Catholic Essays

Catholic Church and Ultima’s Mystical Folklore

The novel “Bless Me, Ultima” by Rudolfo Anaya is pastoral, apocalyptic and, at the same time, tragic story revealing the complex nature of human relations and ambiguity of the world. The novel teaches readers not to interfere with the destiny of any person not to change the cosmic order. However, Ultima dares to influence the destiny and her death at the end of the novel is symbolical representation that every person should be responsible for his own actions. The author…

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Catholic Church

The church remains to be one of the most powerful and influential social system which affects our day to day living. As such, controversies involving church authorities have always attracted utmost social attention. Such issues are even incorporated in many literary works. One of the most esteemed literary pieces tackling church-related controversies is John Patrick Shanley’s “Doubt”, a play which yielded the Pulitzer Prize. Basically, the play presents the depressingly typical scenario of pedophile priests. However, although the story tackles…

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Idi Amin

Idi Amin never wrote an autobiography nor authorized any official biography to be written. There is some disagreement as to when and where he was born. Biographical sources usually hold that he was born in Koboko, West Nile Province, in 1924 or 1925. According to the Ugandan researcher Fred Guweddeko of Makerere University, Idi Amin was born Idi Awo-Ongo Angoo in Kampala on 17 May 1928, fathered by Andreas Nyabire (1889–1976). Nyabire was an ethnic Kakwa and Catholic who converted…

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Catholic Faith

The Deposition c. 1442, in the Museo del Prado, Madrid, is considered as Rogier van der Weyden’s earliest and greatest work, humongous by early Netherlands standards and monumental (Kren and Marx). As portrayed, ten figures dominate the painted surface. Jesus was already taken down from the Cross and held by Joseph of Arimathaea and Nicodemus, and they are flanked by the Virgin Mary who appears to faint and the disciple John supporting her. A grieving Mary Magdalene is on the…

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Latin America and the Catholic Church

The Pope John Paul II visit to Nicaragua in 1983 had given hope to the people of Latin America and especially to the reform Catholics. Some of the reform-minded Catholics hoped that the Pope will address on the conservative order, which existed in the regime and even make efforts of ensuring the oppression and killings of the catholic priests and nuns will not happen again. In addition, they hoped the Pope will console the families, which continuously kept on losing…

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Catholic Form of Christianity

The Eastern Orthodox form of Christianity and the Roman Catholic form of Christianity as said to differ on many fundamental issues. Most individuals, in attempting to distinguish between Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism, immediately just cite that the differences are in the Pope or Purgatory or even sometimes the filioque. Historically, however, the differences are far more numerous and quite profound. The first fundamental difference between these two religions is on the issue of the fall of man. Roman Catholicism teaches…

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Why Catholics Baptize Infants

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son, so that all who believe in him may not perish, but may have eternal life. ” {John 3:16} ‘Jesus responded: “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless one has been reborn by water and the Holy Spirit, he is not able to enter into the kingdom of God. “‘ {John 3:5} ‘After these things, Jesus and his disciples went into the land of Judea. And he was living…

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The Liturgical Year

There are seven parts of the liturgical year, Ordinary time, Advent, Christmas, Ordinary time again, Lent, Paschal Triduum, and Easter. Ordinary time is common weeks that do not belong to a particular season and during this time Saints may be honored. Advent is the preparation for Christmas; Catholics are to use this time to prepare for celebrating the birth of Jesus. Christmas is the celebration of Jesus’ birthday which is celebrated December 25th of every year and for the following…

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Letters to a Young Catholic

The book “Letters to a Young Catholic” is an inquisition on the foundations of Catholic faith. It is a comprehensive introduction to Catholic theology as a different way of looking at things. Through these letters, George Weigel tackles the issue on what it really means to be a Catholic through insights about the religion’s roots and traditions, also touching on such areas as literature and music. Weigel gives a tour on some famous Catholic landmarks, taking into account people who…

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The Catholic Bishops

Evangelisation in England and Wales is a report written by Philip Knights and Andrea Murray for the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales published in 2002. Knights is a member of the Catholic Missionary Society. Murray teaches at Ushaw College, Durham. The bishops commissioned the report to assist the Church’s evangelisation efforts in the new century, aware that congregations were declining in size and that members were growing older. The report consists of eight chapters and 172 pages of…

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Roman Catholic

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT The researcher would like to thank God firstly for giving him the strength to complete this project. A big share of gratitude is given to my teacher for helping me to choose such a comfortable topic. The researcher’s parents is also to be thanked for their motivation and strong support. INTRODUCTION The Roman Catholic denomination falls under the religion of Christianity. Roman Catholics find the use of blessing very important, because they think that it is asking God to…

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Henry Viii Broke from Rome Because He Wanted to Increase His Personal Power

Part B – Henry VIII broke from Rome because he wanted to increase his personal power. Explain why you agree or disagree with this view. (24 marks) The break with Rome was the end of papal rule in England. For several reasons, which I shall discuss in this study, Henry VIII decided to replace the Pope as Head of the Church in England and appoint himself as the Supreme Head of the Church. The points needed to be looked at…

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Catholic University for Independent Thinkers

Through the intensive research conducted by myself on finding the most optimal university, I noted that University of Dallas fulfils such aim. A University that is known as “the Catholic University for independent thinkers”, which was ranked as one of the top ten politically conservative schools. It has been highly accredited for its scholarly excellence, lecture delivery and character building. Above all it is graded as one of the best private school bargains in the nation. All the aforementioned positive…

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