While Confirmation is
not strictly obligatory for salvation, it still very important and should not
culpably and voluntarily, and not from necessity, neglects to receive this
Sacrament, cannot possibly be a perfect Christian." (Pope St. Clement)
"It is a sin to
neglect Confirmation, especially in these evil days when faith and morals are
exposed to so many and such violent temptations." (Baltimore Catechism)
"First, it is
necessary to teach that this Sacrament is not so necessary as to be utterly
essential to salvation. Although not essential, however, it ought to be omitted
by no one, but rather, on the contrary, in a matter so full of holiness through
which the divine gifts are so liberally bestowed, the greater care should be
taken to avoid all neglect. What God has proposed in common unto all for their
sanctification, all should likewise most earnestly desire." (Catechism of the
Council of Trent)
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