order to gain advancement in the church hierarchy.

Conversion Difficulty: Moderate
Moderate Conversion
Starts with belief in the Holy Trinity, conversion through several steps through the Catholic church of your choice, does require steps for conversion (not just belief)

Time Consumption: Moderate
Moderate Time Consumption
Attend mass, confessional, can partake in church social functions, Lent, Easter, & Christmas

Cost to Participate: Moderate
Moderate Cost
Tithing every week, contribution to other church functions

Deities: Holy Trinity
Literature: Bible, Apocrypha, Code of Canon
Location Practiced: Worldwide
Afterlife: Heaven & Hell; non-believers go to Hell
Congregation: Over 1 billion
Meaning of Life: To live up to the expectations of God & Jesus
Famous: Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Farrah Fawcett, Mel Gibson, Andy Garcia, Liam Neeson, Gary Cooper, Sylvester Stallone, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alfred Hitchcock, Conan O'Brien, Sean Hannity, Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen

Tags: catholic, catholicism, christianity
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2011-10-30 02:12
Magnolia West
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