New here? Click here to join! In the Catholic Church, anyone that has been baptized properly can and should be confirmed. Confirmation is a Sacrament in the Catholic Church in which the one who is confirmed confirmandi receives the gifts of the Holy Spirit through the imposition of hand and anointing with oils by the bishop.
What Do Catholics Believe?
The word "orthodox" means "right believing" and was adopted to signify the true religion that faithfully followed the beliefs and practices defined by the first seven ecumenical councils dating back to the first ten centuries. Eastern Orthodoxy claims to have fully preserved, without any deviation, the traditions, and doctrines of the early Christian church established by the apostles. Adherents believe themselves to be the only true and "right believing" Christian faith. The primary dispute that led to the split between Eastern Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism centered around Rome's deviation from the original conclusions of the seven ecumenical councils, such as the claim to a universal papal supremacy.
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Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. It is the world's largest religion , with about 2. Christianity remains culturally diverse in its Western and Eastern branches , as well as in its doctrines concerning justification and the nature of salvation , ecclesiology , ordination , and Christology. Their creeds generally hold in common Jesus as the Son of God —the Logos incarnated —who ministered , suffered , and died on a cross , but rose from the dead for the salvation of mankind; and referred to as the gospel , meaning the "good news". Describing Jesus' life and teachings are the four canonical gospels of Matthew , Mark , Luke and John , with the Old Testament as the gospel's respected background.
Until recent decades, the idea of a Catholic marrying outside the faith was practically unheard of, if not taboo. Such weddings took place in private ceremonies in the parish rectory, not in a church sanctuary in front of hundreds of friends and family. These days, many people marry across religious lines.