How does the "old Catholic" differs from a contemporary Catholic(Vatican II or a traditiona list(Vatican I only)?

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  • Doug
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    The earlier version is truly Catholic, as the Church was, for the past 2,000 years, while the newer version is a very much a watered down, weaker and less powerful "Catholic Lite" - more in line with Protestant beliefs and practices. Church leadership is also sorely lacking and corruption is much more widespread. (Pardon the obvious pun.)

    Source(s): www.askmeaboutgod.org
    • Chi girl
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      7 months agoReport

      The Catholic Church is 1000 years old -- one of the two Churches which resulted from the Great Schism of 1054, the other being the Eastern Orthodox Christian Church.

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  • 7 months ago

    The Old Catholics are not in communion with the Catholic church, but they do generally have valid apostolic succession. There are not many of them, and they are not a united body with a single set of agreed doctrines.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Catholic_Church

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  • Forget it, for them it makes everything a broth!

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  • 7 months ago

    The contemporary Catholic seeks a more ecumenical approach toward other Christian churches, whereas the traditionalist are more dogmatic about following the old doctrines and traditions. They believe that the only true church is the Catholic Church. They consider those who are non-Catholics to be Christian, but that they are living in error and without the fullness of the faith. Ironically, many people within those other Christian churches hold the same perspective toward the Catholic Church.

    • American Catholic
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      7 months agoReport

      Are you a Catholic who believes that Protestants have the fullness of the faith?

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  • Ala
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    7 months ago

    There are Catholics with very traditionalist views who refuse to support Vatican ll and scream about the "horrors" of altar girls and rage about the "outrageous" practice of taking communion in the hand instead of directly on the tongue.

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  • Jake
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    7 months ago

    Catholicism is the One True Faith. A person can know many truths about God and His Church by reciting the rosary each day with care.

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  • 7 months ago

    There is no such distinction of "old Catholic" versus "contemporary Catholic" within the Catholic Church. We are all Catholics. Your delineation of camps before and after Vatican II suggests that you are talking about Catholics versus Sedevacantists. The latter does not recognize any of the popes since the death of Pope Pius XII in 1958. Because of this they are not in communion with the Catholic Church.

    Also, there is the difference between the major ways that the mass is celebrated. The Novus Ordo and the Latin mass. The latter is more traditional because it is pretty much the same kind of mass that was exclusively celebrated before Vatican II. But those who attend the Latin Mass are no different from the members who attend the Novus Ordo mass. Like I said, we are all still one holy and apostolic Catholic Church.

  • Otto
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    There is no difference , because they worshiped the Trinity , not the true God.

    Source(s): Bible
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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    Differentiation is by the number of children raped in the basement...

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  • 7 months ago

    The old Catholics didn't worship Trump.

    Contemporary ones do.

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