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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Deacon Dave’s Baptism Series

The Sacrament of Baptism Why Baptism? As he ascended into heaven, Jesus commanded the eleven disciples to “ Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit,… ” (Mt 28:19) This is understood to signify that...

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