Results from Tag: 'baptism'
Pope Francis’ visit comes just before the first Holy Week in two years in which Catholic churches will be open to the public for liturgies.
DIFFICULT MORAL QUESTIONS: “In case of necessity, any person can baptize provided that he have the intention of doing that which the Church does and provided that he pours water on the candidate’s head while saying: ‘I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.’” (CCC 1284)
When the sacred liturgy is treated as a plaything, people will suffer.
'The issue with using ‘We’ is that it is not the community that baptizes a person, rather, it is Christ, and Him alone, who presides at all of the sacraments, and so it is Christ Jesus who baptizes,' Bishop Olmsted explained.
The image of the Church as the Body of Christ helps us understand what it means to be bound to one another in communion, the Pontiff continued. This body can suffer together, or be glorified together.
“Baptism is birth into the new life in Christ. In accordance with the Lord's will, it is necessary for salvation, as is the Church herself, which we enter by Baptism.” (CCC 1277)
Imagine baptism without a godparent. Well, that’s the reality in one Sicilian archdiocese that has banned the appointment of godparents for the next three years. Register contributor Patti Armstrong gives us reasons godparents exist and explains how the Marlon Brando model of the Godfather gets it very wrong. Also, Register staff writer Peter J. Smith shares about the trouble some parishes are having with internet scams and what can be done to avoid them.