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  2. Roman Catholicism | Definition, Beliefs, History, & Facts

    Roman Catholicism, Christian church that has been the decisive spiritual force in the history of Western civilization. Along with Eastern Orthodoxy and Protestantism, it is one of the three major branches of Christianity. The Roman Catholic Church traces its history to Jesus Christ and the Apostles.

  3. Catholic Church - Wikipedia

    The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with 1.3 billion baptized Catholics worldwide as of 2019. It is among the world's oldest and largest international institutions, and has played a prominent role in the history and development of Western civilization.

  4. What Is Catholicism? - History, Tradition & Beliefs

    The Catholic Church is an ancient religious institution boasting over a billion members worldwide. As such, Catholicism 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.

  5. History of the Catholic Church - Wikipedia

    The history of the Catholic Church is the formation, events, and historical development of the Catholic Church through time. The tradition of the Catholic Church claims the Catholic Church began with Jesus Christ and his teachings; the Catholic tradition considers that the Catholic Church is a continuation of the early Christian community ...

  6. The Catholic Church is the largest Christian church in the world. It has over one billion members, and is the world's largest religious group. [5] [6] Its members believe that Jesus Christ started the Catholic Church 2,000 years ago. The Church’s headquarters are in the Vatican City. [7]

  7. The U.S. Catholic Church provides the compassion of Christ in numerous ways, including through health care institutions, schools and universities, charities and social service agencies, and the work of individuals, parish communities, and diocesan entities.

  8. Find Catholic Mass Times with church maps, masses and worship services near you | USCCB. Daily Readings. Find a Parish.

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    Join a Group. From game nights to Bible studies to ministry and service opportunities, parish small groups provide a great way for people to connect, support each other, and go deeper in their faith. Set up an account to find existing groups at or near your parish.

  10. What is the Catholic Church? - About Catholics

    Contents show. The Catholic Church is a global community of believers founded by Jesus Christ over two-thousand years ago. There are over 1 billion Catholics on earth. The Catholic Church is made up on many people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

  11. Catholic Answers

    Catholic Answers is a media company dedicated to sharing what the Church really teaches, and we are the world’s largest source for reliable information about the Catholic Church’s doctrine, tradition, and beliefs. Find your answers from your favorite media source: Catholic Radio Bible Navigator Latest Article The Extra-Biblical Marian Doctrines