lostexpectation wrote:i always been slightly confused about the relationship between catholic and christian.
Christianity is the religion purportedly started by a Jew named Jesus Christ, this is known as early Christianity. When it got taken over by the Romans it became Catholicism. A number of the members then seen it for the financial venture that it was, selling indulgences and such, resulting in splinter groups, protestant, Lutheran, Baptist, etc... These groups consider Catholicism to be the antithesis of Christianity but Catholics consider themselves and everyone who follows Christ to be Christian. Christianity itself is a splinter group from Judaism. Also, a lot of Born Again Christians think the pope is the Anti-Christ. Hope this clarifies things a bit.
lostexpectation wrote:you say the only religion, do you mean there only the only church...?
No, I think she means that Ireland is predominantly Catholic so there might as well be only one religion.
lostexpectation wrote:what does he mean by “It is necessary to emphasize that an apostate does not cease to be Christian.”
That's just sour grapes
on Father Kloch's part. He doesn't like the situeation so he's being a dick about it.
lostexpectation wrote:what the pope relation ship to christianity?
He's a Catholic foremost and a Christian second, but he'll never admit it.