Religion: Seven Sacraments

Good Roman Catholics live and die by seven sacraments, which they believe were instituted by Jesus Christ. The nature of these sacraments is such that they span the full life of man, but few men could lead full enough lives to receive all seven during a lifetime. Last week, however, the news service of the National Catholic Welfare Conference (U. S. hierarchical agency) discovered a man who had—the Abbé André Durupt, chaplain of a soldiers' home at Lunéville, France.

Like all good Catholics he received the sacrament of baptism in infancy, that...

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