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  1. The leader of the Roman Catholic Church is called the Pope, which literally means "father". Catholics say Jesus Christ established the Catholic Church, and appointed the first Pope, a disciple of his named Saint Peter, to lead all Christians. Over the last 2,000 years, different Popes have led the church.

  2. The Baltimore Catechism, the official catechism authorized by the Catholic bishops of the United States between 1885 and 1965, stated: "That is why we are called Roman Catholics; to show that we are united to the real successor of St. Peter" (Question 118), and refers to the Church as the "Roman Catholic Church" under Questions 114 and 131.

  3. Jun 15, 2020 · As a Roman Catholic myself, I now feel like the times have pretty much to drastic for me and to step away from the Catholic Church. This relates to the politics section. For months now, I felt that the sermons given to me felt like it leaned more to the right and there was nothing that leaned to the left.

  4. The central leadership body of the Catholic Church in the United States is the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, made up of the hierarchy of bishops (including archbishops) of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands, although each bishop is independent in his own diocese, answerable only to the Holy See. The USCCB elects a president to ...

  5. Jan 21, 2019 · The Latin (or Roman, but we’ll continue to refer to it as “Latin” from now on) Catholic Church is the largest of these twenty-four Churches, and is the only Western Church. The other twenty-three Catholic Churches are all referred to as Eastern Churches and have their own traditions and forms of liturgy, yet retain the same basic ...

  6. Nov 13, 2014 · Latin America is home to more than 425 million Catholics – nearly 40% of the world’s total Catholic population – and the Roman Catholic Church now has a Latin American pope for the first time in its history. Yet identification with Catholicism has declined throughout the region, according to a major new Pew Research Center survey that ...

  7. Sep 13, 2018 · The liberation theology, for instance, is a movement created inside the Catholic Church (and some Protestant denominations) which aims to mix Christianity and Marxism. Even if you are an agnostic don’t underestimate the influence they played in various regions such as Europe, Latin America and even New England.