Sacraments

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The Seven Sacraments

God lovingly touches all of the stages of life through the seven sacraments. Pope Francis talks about the sacraments and their meaning in our everyday lives as Christians.

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An Introduction to the Sacraments

The sacraments are drawn from the love that Jesus had for all of us by becoming human. Each is designed to draw us closer to God.

Fr. Don Miller, OFM

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Sacrament of Baptism

Having a baby baptized is both an act of faith and a cultural affair. What does that mean?

Fr. Don Miller, OFM

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Sacrament of Confirmation (Image: Diocese of Fort Worth)

Sacrament of Confirmation

If the Sacrament of Confirmation isn't a “coming of age” celebration, than what is it?

Fr. Don Miller, OFM

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Sacrament of the Eucharist

Sacrament of the Eucharist

The Church invites us to celebrate the Eucharist and to receive Holy Communion “often” and “worthily.” But what does that mean?

Fr. Don Miller, OFM

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Sacrament of Reconciliation (Image: Dimitry Ryzhkov)

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Three things are required for a sin to be mortal: serious matter, full consent, and full knowledge. What's the difference?

Fr. Don Miller, OFM

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Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick

This sacrament is not the "kiss of death." But what is it exactly?

Fr. Don Miller, OFM

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The Sacrament of Marriage (Image: Grazia Mele)

Sacrament of Marriage

Jesus raised the human institution of marriage to the dignity of a sacrament. But why?

Fr. Don Miller, OFM

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Sacrament of the Holy Orders (Image: Artur Nowacki)

Sacrament of Holy Orders

A calling to religious life is a gift from God. But what if I feel unworthy?

Fr. Don Miller, OFM

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