Catholicism and the Papal Power System in History
- The Foundations of Power of the Papal System
- Catholicism 101
- Abuses of the Papal System
- Sexual Abuse in Catholicism
The Foundations of Power of the Papal System
Catholicism is the largest denomination of Christianity. One key aspect is the Catholic religion as transmitted through the succession of Popes via its branded CHURCHES.
Apostles and Popes
The first saint St. Peter the Apostle is seen as the founder of Catholicism when Jesus chose St. Peter as His Rock (first Pope).
Apostles creed gives summary of Catholic creed, man fell and Christ came to redeem mankind.
However Catholicism frowns on independent worship - mandating a priest. This is one reason the Spanish missions of Western USA and Mexico were so "mandatory" foundations of the spread of the Catholic faith.
The Pope is the leader of the Catholic church. The Catholic church is the largest of the Christian churches - about 60% of Christians are Catholic. Under him are the Heirarchial clergy in Holy Orders Deacons, monks, nuns, Priests and Bishops, other ranks are only offices (archibshop, cardinal Pope etc. although several other offices also exist)
Heavy Reliance on Symbols and Rituals - Boosts Dependence on Church
Catholicism actively encourages Symbols and icons and saints, crosses, statues and pictures are acceptable in Catholicism. Catholics widely use them as depictions of Christ, Mary, and the Saints.
Salvation in Catholicism is far more specific and involves vital church rituals - Salvation is received at baptism; Of course even very old can be baptized if done by the right ritual and priest. - Salvation may be lost by mortal sin; - Salvation can be achieved through faith and penance. - Must have a relationship with Jesus. - Salvation through Good Works. - Prescribes Seven Sacraments.
Doctrine of Papal supremacy
Favors for God - Pope and his Priests grant Absolution
Granting Divorce - or Annulment
Abuses of the Papal System
Let them BREED - Catholicism and MANY CHILDREN
AIDS prevention stopped by NOT using Condoms
Sexual Abuse in Catholicism
Catholic Priests - why allowed to persist in America?
May 2019 - It took centuries for a Pope to formally decree against sexual abuse
Pope Francis’ Motu proprio, "Vos estis lux mundi", establishes new procedures for reporting abuse and violence, and ensures that Bishops and Religious Superiors are held accountable for their actions. It includes the obligation for clerics and religious to report abuse. Every Diocese must have a system that allows the public to submit reports easily.
Now it is obligatory to report sexual and other abuses up the Church system via separate office chain.