Why did most Europeans follow the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church?
Most of the Europeans followed the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church because many people had a hard and short life and wanted to go to Heaven when they were dead.
What gave the church so much political power?
The ever-present threat of excommunication gave Church officials great influence in political matters. They made laws and set up courts.
How do you think the Roman Catholic impacted the daily life during the Middle Ages?
The church showed the people how to be good.
What architectural features of the cathedral reflect medieval religious beliefs?
Gothic styles and gargoyles and the spire.
Which official had the most authority in the Church?
Pope. He lives in Vatican city.
List the major events for which Roman Catholic clergy offered their services?
The birth of a child, serious illness, a marriage, or a death.
Which unique opportunity did convents offer to women?
A rare opportunity to be educated.
What were the 2 reasons for "Scholasticism"?
It uses reason to support Christian beliefs.