As described in the last section, the slaves found a great
similarity between their religions and the Catholicism that
they were forced to practice.
Existence of Supernatural Powers
Both Catholicism and Voodoo have a sense of supernatural
powers or beings in their religion. Voodoo spirits and
the Catholic Holy Spirit and miracles are examples.
Life After Death
As Catholics believe in heaven and hell after death,
Voodoo practitioners share a similar belief of the
good going to a heaven-like place and the bad doomed
to live on earth as bodiless spirits. The belief of
souls is also very important to both religions.