Tag Archives: confirmation

ASK FATHER: Can’t find a confirmed godparent within the family

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My wife and I are going to have our third child in November. We are having a hard time finding someone in the family to be our child’s Godparents when we baptize him/her.
THE PROBLEM
Our main problem is basically … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: 58 years old, never confessed, given Communion or confirmed. What now?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I am 58 years old and was baptized as RC I was never confirmed /never made first holy communion and rarely attended church. I was drawn back to attending church about a year ago and as I am self employed and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Spouse unwilling to seek convalidation of marriage.

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Father,
You recently had a post, “ASK FATHER: Godparents must be confirmed, married properly”
In this post you discuss the con-validation of a mixed marriage and a little but about the process.
I have an interesting situation that has been with … Continue reading

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ARGENTINA: Lesbians to receive confirmation and have “their” child baptized in cathedral

You perhaps have heard that a bishop in Argentina, has approved the baptism of a child held in custody by two lesbians. HERE
Vatican Insider has an explanation by a “collaborator” of then-Archbp. Bergoglio in Buenos Aires.  HERE
Pope Francis, and even … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Sacraments for children at some different parish?

From a reader:
Can I arrange for my daughter to eventually attend catechism classes, and have First Communion and Confirmation in a parish outside of our geographical parish?
Or is she required to receive the sacraments in our geographical parish unless the parish priest will … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Confirmed, but in state of sin. Am I confirmed?

From a reader:
If a person is confirmed in Mortal Sin, does it ‘count’, or must he/she be conditionally re-confirmed.
What you are asking is “Was the sacrament validly conferred?” or “Is she confirmed?”
Yes.  The sacrament was validly confirmed and she is really … 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 years) says … Continue reading

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Can a publicly pro-homosexual marriage teenager be admitted for Confirmation?

Dr. Peters has a new post on his fine canon law blog, In the Light of the Law.  He doesn’t have an open combox over there, and I can understand why.
Confirmation and advocacy of ‘gay marriage’
by Dr. Edward Peters
Those trying … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Big groups for Confirmation. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader:
56 girls were recently confirmed. Isn’t that too big a group? I would rather have smaller groups, and the Archdiocese of ___ has no shortage of auxiliary bishops and vicars.
There is no requirement in canon law that the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: 2 male or 2 female sponsors for Confirmation

From a reader:
I attended a Confirmation yesterday, and I noticed two things that made me doubtful. Firstly, the fact that some of the girls being confirmed had two godfathers, or two godmothers, while I had been told in my own … Continue reading

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