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FaithFaith in Focus
America Staff
Whether carefully reflected upon or chosen at random, picking a confirmation name is a personal and spiritual journey for Catholics, reflecting a connection to the saints or a loved one and a commitment to embodying their virtues.
FaithFaith in Focus
Mitchell Rozanski
In young people preparing for confirmation, I see a yearning for something more in their lives, beyond the noise and distractions of technology and social isolation.
FaithFaith in Focus
Ellen Kelly
I had hoped she would want to be confirmed, but I also know that this step in her faith journey is not about me.
FaithFaith and Reason
William T. Ditewig
Eliminating a seminary diaconate is not only possible but necessary for envisioning a mature and fully formed diaconate for the future.
Caroline De Sury — OSV News
Record-breaking surge in Easter baptisms reflects shifting religious landscape in France, with increasing numbers of adults and adolescents seeking entry into the Church amidst what many describe as accelerated de-Christianization.
FaithFaith in Focus
Stephanie BerriosClaire Gaudiani
The sacrament of confirmation is the pathway to an adult faith life for young people. As their teachers, it is our job to help today’s confirmation class students meet and love Jesus and live his Gospel. But our job today poses unique challenges.