Baptism Practices…from Fr. Z

Over at WDTPRS?, Fr. Z answers a question about the validity of a baptism. He offers a number of considerations as to why priests might do “wacky” things with the sacraments (including the pressure they sometimes receive from the parishioners requesting the sacrament) and also recognizes the distress that such uncertainty about validity can cause […]

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What’s in a Name?

Many of our readers have probably heard about last week’s reply from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) on questions concerning the proper formula for Baptism. The CDF said that a Baptism conferred “in the name of the Creator, and of the Redeemer, and of the Sanctifier” or “in the name of […]

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Natural and Supernatural Adoption

This has been a banner week for the Suprenant family. Yesterday was the second anniversary of the finalization of our son Raymond’s adoption. The amazing story of how his adoption came about can be found at http://www.cuf.org/LayWitness/Online_view.asp?lwID=493. And now today we are celebrating the 15th anniversary of our daughter Mary Kate’s Baptism. We celebrate “Baptism Days” in […]

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