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God Bless all of you!

The words "Catholic" & "Christian" were found in the city of Antioch in 101 to 107 AD - as when "Catholic Church" was used by St. Ignatius of Antioch in a letter about 107 AD to Christians in Smyrna (Wiki).
Christians accept the Divinity of Christ.

In 1025, the East-West schism remained Catholic-Christians in both rites.

No other Christian (followers of Christ) existed as a separate religion in the Catholic (Universal) Church UNTIL after 1517 when Martin Luther posted his thesis.
The essentials (tenets) of the Catholic faith are expressed in the "Credo" (Creed).

We pray our Creed as part of the Holy Rosary & Divine Mercy prayers; it is referred to as the Apostles creed. I broached this subject in another thread shared here:

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Catholic leaders and adherents are all human; they make mistakes - it's probably why we have the 10 Commandments & 7 Sacraments.

Catholics pray by talking to God (in adoration, thanksgiving & intercession) informally, formally, unstructured, structured, in music & song..
.. verbosely & quietly, privately & publicly, in home, in transit, in church, in visitation & in Holy Communion, in contemplation, in community, when we get up, during the day, going to bed & even in some dream stages preferring it to bad dreams.
Christian will ask their family, friends, neighbors, Twitter users & others to PRAY FOR THEM.

Well, Catholics do too. We also recognize that our loved ones who died before us are STILL ALIVE in LIFE AFTER DEATH; AND we believe CLOSER TO GOD than we are. So we WILL ask them to..
.. PRAY for us.

We ask that of God's Holy Angels including our Guardian Angel.

We ask Jesus' mother, The Blessed Virgin Mary, as well as St. Joseph & any & all of the Holy Saints.

After all, they are already closer to Jesus & we need their prayers for everyone & ourselves.
Catholics ADORE only God (Father, Son & Holy Spirit); we venerate (respect) the Saints.

Catholics abhor IDOLATRY; we use "Sacramentals" (objects that bring God closer to our mind) the same way Christians carry pictures of family, girlfriends, their wife & kids. ARE THEY IDOLS?
Catholics get MORE hate than Conservatives when one is BOTH Conservative and Catholic (additively speaking).

Rhetorical: Do you think the Pope is getting FAKE NEWS too?

The Catholic Church is the LARGEST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (1.3B; 2016).

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