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ASK FATHER: Boys choosing female saints for confirmation names

From a reader… Today at our new parish, we had the Bishop administer the Sacrament of Confirmation. Among the girls, 2 took the name Sebastian, 3 took Luke, 1 took John, 2 took Raphael, 2 took Francis, with one Michael. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can girls choose male saints’ names at Confirmation?

From a reader: My younger sister is going through Confirmation classes and, God-willing, will be confirmed next year. She seem to have her heart set on Maximilian Kolbe as her Confirmation Saint/name. Interestingly enough, the Confirmation class teacher (of 25 … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Latin forms of confirmation names, genders

A question came in from a priest friend preparing confirmands for confirmation in the older traditional, form. The question posed was about the Latin form of the name which the confirmands chooses. The confirmand is called by name in Latin, … Continue reading

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