“Long before the baby is born and the invitations are in the mail, we need to ensure that people understand, and deeply, that baptism is more than an excuse for a get-together; it is a transformative moment of grace.”
Catholics are missing the whole point of baptism
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Women speakers emphasize need for ‘reciprocity’ in Church’s ministry
Promoting better collaboration between women and men in the Catholic Church is not primarily about equality but about allowing the church to fulfill the mission given to it by God, said women speakers at a Vatican conference on priesthood.
Phoenix pastor resigns after diocese learns he performed invalid baptisms
Diocesan officials learned from the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith that the baptisms were invalid because of the form used during the ritual.
Preserve Christian identity received at baptism, pope says
Before baptizing 16 babies in the Sistine Chapel, Pope Francis reminded parents and godparents of their responsibility to care for and preserve the Christian identity the infants were about to receive.
Southern Italian diocese temporarily bans naming of godparents
The southern Italian diocese of Mazara del Vallo, where the Mafia has a significant presence, announced a temporary suspension on the naming of godparents for baptism and confirmation beginning Jan. 1, 2022.
Through baptism, all Christians are united and equal in Christ, pope says
The pope continued his series of talks on St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians by looking at what faith in Christ brings.
Quintuplets’ parents rely on Catholic faith in daily challenges
On April 25, quintuplets with parents originally from Nigeria were baptized at St. Matthias the Apostle Catholic Church in Lanham, exactly 10 months from the day they were born.