Bishop Barron recently celebrated his first Confirmations as bishop, confirming several people at Holy Cross Parish in Moore Park, CA. He shares about that, and also discusses the purpose of Confirmation and the gifts of the Holy it provokes. For this week’s listener question, Richard wonders why Jesus had to die on the cross instead of God just snapping his fingers and forgiving everyone.

Topics Discussed

  • 0:20 – Bishop Barron recounts his first confirmations as bishop
  • 2:18 – What is Confirmation and what happens when someone is confirmed?
  • 5:53 – How is Confirmation for the Church instead of the confirmandi?
  • 7:01 – What gifts does the Holy Spirit impart through Confirmation?
  • 9:50 – Why the gifts of fortitude and courage are so important today
  • 12:13 – The meaning of the gifts of piety and fear of the Lord
  • 15:16 – Choosing the right saint’s name for Confirmation
  • 19:41 – How parents should prepare their children for Confirmation
  • 22:17 – What if someone gets Confirmed, but doesn’t feel any different?
  • 25:39 – Question from listener: why did Jesus have to die on the Cross?

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9 comments on “WOF 010: The Power of Confirmation

  1. Cheryl Feb 16, 2016

    It is Moorpark, CA

  2. Mohsen Feb 16, 2016

    Lord Jesus
    Save our world .
    Peace is posible by you.
    we are less to our understandig,prsy us to be save us,pray us ,faith us,
    Wisdome us.
    And kepp us by your sayed

  3. Miriam Gravatte Feb 17, 2016

    I have sponsored 4 of my grandchildren so far. What a privilege! This podcast was superb! I hope to draw on it in the future, if I’m so privileged to work with my other 3 grandchildren. I met weekly with each one of the four of my confirmandiis, together studying The Handbook of the Catholic Faith for Youth. A wonderful resource to come to an understanding of what the Church teaches. Next time, I hope to augment that with some of Bishop Barron’s podcasts. Thank you, Bishop Barron! God bless you!

  4. Judith Snider Feb 17, 2016

    Your words about Confirmation bring this Sacrament’s meaning to a deeper fullness by explaining details I misssed out on before. My two teens will be Confirmed in April and I would like to have them hear this podcast. God bless you Bishop Barron and Brandon!!!

  5. Simon Feb 17, 2016

    The listerners question was not on Confirmation

  6. Next week, I am going to conduct a seminar on confirmation for high school students. I listened to Bishop Barron and my knowledge is refreshed and I learned new key ideas. Thank you

  7. Peggy Mar 10, 2016

    Awesome show! Very informative. God bless your good work!

  8. marcos moya Aug 9, 2016

    I am looking material for confirmation program, a friend of mine told me that you have a program for confirmation. I would like to get some examples if it is possible, my name is Marcos Moya and I am DRE in Saint Mary Help of Christians Church, Paterson New Jersey my phone number is 973 790 8651 ext 203, of my cell 973 510 7187, thanks. God blessed you

  9. I don’t know why, but every time I listen to one of these podcast episodes, I feel reinvigorated to live my faith out. Please keep it up!’

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