Thou art Peter and upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. With those words Jesus Christ instituted the Catholic Church. We are the one, true, original church on earth. We can trace our Papal lineage in an unbroken line directly back to Christ Himself. NO other religion can make that claim. All of the Christian churches today are valid expressions of the belief in Jesus as out Lord and Savior but none but the Catholics can claim to be the original Catholic Church. Poster such as ElhuE and AmyDB have been taught from childhood to hate the Catholic church. Sad.