Catholic church teaching on dating
Only in this application of redemption to mankind is the redemptive action of Christ completed.The doctrine of the sacraments is the doctrine of the second part of God's way of salvation to us.They were instituted by Christ and given to the Church to administer. The sacraments are the vehicles of grace which they convey.They are validly administered by the carrying out of the sign with the proper intention.It is effective not by reason of the power of intercession of priestly prayer nor on account of the worthiness of the recipient, but solely by the power of Christ. The effect of the sacrament is independent of the sinfulness or unworthiness of the minister.The Church has never tolerated any subjective qualification of the objective effectiveness of the sacraments ex opere operato.The purpose of the sacraments is to make people holy, to build up the body of Christ, and finally, to give worship to God; but being signs, they also have a teaching function.They not only presuppose faith, but by words and object, they also nourish, strengthen, and express it; that is why they are called "sacraments of faith." The sacraments impart grace, but, in addition, the very act of celebrating them disposes the faithful most effectively to receive this grace in a fruitful manner, to worship God rightly, and to practice charity. When we engage in the prayer and ritual of the Church, we are formed as Church.
Confirmation is conferred through anointing with chrism and the laying on of hands.Not all are equally qualified to administer all the sacraments.The validity of the sacrament is independent of the worthiness of the minister. Sacramentals are instituted by the Church and are effective by virtue of the Church's intercession.Through penance, the faithful receive pardon through God's mercy for the sins they have committed.At the same time, they are reconciled with the Church community.