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Can a Catholic take the name of a ‘Servant of God’ or ‘Venerable’ as a confirmation saint?

BY The Editors

Feb. 9-Feb. 22, 2014 Issue | Posted 2/5/14 at 4:48 PM

 

No, because they are not saints. Nor may one take the name of a "Blessed," as he or she is not a saint yet. Canonization is an infallible act, whereas any stage along the way is not, according to Colin Donovan, EWTN’s vice president of theology.

 

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