Deacon Dave’s Baptism Series Part 4

Things to Remember (References marked “ CC ” are from the Catechism of the Catholic Church) CC 1213 Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as...

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Deacon Dave’s Baptism Series: Part 3

Why not let the child decide? This has become a common solution in the world today; “ I ’ ll just let my child decide what they want! ” Which means that nothing will happen until the child at least reaches the Age of Reason, when they can legally make rational decisions. This is presumed to be...

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Deacon Dave’s Baptism Series: Part 2

Why Godparents? So often this question is answered “ because the church said I had to have two ”, or “ my relative said I needed them ”; even more shocking answer, “ to care for the child if something happens to the parents ”. As a convert to Catholicism, I shuddered every time I heard that answer...

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