In July 1536

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In July 1536, Henry's government issued the Ten Articles, which upheld traditional  Catholic teachings on the sacraments of the altar, penance, and baptism. In 1537, the  other four traditional sacraments of confirmation, holy matrimony, holy orders, and  extreme unction were defended in an official primer called  The Institutions of a Christian  Man,  also known as "The Bishops' Book." Henry demonstrated a more firm commitment  to Catholic theology with the 1539 passage through Parliament of the Six Articles.  These articles stated that the Church of England upheld the traditional doctrines of  Transubstantiation, celibacy for priests, the inviolability of monastic vows, the legality of  private masses, and the necessity for oral confessions to a priest. Parliament next  passed a statute that appointed penalties for violations of the Six Articles. At the same time, obedience to the authority of the Roman Church was made treason, 
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