Envy and Confirmation

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q: I’m afraid I have a mundane request.

I was looking online for a simple answer to the question of why children of catechetical age receive all three sacraments of initiation in one ceremony, whereas children who are born Catholic wait to be confirmed and receive Communion, and I came across your excellent article on the subject. I was wondering: Would you mind improving the formatting so that those black question mark symbols no longer appear? Those symbols make it a little hard to read, so before I direct people to it, I thought I’d see if you would be willing to make it look a little cleaner.

Thank you for your time and especially for your insights on the initiation process.


A: Thanks for your message, Nicholas.

A cleaned copy is available HERE and on the “Articles” page.