The effect of confirmation
The effect of Confirmation is that the Holy Spirit is imparted to give
strength, just as He was given to the Apostles on the day of Pentecost.
Thus, the Christian must boldly confess the name of Christ. The one who is
confirmed is anointed on the forehead wherein is the seat of fear; so that
he will not blush to confess either the name of Christ or especially the
cross of Christ, which to the Jews was a scandal and to the pagans
foolishness. For this reason he is signed with the sign of the cross.