Catholics, this is your lucky day! We’ve compiled a list of questions about Catholicism that you may have been too embarrassed to ask. You can find the answers listed below and on our podcast, Catholic Stuff You Should Know. If you know someone who could use some help with their faith or just needs an entertaining way to learn more about what it means to be Catholic, please share this article with them. What does “Catholic” mean? A person who believes in the teachings of Jesus Christ as recorded in the Bible and taught by the Church founded by him; a Christian not belonging to any one of various Protestant churches denying either Papal authority or Transubstantiation or both. What is the Catholic Church? The one, holy, catholic and apostolic church. Christ established it to proclaim his gospel by word and deed; he appointed apostles as its first-fruits who would be succeeded by other clergy in teaching others what they had learned from him about God’s kingdom. He commanded them to perpetuate their mission until the end of time through prayer and preaching that all might share in a living memory of Jesus Christ. How does Catholicism compare with Protestantism? Catholics are those Christians who believe in both Papal authority (the bishops represent Peter) and Transubstantiation (Jesus becomes present at Mass); Protestants, on the other hand, deny either or both these doctrines. Hence Evangelical Protestants see

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