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Confirmation - Latest News
Feb 12, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- Bishop James Wall of Gallup has announced in a pastoral letter the restoration of the order of the sacraments of initiation in the mission diocese.
Jun 6, 2018 - 04:19 am .- Pope Francis Wednesday said that the sacrament of Confirmation is a gift meant to be shared with other people, both inside and outside of the Church, which he stressed is not only the hierarchy, but is made up of all baptized faithful.
May 30, 2018 - 03:43 am .- Pope Francis said Wednesday that confirmation is the sacrament in which Catholics are marked with a seal that solidifies their belonging to Christ through the Holy Spirit, who he said is God's invisible gift to each person who receives the sacrament.
May 23, 2018 - 05:45 am .- The Holy Spirit helps Catholics to do good works by giving them the gifts they need to be effective 'salt and light' in the world, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday.
May 8, 2018 - 01:55 pm .- Bishop José Guadalupe Torres Campos of Ciudad Juárez, in Chihuahua state, Mexico, conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation on 15 inmates at the prison that Pope Francis visited in 2016.
Dec 8, 2017 - 12:26 am .- Seventy-eight prisoners were baptized, confirmed, and received their First Holy Communion in an Argentine prison Dec. 1.
Jun 18, 2017 - 04:58 am .- In the name of raising up lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ, another U.S. Latin-rite diocese has decided to restore confirmation to its traditional place before first Holy Communion.
Apr 1, 2015 - 12:28 pm .- On Tuesday of Holy Week, Bishop James Conley of Lincoln offered Mass and confirmed four inmates at the Nebraska State Penitentiary, encouraging those present to embrace God’s mercy and strive for sainthood.
Jun 12, 2014 - 04:03 am .- After three years of waiting to be confirmed, Clemence Figeac was asked to read an intention of the faithful during Pope Francis' Pentecost Mass, just two days after receiving the sacrament.
Mar 23, 2014 - 03:18 pm .- Youth minister and Catholic speaker Chris Stefanick says that his confirmation preparation program “Chosen” aims to catechize and evangelize teens in a transformative way that leads them to Jesus Christ.
Dec 1, 2013 - 03:30 pm .- Pope Francis traveled to an outlying parish in his Diocese of Rome today, celebrating Mass for the first Sunday of Advent as well as the sacrament of confirmation with parishioners there.
Apr 28, 2013 - 09:33 am .- At a Mass where he confirmed 44 young people, Pope Francis encouraged the youth of the world to persist in their faith even in the midst of obstacles.