16 Facts About Catholics


Catholics's theses protested key points of Catholic doctrine as well as the sale of indulgences, and along with the Leipzig Debate this led to his excommunication in 1521.

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Catholics attempted to mediate between the powers and established a Vatican relief office, to assist victims of the war and reunite families.

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Catholics expressed concern against race killings on Vatican Radio, and intervened diplomatically to attempt to block Nazi deportations of Jews in various countries from 1942 to 1944.

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Catholics gave SS General Wolff a corresponding order to prepare for the action.

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Catholics instituted World Youth Day as a "worldwide encounter with the pope" for young people; it is held every two to three years.

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Catholics travelled more than any other pope, visiting 129 countries, and used television and radio as means of spreading the church's teachings.

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Catholics emphasised the dignity of work and natural rights of labourers to have fair wages and safe conditions in Laborem exercens.

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Catholics emphasised several church teachings, including moral exhortations against abortion, euthanasia, and against widespread use of the death penalty, in Evangelium Vitae.

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Catholics was known for upholding traditional Christian values against secularisation, and for increasing use of the Tridentine Mass as found in the Roman Missal of 1962, which he titled the "Extraordinary Form".

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Catholics's resignation has caused controversy among a minority of Catholics who say Benedict did not fully resign the papacy.

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Catholics's installation was attended by Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople of the Eastern Orthodox Church, the first time since the Great Schism of 1054 that the Eastern Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople has attended a papal installation.

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Catholics believe that Jesus Christ is the "Second Person" of the Trinity, God the Son.

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Catholics are normally obliged to abstain from eating for at least an hour before receiving the sacrament.

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Non-Catholics are ordinarily prohibited from receiving the Eucharist as well.

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Many Western Catholics have voiced significant disagreement with the church's teaching on contraception.

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Use of natural family planning methods among United States Catholics purportedly is low, although the number cannot be known with certainty.

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