The Catholic Church has received much criticism throughout its history. These include those relating to the Inquisition, which tortured and handed to the secular arm of justice to people who do not recant the doctrines contrary to the Catholic Church. As an example we mention the Spanish Inquisition, established in 1478 by a papal bull to fight the practices of judeoconversos Spanish Jew, ie the “new Christians” who maintained the Jewish faith of their elders.
It is also critical that base much of their doctrines or beliefs in extra biblical books that are not in the canon of the Bible Jewish or Protestant. For example, the Holy Trinity, the immortality of the soul, transubstantiation, the Eucharist, the existence of purgatory, the immaculate conception, the divine maternity, perpetual virginity, the Assumption of the Virgin, and the veneration of images, not taught in the Bible.
However, the Jews base their faith not only in writing, for example, books Deuterocanonicos as clergy, or Wisdom Tobias, which speaks of the prayer to the deceased. Purgatory is another of the non-canonical biblical doctrine according to Jewish or Protestant, because it is the book of 2 Maccabees deuterocanonico. While the Christians were not present at the Council of Janmia and this version was chosen in opposition to the Christians used the Septuagint is also included as the Councils of Nicea. In the Council of Nicea II, agreed to the veneration of images is as the following excerpt from the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
2131 Based on the mystery of the Incarnate Word, the seventh Ecumenical Council (Nicea in the year 787), justified against the iconoclasts the worship of sacred images: that of Christ, but also those of the Mother of God, angels and All Saints. The Son of God, incarnate, opened a new ‘economy’ of images .
Protestants say the above is prohibited according to the Ten Commandments from the Old Testament. But the Jews worshiped and accepted the use of images, for example by building the Ark of the Covenant (which had pictures of cherubs and animals to be sacrificed), or the Temple of Jerusalem in the days of Solomon (decorated with animals, cherubim and plants), not to mention the bronze serpent that according to the Bible, God sent Moses to make it to heal the Israelites, though the text mentions that before a command of the kings such destroying the snake because the people idolatrada Like God.
By Protestant groups, criticized the vote of celibacy of priests, on the grounds that the apostle Peter was married. However this criticism fails to take into account that the apostle Paul was single, and that the it recommends celibacy for those engaged in the things of God, not taking into account that in the Catholic Church, there are married priests, either in the Eastern Catholic churches (see Uniate) or former Protestant pastors ordained Catholics who choose to
He has received several criticisms from feminist groups because of their ideology considered sexist, considering that the moral prohibition on the use of contraceptives deny sexual freedom to women. Citation needed The church is now in a position of opposition against Homosexual unions, to understand how serious an attack on what they consider the true family.