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QUAERITUR: Can a traditional rite of baptism be in English?

From a priest reader:
Please excuse my sending this request to you, but I have not been able to find an answer to my questions.
A couple have asked me to baptize their soon-to-be-born child, using the EF of Baptism.  I am … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Received baptism from SSPX – must I be conditionally baptized?

From a reader:
I write inquiring about the validity of my baptism at the SSPX.
I approached the Roman Catholic Parish in our area and inquired about this matter. The parish priest told me that i will be given a conditional … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Baptisms in Advent

From a reader:
Our fifth child is due on November 24.  To allow for the possibility that he might be late, we attempted to schedule a private baptism on Gaudete Sunday. My pastor says that no baptisms can be celebrated during … Continue reading

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Who’s the important one?

Many prelates from around the world would stay at my residence in Rome when they would come for business with the Roman curia.  As a result, at mealtimes you would find yourself eating with Bp. X or Archbp. Y or … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: baptism practices… AGAIN. Fr. Z rants.

WARNING – this has been updated and must be corrected!READ THIS BEFORE READING ANYTHING ELSE BELOW.
If water does not touch the head, baptism is invalid.
But most of my comments below still have their use.
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From a reader:
I am sure you must … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: “We baptize you…” valid?

A friend asked a question by telephone.
A priest in a parish baptized two children using the proper rite for baptism, pouring water properly, but saying "WE baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of … Continue reading

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