Catholicism is a Christian religion. It is one of the main Christian religions together with Protestantism and Eastern Orthodoxy.
Catholics belong to Roman Catholic Church, which means that they accept the authority of the pope, also known as the bishop of Rome. Catholics also have certain beliefs and practice various ways of worship. They also have a distinct outlook on life and the role of God in it.
There are two kinds of Catholics: Western (or Latin) and Oriental (or Eastern). Both these trends accept the pope as the bishop of Rome. However, they do have their separate and distinct traditions, customs and religious services.
One of the main ideas of Catholicism is that sin is a spiritual issue that had an initial impact on humanity. Catholics also believe that sin can damage and even kill spirituality. God’s grace is the only remedy that can help people deal with their sins. The best source of divine grace is communion, which is a religious sacrament.
Catholics have a number of sacraments and rites. They believe that the most important sacraments have been created by Jesus, who then entrusted them to His Church.
There four main parts of the Catholic religion. They are the teachings, the sacraments, the moral code and the prayer. Church teachings can get very complex, but the basics are explained in the Ten Commandments and the Creed of the Church. Catholics also believe that the Bible is error-free word of God. To become Catholic, a person has to go through the sacrament of Baptism, which is necessary for salvation.
Catholics consider body and soul to be one. The religion is based on the belief that humankind is a combination of material and spiritual worlds. This being said, Catholics believe that God created both worlds, including the material one.