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Pope Francis administers Confirmation during the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, April 4, 2015.

'Chosen' aims to evangelize during confirmation prep

A confirmation program developed for parishes aims to call young people to deeper conversions, while teaching them the truths of... Read more

Bishop Sebastian Chico confirms inmates at a prison in Campos del Rio, Spain. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Cartagena-Murcia.

New bishop confirms 62 inmates in Spanish prison

In one his first acts following his ordination as bishop, a prelate in Spain confirmed 62 inmates at the Murcia... Read more

Pope Francis administers Confirmation during the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, April 4, 20145.

Gallup diocese restores order of sacraments of initiation

Bishop James Wall of Gallup has announced in a pastoral letter the restoration of the order of the sacraments of... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his June 6, 2018 general audience.

Pope Francis: The Church is not just the bishops – it's everyone

Pope Francis Wednesday said that the sacrament of Confirmation is a gift meant to be shared with other people, both... Read more

Pope Francis during his general audience in St. Peter's Square May 23, 2018.

The Holy Spirit is the invisible gift of God, Pope Francis says

Pope Francis said Wednesday that confirmation is the sacrament in which Catholics are marked with a seal that solidifies their... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience May 23, 2018.

The Holy Spirit makes our works effective, Pope Francis says

The Holy Spirit helps Catholics to do good works by giving them the gifts they need to be effective 'salt... Read more


Bishop confirms 15 inmates at Mexican prison visited by Pope Francis

Bishop José Guadalupe Torres Campos of Ciudad Juárez, in Chihuahua state, Mexico, conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation on 15 inmates... Read more

Nearly 80 prisoners baptized in Argentina

Seventy-eight prisoners were baptized, confirmed, and received their First Holy Communion in an Argentine prison Dec. 1.  Read more

First Communion.

New Hampshire diocese becomes latest to restore order of sacraments

In the name of raising up lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ, another U.S. Latin-rite diocese has decided to restore confirmation... Read more

Bishop James Conley confirms men at the Nebraska State Penitentiary March 31.

Be 'saints of this prison,' Bishop Conley tells inmates at Confirmation

On Tuesday of Holy Week, Bishop James Conley of Lincoln offered Mass and confirmed four inmates at the Nebraska State... Read more

Clemence Figeac prepares to read during Pope Francis' Pentecost Mass June 8, 2014. Photo courtesy of Clemence Figeac.

A young woman's confirmation gift: reading at Pope's Mass

After three years of waiting to be confirmed, Clemence Figeac was asked to read an intention of the faithful during... Read more

'Chosen' series. Image courtesy of Ascension Press.

New confirmation program aims to transform Catholic youth

Youth minister and Catholic speaker Chris Stefanick says that his confirmation preparation program “Chosen” aims to catechize and evangelize teens... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates the sacrament of confirmation with young people Dec. 1, 2013.

Christian life is path of encountering Jesus, says Pope

Pope Francis traveled to an outlying parish in his Diocese of Rome today, celebrating Mass for the first Sunday of... Read more

Pope Francis celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation at a Papal Mass on April 28, 2013.

Pope confirms young people, calls them to be 'steadfast'

At a Mass where he confirmed 44 young people, Pope Francis encouraged the youth of the world to persist in... Read more