Tag Archives: baptism

QUAERITUR: Are Mormons Christians?

From a reader:
I have a friend who is Mormon and she claims that they are indeed
Christian but something in me says they are not. She claims that Jesus
Christ is the Son of God and her Lord and Savior. Is that … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can I be godfather to child of a former-Catholic, now Orthodox?

From a reader:
A childhood friend of mine formerly a catholic “converted” to an Eastern Orthodox Church to get married. Now they are expecting their first child and have asked me to stand as sponsor for their child in their Eastern … Continue reading

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American Bishop receives kudos from the Pope for reordering sacraments

This should cause some discussion!
From CNA:
Bishop Aquila receives Pope’s praise for reordering sacraments
By David Kerr
Rome, Italy, Mar 8, 2012 / 03:58 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Samuel Aquila of Fargo said he is delighted to have first-hand papal approval for changing … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can parishes stop baptizing during Lent?

From a reader:
Our pastor has a policy of no infant baptism during Lent. We have baby due prior to Ash Wednesday and would like to baptize son after.
I am under impression canon law mandates infant baptism soon after birth.
Can this … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: conferring baptism using another person’s hand

A few people asked me today via email about the validity of a baptism wherein someone used the hand of a dead person to pour the water, someone moving the hand.
A rare scenario, of course, and one that is surely … Continue reading

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Judge or theologian? Court determines child cannot be baptized.

This from “down under“.
Mum loses biblical row in court
by: Shelley Hadfield From: Herald Sun
A COURT has been forced to intervene in a bitter dispute between estranged parents over whether their seven-year-old daughter should be baptised.
A magistrate decided she could not … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Valid matter, water, for baptism

From a reader:
Several months ago, we attended a violin recital in a Methodist church (did not attend their service) and the pastor announced that he would be doing a “beach baptism”, and I imagine that he used the salt water … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: How to do an emergency baptism.

From a reader:
It’s getting close to my wife’s due date, and since her pregnancy is considered high risk, I wanted to be prepared for every condition. If there is a need to preform an emergency baptism at the hospital when … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Validity of baptism when water touches only the hair – Fr Z rants

From a deacon:
I was wondering how safe it is to assume that water flowing over the hair along with the correct words constitutes a valid baptism. I ask because there were just 12 babies baptized in my parish and some … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Baptism booklet (Angelus Press, 2006)

A while back I fielded a question about the celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism in the traditional form, using the older Rituale Romanum.  In that discussion the issue of booklets for the use of bystanders came up.
The nice people … Continue reading

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