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.
“You Hold Me Now” worship and praise song from Hillsong featuring Jad Gillies, worship leader. This song is featured on “Faith Hope Love” DVD/CD 2009 release. Hillsong Church (formerly Hills Christian Life Centre) is a Pentecostal Christian church affiliated with Australian Christian Churches, the Australian branch of the Assemblies of God denomination. The church is located in Sydney, Australia, headquartered at its “Hills” campus in Baulkham Hills’ Norwest Business Park in the Hills District. It also has a congregation designated the “City” campus which is located in Waterloo, near Sydney’s central business district. The church’s senior pastors are Brian and Bobbie Houston, who started the church in Baulkham Hills in 1983, later to merge with a church in the city to form Hillsong Church. Apart from the two main campuses, Hillsong Church currently has 14 extension services across Sydney. These extension services are based on either location or culture and rely on Hillsong Church for support and leadership. Hillsong Church’s international offshoots include Hillsong Church London, in the United Kingdom, Hillsong Church Kiev in Ukraine, Hillsong Church Cape Town in South Africa. These churches also have services in Paris, Berlin and Moscow. Hillsong Music has topped Australian charts, with albums achieving gold and platinum sales status. Hillsong has made its mark internationally with many travelling to Sydney for the annual Hillsong Conference, which attracts over 26000 …
Grandparent housing on hold
A proposal by Calvary Baptist Church to create affordable housing for grandparents raising their grandchildren in Jamaica has been put on hold due to a lack of funds, the developer said this week. Read more on Queens Chronicle
Religion Notes /News of area faith groups
The Rev. Quinton C. Foster will be installed as pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, 1184 Genesee St., during a 4 p.m. service on March 27. The Rev. Stanley T. Hillard of Houston will preach. Read more on The Buffalo News
Question by ct2345: How does the Roman Church hold together the people of Europe during the Dark Ages?
How does the Roman Church hold together the people of Europe during the Dark Ages?
Answer by shjOlds_442 Died or become catholic.
“Foxe’s book of Martyrs,” by John Foxe
Cathy, starting in ch. 4, it speaks directly what the catholic church did to people starting around the 2nd or 3rd century. When it speaks of the Queen of England, it is speaking of the Queen that was a catholic and how the “bloody tower” became bloody.
Cathy, your time lines are written based on what the vatican wants us to believe. I was listening to the vatican II counsel in ’65. Where were you? I use to be a catholic. I don’t trust anything they say anymore.
Another book to consider is titled, “The Prince,” by Machiavelli. It speaks of the wars started by the vatican in his day.
St. Louis Church of Christ to hold Fall Kick-Off
St. Louis Church of Christ, 1075 W. Monroe Road in St. Louis, will hold its annual Fall Kick-Off on Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. Read more on The Morning Sun
Church donates to education program
Tabernacle Church of God in Christ recently presented a $ 1,000 check to the Valdosta City School System’s Homeless Educational Services program in an effort to meet the needs of homeless children within the school system. Read more on The Valdosta Daily Times
Lifesaving device donated to church
Life is a little safer at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Cappeln, in southwestern St. Charles County, after an automated external defibrillator (AED) was donated to the church Aug. 29. Read more on Suburban Journals
Calvary UM Church to hold peach festival
Calvary United Methodist Church will hold its annual peach festival from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the church located at 328 Calvary Church Road, Champion, near Ritenour’s Saw Mill. Cost is $ 5 for adults, $ 4 for children ages 4 to 12; children age 3 and younger eat free. Read more on Daily Courier
MILAN: Calvary Baptist Church celebrates annual Homecoming tradition
It was food, fun and fellowship on the grounds surrounding Calvary Baptist Church in Milan Sunday as dozens of church members and guests gathered to celebrate the congregation’s annual Homecoming tradition. Read more on The Milan News-Leader
YORK – Wednesday evening Bible study at Bethel Lutheran Church resumes on Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. The topic will be “Connecting Sinai to Calvary”, a study about how God used everything in the lives of his Old Testament People to point them to Jesus and what Jesus would do for them. Read more on York News-Times
St. Louis Catholic Church to hold festival this weekend
CALEDONIA – St. Louis Catholic Church, 13207 Highway G, willhold their annual festival Friday through Sunday, Aug. 20-22. Hoursare 6 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.Sunday. Read more on The Journal Times
St. John’s Church news: Aug. 19-26 — and a note about Tom Maccarone
Here’s what is happening at St. John the Evangelist Church, 174 Humphrey St., Swampscott — and news about an upcoming kidney transplant for parishioner and former Swampscott High School teacher Tom Maccarone …. Read more on Swampscott Reporter
Church takes aim at old library branch
Hoping to expand the facilities at St. James Armenian Apostolic Church, members of the Watertown congregation have their sights set on the land next door — home to a long-vacant branch of the public library. Public library – Armenian Apostolic Church – Watertown Massachusetts – Church – Christianity Read more on Boston Globe