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Is confirmation mentioned in the bible?

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Full Question Is confirmation as a sacrament mentioned in the bible? Answer The sacrament of confirmation is the reception of the Holy Spirit through the laying on of hands.  This is separate from baptism as can be seen in the New Testament. Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word






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Meet the woman who helped revive Catholic art after the Reformation

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Baroque Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi is hailed as a ‘feminist icon’ based on her portrayal of the female ‘hero,’ who through violence enacts symbolic revenge against men, and her supposed defiance of Counter-Reformation taboos. But the artist should actually be remembered for the significant role she played in supporting the Catholic revival of art in






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Want to get close to your (Heavenly) Mother? Check out this book.

For Catholics, it’s fairly par for the course to be questioned by non-Catholics about the Blessed Virgin Mary at some point. And that’s probably because the Catholic Church has a lot to say about her. Church teaching holds that Mary was conceived without sin, that she maintains perpetual virginity, that she conceived by the Holy






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My dream for my kids: celibacy

As a husband and father of two, my highest ambition is to have no grandchildren Few passages in Holy Writ ring true like St Paul’s lines in 1 Corinthians about not being able to get a proper look at our own reflections. When I was a teenager, I told anyone who would listen that my






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The graves of the first African slaves

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Archaeologists have identified the origins of some of the first slaves brought to the Americas. Researchers used DNA to confirm their findings. Archaeologists researching slavery in the Americas have unearthed what may be the graves of the first slaves imported from Africa. Excavating a site in the Canary Islands, the archaeologists discovered some of the






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New ‘Pope Pius XIII’ drama is ‘not wildly inaccurate’, says HBO chief

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A television series starring Jude Law as Pope will premiere this Autumn The HBO programming chief has said that the new television programme about the life of a fictional Pope is not entirely unrealistic. When questioned by Patheos blogger Kate O’Hare about the Catholic Church’s portrayal in the new mini series ‘The Young Pope’, HBO official Casey






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