After spending over a day trying to figure out how to display a specific category on a WP Page, I came away with a better understanding that WP was not designed to work that way. WP Pages are special pages in that they are designed to display static text only.
The reason a lot of people ask about displaying a specific category on a WP Page is because many themes display a WP Page as a link on an horizontal menu bar.
One of the moderators of the WP forum, Moshu, has written a tutorial that explains the process and anyone looking for a solution for displaying a category on a WP Page owes him a big thanks for the tutorial.
I've posted this in the hopes that it will save others a lot of time and energy trying to create category pages