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  1. Roman Catholicism By : Taylor Hack, Sierra Zelch, JayniDenkins, Marion Watkins

  2. Origin The founder of Roman Catholicism was Jesus. It was formed in the 3rd through 5th centuries C.E. , in the Roman-Latin empire. http://www.patheos.com/Library/Roman-Catholicism.html

  3. Latin-Roman Empire(Origin) http://www.memo.fr/Media/Empire-romain-(IIe-ap-JC).gif

  4. diffusion • Three major branches of Christianity • Roman catholic 50% • Protestant 25% • Eastern orthodox 10% Early Christianity spread across throughout the Roman Empire by contagious diffusion. • Split Roman empire and Christian church • Roman catholicism: west • Eastern Orthodox: east

  5. Beliefs/practices • unique beliefs,practices and traditions that are distinct from those of other Christians • special authority of the pope • the ability of saints to intercede on behalf of believers • the concept of Purgatory as a place of afterlife purification before entering Heaven • the bread used in the Eucharist becomes the true body of Christ when blessed by a priest. • Catholics observe seven sacraments, which are religious rituals believed to be commanded by God and effective in conferring grace on the believer.

  6. Where is it practiced • Italy • Spain • Most hispanic countries • A small portion of southern africa • Largely in the united states • Cuba • Egypt • Jerusliam

  7. Major conflicts • Corporal punishment of children • Homosexual behavior • Pre-sexual marriage • Birth control • Abortion • Evolution

  8. Current news • Catholic church is changing some of it’s response’s during open mass • The church is still fighting for the 10 commandments • Catholic churches are closing due to lack of priest to do the services and follwers

  9. Impact on landscape • Most churches in Europe are extremely old, they are, they are made of big stones, agold fixtures, and they have tall ceilings. • Churches in the U.S are more up to date and simple • The cross • the statue • the alter • stations of the cross

  10. The Vatican in Italy Catholic Church in Kentucky

  11. PICTURES Means peace pope crucifix

  12. Links/info • http://www.religionfacts.com/christianity/denominations/catholicism.htm • http://docs.google.com/viewer • http://religions.findthedata.org/q/34/1462/Where-is-Catholicism-practiced