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Confirmation
June 01, 2021
At this time of year, many of our young people receive the sacraments of Holy Communion, Penance and Confirmation. These are happy occasions. But what is evident is that the preparation that children receive for the sacraments is far less rigorous than it once was, even taking remote learning into account. Whereas previous generations would
September 28, 2016
Bishop Marcus Stock said he was concerned about the number of baptised Catholics who were not confirmed
September 12, 2016
Giuseppe Chiolo, who is being treated at an oncology ward in a Florence hospital, wrote to the Pope with a request to meet him
July 02, 2015
A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church
March 19, 2015
In a thriving London parish the catechists often ask me to give a talk to parents on how to keep their children Catholic
October 03, 2014
A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church
January 28, 2011
Should the Church revert to confirming children before they receive First Holy Communion? Or would that lead to a diminished understanding of the faith?
January 26, 2011
Archbishop Kelly of Liverpool has reversed the usual order of sacraments in his diocese
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