Can a priest refuse to confirm children in the RCIA process?

An unbaptized child who has reached catechetical (the age of reason) is considered to be an adult for the purposes of the sacraments of initiation. Therefore, any child deemed old enough to celebrate first Communion is to be confirmed at his or her baptism, just as the adults are. This is church law, and no one is free to vary it. See RCIA 305 and National Statutes 18.

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