Father Matthew Hood looks back on the sequence of events as surreal, but also divinely orchestrated.
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COMMENTARY: His baptism being invalid, so too were his confirmation and his ordination and many sacraments he administered. This situation strikes to the very core of what the sacraments are, and what the Church is.
The faithful have a right to the Church’s worship as the Church has established it.
COMMENTARY: The fact that the 2-year-old girls were not baptized earlier, by someone else, suggests an inexplicable pastoral failure to heed Pope Francis’ stress on the supreme importance of the sacrament.
The twins’ mother wanted her daughters to be baptized by the Holy Father.
As June is traditionally the ‘ordination season’ for most U.S. dioceses, the guidelines from the Thomistic Institute on holy orders couldn’t have come at a better time.
Small gatherings due to social distancing heighten the appreciation for the sacrament itself, families have found.
This sacrament is also called "the washing of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit," for it signifies and actually brings about the birth of water and the Spirit without which no one "can enter the kingdom of God." (CCC 1215)