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Former Irish President says infant baptism is a form of coersion

Ireland.  The gift that keeps on giving. I read at the NCRegister that former Irish President Mary McAleese thinks that infant baptism is a violation of human rights. Baptizing babies, she said, makes “infant conscripts who are held to lifelong … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: When should babies be baptized?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: This subject comes up constantly in Catholic mom groups online. I would love your take on it. Canon 867 §1. Parents are obliged to take care that infants are baptized in the first few weeks; as … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Delaying baptism until after Lent

From a reader… QUAERITUR: The pastoral associate at our NO parish makes a point of insisting every year that we don’t do Baptisms during Lent, supposedly as a way of showing unity with the Catechumens. A couple of years ago, for my … 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 … Continue reading

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