Is there a denomination that is like the Catholic Church, but without praying to saints or believing the priest has to forgive your sins and things like that? What I like about the Catholic Church is the liturgy and the reverent form of worship. Is there are Church like that?
Asked by Anonymous at 5:58 AM on Nov. 13, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by Dr.Donna at 7:57 AM on Nov. 13, 2010
Answer by tortkey at 7:27 AM on Nov. 13, 2010
Answer by ILoveCade at 6:06 AM on Nov. 13, 2010
Answer by kittieashy at 9:31 AM on Nov. 13, 2010
Answer by gammie at 10:22 AM on Nov. 13, 2010
Answer by Gal51 at 12:28 PM on Nov. 13, 2010
Asking saints to pray for you isn't any different than asking your living relatives and friends to pray for you. If you don't like the practice, even as a Catholic, you are not required to do it. Catholics aren't even required to ask living people to pray for them.
In terms of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, I think your friends have it a little wrong. That isn't uncommon for people who were raised in the faith and haven't spent the time to learn the Catechism well. If you are interested in exactly what the Sacrament entails and why Catholics think it's important, here is a good place to start.
Answer by Dr.Donna at 8:06 AM on Nov. 14, 2010
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