The parents and the priest first welcome the guests and sign the child with the cross. Scriptural readings and discussion of what baptism means follows. Next, the child is baptized...
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Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit ...
Fundamentalists often criticize the Catholic Church's practice of baptizing infants.
According to them, baptism is for adults and older children, because it is to be ...
Catholic Baptism is the first of seven sacraments and the way in which a person
becomes a member of the Catholic Church.
of desire applies both to those who, while wishing to be baptized, die before receiving the sacrament and "Those who, through no fault of their own, do not know the Gospel of Christ or His Church, but who nevertheless seek God with a sincere heart, and, move... More »
As you are seeking the baptism of your child in the Roman Catholic Church, the
following guidelines are presented to help you embark upon this journey of faith ...
Baptism is the one sacrament that all Christian denominations share in common.
In the Catholic Church, infants are baptized to welcome them into the Catholic ...
Holy Baptism holds the first place among the sacraments, because it is the door
of the spiritual life; for by it we are made members of Christ and incorporated ...
1212 The sacraments of Christian initiation—Baptism, Confirmation, and the
Eucharist—lay the foundations of every Christian life. “The sharing in the divine ...
Baptism is the beginning of supernatural life. Understand the many aspects of
this essential sacrament, which is required for salvation.