5 Reasons the Catholic Church is respected
1.Contribution to education
Numerous congregations of the Catholic Church have participated for years in the educational development of people in various countries around the world. Catholic schools and colleges are known for their top-class pedagogy and general commitment to value education. Some of the most backward countries in the world are almost entirely dependent on the Catholic Church to shore up their literacy figures.
2.Solidity of doctrine
The teachings of the Catholic Church have not changed in the 2000 years that it has been in existence. What the apostles preached is what is still being preached from the pulpits. This is in sharp contrast to numerous Protestant and Pentecostal Churches that have modified traditional teachings over the course of time.
Despite being the world's single largest religious group, with close to 1.2 billion adherents, the Catholic Church displays a remarkable unity. Catholics from around the world hold on to the same beliefs, and more often than not, put up a united front with regard to issues like abortion, euthanasia and the death penalty.
Unlike the numerous Protestant denominations, Catholicism embraces regional cultures and promotes them. For example, in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, the blessed virgin is often dressed and venerated in a saree, the traditional attire of the women of the region. Indigenous beliefs and Catholicism coexist in Latin America and Mexico. the manner of worship in African Churches has numerous elements of local tribal culture.
The Catholic Church is the world's largest and most effective non-governmental organisation. It consciously identifies with the poor and actively works for their emancipation in an increasingly capitalistic world. As a result, poor people the world over have a very positive opinion of the Catholic Church.