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Christy Sanchez STILL CATHOLIC AFTER ALL THESE YEARS I believe in God Father Almighty and in Jesus Christ His only begotten son Our Lord who was born of the Holy Ghost and of Mary the Virgin who was crucified under Pontius Pilate and buried on the third day He rose from the dead ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father from whence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead and in the Holy Ghost the Holy Church the remission of sins and the resurrection of the dead Apostles Creed I am Catholic and this prayer that is said at church every Sunday encompasses my beliefs as a Catholic Before I get into what I believe in as a Catholic I would like to give some background on the religion itself because this has also shaped my beliefs Catholicism comes from Christianity Of all the religions Christianity is the most widespread and has the largest number of members Smith p317 Christianity is based on actual history and they have historical facts to back up a lot of the ideas The word Catholic is generally taken to mean universal although the Greek roots of the word mean according to kata the whole holos In the ancient Church it was used to refer to a single visible communion separate from others bonded together through faith in Jesus Christ web As far back as the ninth century St Cyril of Jerusalem stated The Church is called Catholic because it teaches universally and infallibly each and every doctrined which must come to the knowledge of men concerning things visible and invisible heavenly and earthly because it brings every race of men into subjection to holiness because it universally treats and heals every class of sins and because it possesses within itself every conceivable form of virtue in deeds and in words and in the spiritual
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