@missmedic, you know nothing about Catholic or Protestant. When something happens in one of these groups the media is all too happy to take gasoline to the fire. When something happens in the other one they pretend it is non existent.
I'm a Catholic because I believe it is the one true religion. There are many reasons why, (i.E. I grew up with it, I've experienced the trueness of it, etc.) It's the religion that Jesus taught. It can be traced all the way back to Jesus. While the different line of protestants appear during and after the reformation. Before the reformation it was Catholic or nothing.
I am Protestant. I have heard many things that the Catholics teach that are just plain wrong and not Biblically sound. I don't agree with the teaching of all protestant denominations either, however Catholics making up the largest denomination have a greater influence than any other denomination.
@mercedez Papal infallibility, priest not allowed to be married, women not allowed to be priests, confession to a priest who can forgive our sins, purgatory, praying for the dead, praying to Mary, indulgences, Peter as the first Pope, only Catholics can be saved, I am sure I can think of more if tried but that is just a few.