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Bishop Marcus Stock said he was concerned about the number of baptised Catholics who were not confirmed

Giuseppe Chiolo, who is being treated at an oncology ward in a Florence hospital, wrote to the Pope with a request to meet him

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In a thriving London parish the catechists often ask me to give a talk to parents on how to keep their children Catholic

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Should the Church revert to confirming children before they receive First Holy Communion? Or would that lead to a diminished understanding of the faith?

Archbishop Kelly of Liverpool has reversed the usual order of sacraments in his diocese

Let’s delay the sacrament until children are 16

Archbishop Bernard Longley pictured with Augustinian Friars, from left, Fr Laurence Brassil, Fr Michael Roche, Prior, and Fr George Donaghy, parish priest of St Mary’s Harborne