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Sacraments

Aleteia's collection of articles on the sacraments, the efficacious signs of Grace instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us.

First responder (who was once a seminarian) baptizes dying baby and she revives

When ordinary attempts to resuscitate her failed, an ex-seminarian volunteer fireman baptized her, and she began to cry.

How World War I influenced the celebration of All Souls Day

The numerous casualties of the "Great War" had a direct impact on how priests celebrated Mass on November 2.

The keys to a great baptism reception

7 Tips for celebrating this beautiful day without becoming exhausted and spending too much money.

An autistic priest with advice for autistic penitents and those who hear their Confessions

Added to the regular nervousness is our extra sensory or social difficulties, but these tips can help.

Here’s why you shouldn’t be ashamed of going to confession

St. John Chrysostom encouraged the penitent to view confession in a way that helps combat feelings of shame.

Before you go to confession, ask God for his healing mercy to wash over you

Imagine yourself as the one whom the Good Samaritan has found along the road, allowing him to heal your wounds.

Why St. Pius X allowed little children to receive Holy Communion

For many centuries, the Eucharist was reserved for adults, but Pius X wanted to change that.

Can a Catholic be “de-baptized”?

Baptism has a spiritual potency that can never be wiped away.

17 Ways to boost belief in the Eucharist

If each of us told five people about the Eucharist, and they each told five, and so on ...

Are the 7 sacraments mentioned in the Bible?

Catholics have always affirmed that all seven sacraments are found within the pages of the Bible.

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