Saints Sinners: A History of the Popes. 126 Saints and devotions Main articles: Saint, Canonization, Veneration, and Catholic devotions A saint (also historically known as a hallow) is a person who is recognized as having an exceptional degree of holiness or likeness or closeness to God, while canonization is the act. The New Shape of World Christianity (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2009 191. 415, collective letter of bishops of Spain, addressed to the bishops of the world. 103 104 The New Testament records several events considered integral to the establishment of the Catholic Church including Jesus' activities and teaching and his appointment of the apostles as witnesses to his ministry, suffering, and resurrection. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 162 Confirmation Main article: Confirmation in the Catholic Church The Catholic Church sees the sacrament of confirmation as required to complete the grace given in baptism. 2332: Sexuality affects all aspects of the human person in the unity of his body and soul. 12 The Latin Church, the twenty-three Eastern Catholic Churches, and institutes such as mendicant orders and enclosed monastic orders reflect a variety of theological and spiritual emphases in the church. "Responses to Some Questions Regarding Certain Aspects of the Doctrine of the Church".