Can I change my confirmation name?

I have read online that taking a confirmation name is simply an act of personal piety or custom, and not required by the rubrics for the sacrament. Is it possible to later change one’s confirmation name if, for example, a strong affinity to a different saint arose? Michelle Evert

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Community pictures: September 17

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Community pictures: September 10

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Community pictures: September 3

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Cut the wealth gap

Pope Benedict XVI, in his encyclical Caritas in Veritate, says that political action is needed to ensure that wealth is distributed equitably. As the Church and civil society, he says, we must act to promote governance that treats the drive for social and economic justice seriously.

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Faith healing: More fiction than faith

In my life as a radio presenter, every so often my producer suggests that I do a show that stretches my imagination somewhat. He rightly believes that as a radio talk show host, I should be able to cater to every interest and make it informative and entertaining for the listener at home. He rips [...]

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