By Lexi and Cheyenne

Where Catholicism Began

The original church started at Pentecost in AD 30 after Jesus died.

Happened in the forth century which was 1,700 years and 17 century ago.

Catholicism is almost the exact same way it was when it started, just few minor adjustments.

4 Main Beliefs of Catholic

  • Serving God and knowing love will help gain the happiness of heaven.
  • Jesus Christ teaches to love, know, and serve God.
  • They find truths in the Apostles' Creed that were taught by Jesus.
  • God came down on Earth as flesh and blood 2013 years ago.

The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments are found in Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5 in the Holy Bible.

These commandments are rules Catholics believe (and try to follow). They were set by God.

  1. You shall have no other gods before me.
  2. You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
  3. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.
  4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
  5. Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
  6. You shall not murder.
  7. You shall not commit adultery.
  8. You shall not steal.
  9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
  10. You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.

Organization of Catholicism

1. A leader of a Catholic church is a pastor(s), and/or priest, and and/or minister.

2. Catholics do worship in groups at churches.

3. Yes Catholics have a sacred text, it is the Holy Bible.

These Are Some Pics of Things Realated to Catholicism

Current Statistics

Approximately 1,142,000,000 people follow Catholicism.

Current population is 66.8m in 2013.

Catholic elementary schools is 5,636 in 2013.

Students attending Catholic elementary schools is 1.441m in 2013.

Catholic secondary schools is 1,205 in 2013.

Students attending secondary schools is 590,883 in 2013.