Question by Marcel: How did the Roman Church succeed in getting such a firm hold on society during the Middle Ages?
How did the Roman Church succeed in getting such a firm hold on society during the Middle Ages?
Answer by Mia It started long before that and was greatly influenced by the development of one centralized religious authority and the increase in power that entailed and then the intermingling of government and religion. The Catholic Church could also imposed taxes. In addition to collecting taxes, the Church also accepted gifts of all kinds from individuals who wanted special favors or wanted to be certain of a place in heaven. The power of the Catholic Church grew with its wealth. The Catholic Church was then able to influence the kings and rulers of Europe.
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Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Bosham (during construction of extension)
Image by Mr MPD
Taken on 15th March 2012. This is Bosham’s Roman Catholic church. The permanent building, shown here in the middle of an extension project, was finished in 1970, replacing a secondhand temporary building which had been bought and brought in from Kent. It occupies a prominent corner site.
Interviews during #CCDA2011 in Indianapolis — Today with twitter.com — a graduate of Fuller Seminary now ministering in Washington DC. For conference information, see CCDA.org Special video-production thanks to Ben McCann, @Catalist4182 – http Video Rating: 0 / 5
Question by STRAUSSIAN: What was the role of the Roman Catholic church during the genocide in Rwanda in 1994?
I have read that the role of the Church was not positive at all, and that some Catholic priests actually helped encourage the violence.
Why is this? Why didn’t the Roman Catholic church in Rwanda take a strong stance AGAINST genocide?
Answer by Mike K Hello,
Didn’t do enough fast enough like everyone else. Much comes down to individual actions with people not living up to their ideals and obligations much like Peter who denied Jesus through to the other apostles who coward away when Jesus was taken.
Here is more or less the outcome:
Many clergy did not protect civilians who sought their help, either from fear for personal safety or desire to see them killed. A smaller number incited the genocide. These include most prominently Seventh-day Adventist Church pastor Elizaphan Ntakirutimana, who was convicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and Theophister Mukakibibi and Maria Kisito, Rwandan Roman Catholic nuns sentenced for helping to kill hundreds of Tutsi during the genocide. Also involved were Roman Catholic priests Wenceslas Munyeshyaka, Athanase Seromba, and Emmanuel Rukundo, all of whom have been convicted of genocide.
Some individual members of the religious community attempted to protect civilians, sometimes at great risk to themselves. For example, Mgr. Thaddée Ntihinyurwa of Cyangugu preached against the genocide from the pulpit and tried unsuccessfully to rescue three Tutsi religious brothers from an attack, while Sr. Felicitas Niyitegeka of the Auxiliaires de l’Apostolat in Gisenyi smuggled Tutsi across the border into Zaire, until she was executed by a militant militia in retaliation. In her book Left to Tell: Discovering God in the Rwandan Holocaust (2006), Immaculee Ilibagiza, a Tutsi woman, describes hiding with seven other Tutsi women for 91 days in a bathroom in the house of Pastor Murinzi – for the majority of the genocide. At the St Paul Pastoral Centre in Kigali, about 2,000 people found refuge and most of them survived, due to the efforts of Fr Celestin Hakizimana. This priest ‘intervened at every attempt by the militia to abduct or murder’ the refugees in his centre. In the face of powerful opposition, he tried to hold off the killers with persuasion or bribes.
Sadly everyone from the Christian churches to the USA and EUC themselves, not to mention the UN really screwed this up.
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Question by : The Roman Catholic Church faced many challenges during the High Middle Ages. What were they?
I have a world civilizations exam tomorrow and this is the essay question, can someone help me answer this?
The Roman Catholic Church faced many challenges during the High Middle Ages. What were they? How did the church manage to meet each challenge and survive? Describe the relationship between church and state at the end of the High Middle Ages.
Any help would be great.
Answer by I Don’t Take YA Seriously Guess you shouldve read the chapter huh
Question by : What is the best outreach activity your church does during Christmas?
we give free meals, and sponsor kids during Christmas. Free concerts, free garage sales, free movies are other things we do too.
Answer by Splinter We invite people to church to preach the word of truth to them. Some hear and stay, some don’t and leave.
1Corinthians 1:21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
That’s the wau God chose to save people, not by yard sales and handouts. That’s what the govenment does. Look where we are as a nation.
Question by W of P: When you were a kid, did you ever crawl around under the church pews during the church service
Providing, of course, that your parents took you to church when you were a little kid.
Answer by Pastor A At that age I was in a children’s church designed for kids my age.