Catholic Church

From Iron Chariots Wiki
(Redirected from Catholic church)
Jump to: navigation, search
Wikipedia-logo-en.png
For more information, see the Wikipedia article:

The Catholic Church is the largest denomination of Christianity.

It comprises the Roman Catholic Church, which follows the western rites or traditions, and the Eastern Catholic Churches, which follow eastern rites. Its head is the Pope, who is based in the Vatican, a city state within Rome. The church has a long history and its position has evolved on many issues over the centuries.

Christianity Branches.png

Contents

Criticism

The Catholic church has been criticised on a wide variety of topics:

"Look at most Catholic countries until the 1960s and beyond, in South America or Ireland or Spain: the picture of the social, political and economic effects of Catholicism is in its essentials the same. Women enslaved to child-bearing, over-large families perpetuating ignorance and poverty, backward social policies and the iron grip of a clergy acting like the Stasi in controlling the minutiae of private lives through the confessional and the influence of fear - fear of hell, among other things."

A. C. Grayling [1]

See also

References

  1. [1]

External links

Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants
Actions
wiki navigation
IronChariots.Org
Toolbox