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CONFIRMATION NAME

The additional name that a person assumes when receiving the sacrament of confirmation. While not strictly required, it is recommended as a sign that the one confirmed has entered on a new way of life, having received a new sacramental character as a witness of Christ.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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