You perhaps have heard that a bishop in Argentina, has approved the baptism of a child held in custody by two lesbians. HERE
Vatican Insider has an explanation by a “collaborator” of then-Archbp. Bergoglio in Buenos Aires. HERE
Pope Francis, and even Pope Benedict during his pontificate, spoke about a measure of flexibility in baptizing the children of those who show little evidence of practicing the faith. I can just about go to that place, for I can see what they are driving at. At the same time, I am obliged to obey the Church’s law.
Can. 868 §1. For an infant to be baptized licitly:
1. the parents or at least one of them or the person who legitimately takes their place must consent;
2. there must be a founded hope that the infant will be brought up in the Catholic religion; if such hope is altogether lacking, the baptism is to be delayed according to the prescripts of particular law after the parents have been advised about the reason.
Note, “altogether”. That leaves a lot of wiggle room!
But wait! There’s more!
There isn’t just a baptism involved.
Apparently the lesbians will also be confirmed at the same time! This is all to be in the cathedral and Argentinian President Kirchner will be the sponsor.
Karina y Soledad tuvieron que pedir la autorización del Arzobispado. “Tuve una audiencia con el monseñor Carlos Ñáñez [now Archbp. of Córdoba] para que diera la orden y me confirmó que en la Catedral no habrá ningún problema”, explicó. El párroco Carlos Varas presidirá la ceremonia.
Las dos mujeres tomarán la confirmación el mismo día y a las 10.30 será el bautismo de Umma Azul, que tendrá un padrino amigo de la familia y dos madrinas, la presidenta y una amiga. “Queremos que tenga una madrina en Córdoba también. No creo que Cristina venga para los cumpleaños”, dijo Karina entre risas.
“Pedimos que la presidenta fuera madrina como una forma de agradecerle. Fue gracias a ella que nosotras nos pudimos casar y hoy podemos tener una bebé con los mismos derechos que el resto de los niños”, agregó emocionada.
La Catedral celebra los bautismos los días domingos, pero el de Umma Azul será un sábado. “Va a ser solamente el bautismo de la nena, por si viene la presidenta”, explicó Karina. “¡Si viene ella nos morimos!”, reconoció.
God help us.
In the meantime, I wonder what the lesbians’ confirmation names will be!
I received this from a friend in Rome, which I now share with more editing and added emphases:
The weasels at Vatican Insider, which still does not have an English version of the piece, have modified the otherwise gleeful article on the lesbian baptism/confirmation. Lo and behold the Archdiocese is backtracking and there will be no confirmation. I still have a problem with the baptism itself for doctrinal reasons and the for spectacle it will be turned into but let’s leave that aside now.
The spokesgal for the Archdiocese accused the women of lying about the confirmation. Yah, OK, maybe. If I were one of those oversuspicious old Card. Ottaviani types who know liberals like the back of my hands, I would intimate that they tried to get away with something that got out of hand, possibly because the two lesbians got carried away with bragging on camera about this and inviting the president of Argentina to be the sponsor. I don’t know. This is still a BAD thing. But technology might have helped the good guys contain the damage once again.
Next Saturday I will join a demonstration against a law they’re trying to pass criminalizing the verbal expression of dissent from unnatural”marriage” and “rights” in general and mandating gender ideology indoctrination at every level of education. It’s somewhat comforting to know that a successor of the Apostles will not be confirming lesbians as lay people take the defense of reason to the street. So far we have had more Muslims, Protestants, liberals and even people suffering from homosexual tendencies joining us than we have had bishops and priests.