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by Tom O'Malley

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Tom O'Malley
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According to the Catholic tradition, the history of the Catholic Church begins with Jesus Christ and his teachings (c. 4 BC – c. AD 30) and the Catholic Church is a continuation of the early Christian community established by the Disciples of Jesus.

According to the Catholic tradition, the history of the Catholic Church begins with Jesus Christ and his teachings (c. AD 30) and the Catholic Church is a continuation of the early Christian community established by the Disciples of Jesus

In this relatively slim volume Tom O'Malley takes on the formidable task of challenging one of the most powerful institutions known to mankind, namely the Catholic Church. Despite the serious nature of the work, he writes in a style that is direct, lucid and eminently readable.

In this relatively slim volume Tom O'Malley takes on the formidable task of challenging one of the most powerful institutions known to mankind, namely the Catholic Church.

The Roman Catholic Church is an ancient religious institution boasting over a billion members worldwide

The Roman Catholic Church is an ancient religious institution boasting over a billion members worldwide. As such, it is the largest Christian ecclesiastical body in the world. Because of this alone, it is important to have an accurate understanding of the Roman Catholic Church’s history and beliefs.

Criticism of the Catholic Church. Redirected from Modern criticism of the Catholic Church). The Catholic Church has been subject to criticism throughout its history for its beliefs and practices

Criticism of the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church has been subject to criticism throughout its history for its beliefs and practices. Criticisms of the Catholic Church's religious beliefs and practices have often led to breaks with other Christian groups, such as the schism with the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Protestant Reformation.

The Catholic Church is the oldest institution in the western world. It can trace its history back almost 2000 years. Significantly it abandoned the notion of the Catholic Church as the sole means of salvation. Today there are more than a billion Catholics in the world, spread across all five continents with particular concentrations in southern Europe, the United States, the Philippines and the countries of Central and South America. What binds this diverse group of people together is their faith in Jesus Christ and their obedience to the papacy. There were, it was acknowledged, other routes to heaven. This opened the way for dialogue with other churches.

This book was exactly what it self-describes as: a serious but concise history

This book was exactly what it self-describes as: a serious but concise history. It's not a devotional manual. If readers of this book are not firmly anchored in their faith and belief systems regarding the Roman Catholic Church, be very aware and astute to some of the author's teachings as they may be antithetical to the Church (my perspective alone as I have not read any condemnations of the book). Now this being said, there were some very enlightening items in this book which I never fully understood and are meaningful for not only Catholics but Christians of all denominations.

Tom McCarthy says Catholics should not be put off seeing his . What did people know and was it just the power of the Church stopping them from speaking out, or was there more to it?

Tom McCarthy says Catholics should not be put off seeing his Oscar-nominated film about the Boston Globe’s investigation into sexual abuse by clerg. More surprisingly, perhaps, the Catholic community largely welcomed it. Both Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington DC and Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, president of the US bishops’ conference, used publicity generated by the film to highlight the work done by the American Church in the last decade to try to get to grips with this most devastating of scandals. What did people know and was it just the power of the Church stopping them from speaking out, or was there more to it?

One cannot understand Latin America without understanding the history of the Catholic Church in the region.

One cannot understand Latin America without understanding the history of the Catholic Church in the region. Catholicism has been predominant in Latin America and it has played a definitive role in its development. John Frederick Schwaller looks broadly at the forces which formed the Church in Latin America and which caused it to develop in the unique manner in which it did. While the Church is often characterized as monolithic, the author carefully showcases its constituent parts-often in tension with one another-as well as its economic function and its role in the political conflicts within the Latin America republics.

Home Browse Books Book details, Catholicism: The Story of Catholic Christianity

Home Browse Books Book details, Catholicism: The Story of Catholic Christianity. Catholicism: The Story of Catholic Christianity. By Gerald O'Collins, Mario Farrugia. Catholicity' belongs, of course, among the characteristics of the Church confessed by all Christians in the litan Creed which is derived in its full form from the First Council of Constantinople (ad 381). Used at least sometimes every year by all Christians when they celebrate the Eucharist, this Creed declares a common faith in the 'one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church'.

In this relatively slim volume Tom O'Malley takes on the formidable task of challenging one of the most powerful institutions known to mankind, namely the Catholic Church. Despite the serious nature of the work, he writes in a style that is direct, lucid and eminently readable. His criticisms of the nature and practice of the Church are, above all, reasonable and accessible to all, even those with little or no knowledge of theology. We have here much more than just a critique of the Catholic Church. We also have an exploration of the nature and influence of love, which makes it universal in its appeal, transcending all religious beliefs, reaching out to those who believe that love and not fear should be the basis of our relationship with God. This book deserves to be read by all those who believe that religion still has meaning for mankind.