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The Roman Catholic Church has established seven sacraments: baptism, the Eucharist, confirmation, penance, anointing of the sick, holy orders and marriage. Catholics believe these sacraments constitute the essential basi... More »

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The Great Western Schism, as opposed to the Great East-West Schism, had a profound destabilizing effect on the faith people held in the institution of the Catholic Church. Most of all, it seriously deteriorated the prest... More »

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Marriage is an important aspect of Catholic life because it is part of God's plan for procreation, it provides a safe venue for the rearing of offspring and it nurtures a loving and committed relationship between a husba... More »

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The seven Catholic sacraments include baptism, Eucharist, also known as Communion, reconciliation, confirmation and marriage. The remaining Catholic sacraments are holy orders and anointing of the sick. Catholic sacramen... More »

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There is no set order in which an individual should receive the seven Catholic sacraments, although baptism will always be the first, which along with the Eucharist, will generally be received before marriage due to age.... More »

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The seven sacraments of the Catholic church are baptism, confirmation, first communion, reconciliation, matrimony, anointing of the sick, and holy orders. Catholics consider sacraments as a means God chooses to influence... More »

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The seven holy sacraments are Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Reconciliation or Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Marriage or Matrimony and Holy Orders. In the Catholic Church, the sacraments are considered a visible sig... More »

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