Date: May 17, 2018 10:09AM
There are so many similarities between these two religions, it could be a college course. Or seminary!
I guess for those who truly haven't had enough of these teachings in Mormonism, they can go Catholic? Could just stay LDS and keep a lot more people happy with you, though...
It should be obvious that simply because one is mentally checked out during a service does not negate the doctrines and actions of The Church.
"Is everything in the Bible true?
Scripture is inspired, meaning that God guided the human authors, who wrote only what God intended. Scripture is also inerrant, meaning that it teaches the truth, and not falsehood, taking into account the human author’s intention and
human limitations, as well as the literary genres of the time.
Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:16-17
CCC: nos. 105-14
Vatican II (1962-65): “The books of Scripture must be acknowledged as teaching
solidly, faithfully and without error that truth which God wanted put into sacred
writings for the sake of salvation.” (Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation Dei Verbum)
What is so special about Sunday?
Sunday is the day of the week on which Jesus rose from the dead. Catholics set aside the Lord’s Day for rest from their labors and above all for the celebration of the Eucharist. This fulfills the commandment to keep holy the Sabbath day.
Scripture: Psalm 118:24; Matthew 28:1
CCC: nos. 2174, 2192-95
St. Justin Martyr (2nd century): “We all gather on the day of the sun, for it is the first
day [after the Jewish Sabbath, but also the first day] when God, separating matter
from darkness, made the world; and on this same day Jesus Christ our Savior rose from the dead.
Why do we accept as true what the Church teaches in matters of faith and morals?
We accept Church teaching as true because the Church speaks with the authority of Christ Himself. Christ identifies with His Church and commissioned the Church to bring His teaching to all the world.
Scripture: Matthew 28:19-20; Luke 10:16; Acts 9:4; Ephesians 5:21-32
Compendium: 16, 430
CCC: nos. 2032-37
YouCat: 13, 24, 343-44
Act of Faith: “. . . I believe these and all the truths which the Holy Catholic Church
teaches because you [God] have revealed them, who can neither deceive nor be deceived.
What is the vocation of every Christian?
All baptized Christians are called by God to become like Jesus and, according to their state of life, to participate in the building up of the Church.
Scripture: John 17:3; 1 Corinthians 9:16
CCC: nos. 826-28, 900
What is purgatory?
Purgatory is the state of those who die in God’s friendship, assured of their eternal
salvation, but who still need purification to enter into the happiness of heaven.
We can help the souls in purgatory by offering prayers and sacrifices for them.
Scripture: 2 Maccabees 12:46; Matthew 12:32; 1 Corinthians 3:15; Compendium: 210-11
CCC: nos. 1030-32
Who is the Pope?
The Pope is the successor of St. Peter, the head of the Apostles, to whom Christ entrusted the keys to the kingdom. He is the Bishop of Rome and the pastor of the entire Church as Christ’s chosen representative on earth.
Scripture: Matthew 16:13-19
CCC: nos. 862, 880
What is religious life?
Religious life, also known as consecrated life, is a way of life approved by the Church in which one seeks to follow Christ as perfectly as possible. Consecrated life usually entails vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience after a period of
formation and intensive prayer.
Scripture: Matthew 19:21, 27-29; 1 Corinthians 7:32-35
CCC: nos. 914-33, 944-45