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Are Catholic children given Saints' names on Confirmation?

Yes. Catholic.com has a Q&A (What happened to confirmation names?) which addresses your question very nicely (including your question about the name given at Baptism): Answer: The custom of ...
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In the Church of England, can one accept communion without being confimed?

This comes under Canon B15A. The only essential prerequisite is baptism. Other than that: If you're a member of the C of E, you should be confirmed (or at least want to be confirmed) to take ...
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Is the receipt of the Sacrament of Confirmation a requirement before receiving the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony?

While it is not an absolute requirement that Catholics be confirmed before they are married in the Church, confirmation before marriage is something the Church strongly urges. The Code of Canon Law ...
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In Roman Catholicism, how far back in history does the process (Sacrament) of Confirmation go?

According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, the sacrament of Confirmation comes directly from the beginning of the Church, as performed by the Apostles, and thus, it is part of the Oral Revelation (or ...
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What does Western Catholic infant baptism and confirmation involve, especially with regard to being identified as a Catholic?

What does Western Catholic infant baptism and confirmation involve, especially with regard to being identified as a Catholic? Children baptized as infants are recognized as being Catholics, regardless ...
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Is a baptized but not confirmed Catholic really a Catholic?

Short answer: Yes, that is incorrect, because baptism in the Catholic Church makes you Catholic CCC 1213 Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit ...
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In Roman Catholicism, how far back in history does the process (Sacrament) of Confirmation go?

Confirmation as a sacrament in the Catholic Church was instituted by Our Lord Jesus Christ himself. As luchonacho points out this sacrament is well treated in the Catholic Encyclopedia. The Sacrament ...
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Are Catholic children given Saints' names on Confirmation?

Are Catholic children given Saints' names on Confirmation? The short answer is yes, but this tradition is not completely universal. We should also keep in mind that Eastern Rite Catholics baptize and ...
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How does an unconfirmed Catholic engaged person get confirmed before marriage?

Technically, one does not absolutely need to be confirmed in order to be married. Canon 1065 section 1 of the Code of Canon Law reads Catholics who have not yet received the sacrament of confirmation ...
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I seek the LDS perspective concerning Cornelius and his house receiving the Holy Ghost without laying on of hands in Acts 10:44-45

There is no contradiction to the claims Joseph Smith made. The Holy Ghost is the convincing power of God unto [them] of the truth of the Gospel (from Joseph Smith quote) Cornelius and other's in ...
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Can People Who Aren't Saved, Heal in Jesus’ Name?

Your ‘backstory’ explains several things that will help in offering an answer. Immediately, there appears to be a need for you to learn from Jesus’ own words on this subject, and then to subject ...
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In Reformed theology or Reformed churches what does the confirmation "ceremony" do?

In Reformed churches, children of believers are baptized at infancy and are considered members of the covenant community of God, even before they profess faith. However, they can't participate in ...
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Why is oil the suitable "matter" for the Sacrament of Confirmation?

Both the new and the old Catechisms have something to say in this respect, and approach the subject from slightly different angles. The Roman Catechism states in its article on Confirmation: We now ...
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What does Western Catholic infant baptism and confirmation involve, especially with regard to being identified as a Catholic?

Since then, I have wondered if baptised infants of Catholic parents are identified as being a member of the Catholic Church. Well, identified by whom? "Being a Catholic" is not, as far as I'm aware, ...
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Concerning the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

The Canadian and American Rites of Christian Initiation differ because it is basically permitted by Rome. ADAPTATIONS BY THE CONFERENCES OF BISHOPS IN THE USE OF THE ROMAN RITUAL In ...
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Who can give the sacrament of confirmation in the Catholic Church?

A bishop has the power to confirm, but this power can be delegated to a priest. See the Catechism of the Council of Trent's section on Confirmation: Minister of Confirmation Pastors should ...
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Do Lutherans and Catholics have the same beliefs regarding the purpose of Confirmation?

In the Lutheran faith confirmation is not a sacrament as it is for Catholics. According to the book of Concord Article XIII(VII) confirmation does not meet the criteria which make a sacrament as it ...
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Does reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation change a Catholic's standing the Church?

Does reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation change a Catholic's standing the Church? The reception of the sacrament of confirmation marks the recipient permanently, making it impossible to ...
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What is the difference between Baptism and Confirmation in the Catholic Church?

What is the difference between Baptism and Confirmation in the Catholic Church? Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion are the three sacraments that make up what we typically call the sacraments of ...
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Who can validly confer the sacrament of confirmation?

Who can validly confer the sacrament of confirmation? Who can validly confer the sacrament of confirmation according to the Roman Catholic Church? According to Catholicism, the ordinary minister of ...
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Why do some traditional Catholics choose Confirmation in the Extraordinary Form over going with their parish Confirmation?

Why do some traditional Catholics choose Confirmation in the Extraordinary Form over going with their parish Confirmation? Having been attached to the traditional form for now more than 40 years and ...
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Has the age of Confirmation Catholics changed since Vatican I?

Has the age of Confirmation Catholics changed since Vatican I? The short answer seems to be yes. The real change to an earlier age for confirmation really began after 1910 when Pope St. Pius X decreed ...
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In Reformed theology or Reformed churches what does the confirmation "ceremony" do?

In the Lutheran tradition the rite of Confirmation is viewed, among other things, as a type of preparation for entering into adolescence. In the more traditional branches of Lutheranism there is ...
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In Catholicism, after receiving absolution from mortal sin, how do we regain the effects of the sacraments of baptism & confirmation?

You seem to be asking about the “reviviscence” of the Sacraments (reviviscentia sacramentorum). (b) It is certain and admitted by all, that if Baptism be received by an adult who is in the state of ...
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Baptism first name (or confirmation middle name) for special devotion to the Holy Trinity?

Baptism first name (or confirmation middle name) for special devotion to the Holy Trinity? Most Catholics baptismal names are generally have their origins from canonized saints, but not always. Early ...
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Can People Who Aren't Saved, Heal in Jesus’ Name?

I believe a reason for asking the question is to know if answers to prayer or ability to perform Miracles can be used as evidences to knowing if a person is Saved or not. Firstly, beleive in Jesus ...
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How do Lutherans or Reformed Christians interpret Acts 8:16?

To start out with: I agree with Nigel J that in my life-long experience as a protestant, water-baptism has not generally been made out to be a necessary act to receive the Holy Spirit. On the contrary,...
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If the Sacrament of Confirmation gives the gift of fortitude, why are we still afraid to do the right thing?

If the Sacrament of Confirmation gives the gift of fortitude, why are we still afraid to do the right thing? The short answer is that our human nature is still damaged because of sin, both original ...
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What would be the consequences for refusing confirmation in the Anglican Church?

Doctrine An important source of Anglican Doctrine is the 39 Articles of the Church of England. Article 25, 'Of the Sacraments', states: Sacraments ordained of Christ be not only badges or tokens of ...
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