Oh cut me some slack, will ya? Catholicism is as Christian as it gets. We don't "focus on Mary," and we know that the only means of salvation is through the atoning death of Christ on the Cross. And if the Mass is "pagan," then a whole bunch of you Protestants are in deep dark doo-doo because your church services are based on the order of the Mass.
This is one Catholic who reads and knows her Bible very well, and that's why I can say that when you study Catholicism, you will see just how Scriptural our beliefs are. But you obviously haven't studied with a Catholic who knows why we believe what we do, and you've chosen to believe the lies that someone else has told you.
What I find hard to believe is the amount of ignorance and stupidity people have when it comes to the Catholic church. And speaking of stereotyping, every single sentence in your post except the last one stereotypes Catholics in one way or the other.
Before you post another barrage of nonsense, lies, and fabrications like this, try studying what the Church REALLY believes. If you can stop being so close-minded for a bit and find out the truth, I think you'll see that we're every bit as Christian as you are.
Thanks, Spiritroaming. . .I love you, too! :-)
Catholic convert and proud to be so