As I began to pour the water, I said the familiar words, "I baptize
you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
But if one signature is sufficient for both parents, the church would not refuse to baptize
children of a same-sex couple, he added.
The image of a woman saying Mass obscures the fundamental symbolism of the priesthood; just as using wine to baptize
a child would obscure what is taking place sacramentally in baptism.
The real instructions during the war to bishops and priests about Jewish children hidden in Catholic institutions were not to baptize
them, and to return them to their rightful families as soon as possible.
In that situation, I have always taught seminarians and other students that the priest, or other minister, should advise the grandparent or other relative to baptize
the infant secretly.
you with water," John announced to the crowd, "but one is coming who will baptize
with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
Sister is now responsible for the administration of the parish, and has been given permission to baptize
, marry, and bury parishioners when no priest is available.
But John explains the difference between himself and the one to come: "While I baptize
with water symbolizing repentance, this one baptizes
with the very agents that bring forgiveness and repentance, the Holy Spirit and fire.
lay ministers [will] preside at burial services, witness marriages and baptize
on a regular basis.
Properly catechized or not, the eunuch stops at the first oasis and asks Philip to baptize
In summary, said Cardinal Tettamanzi, the great challenge of the Church in Europe is not so much "to baptize
converts as to convert the baptized.
We have enough priests in Iran to baptize
him," the judge said, according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide.
In Mark's telling of Jesus' own baptism by the hands of John, we hear first that John testifies that Jesus will one day baptize
with the Holy Spirit.
Wellington, May 13 ( ANI ): Pope Francis has said that if Martians came to earth he is ready to baptize
them if they wanted to become Catholic.
He was the last to prophesize the coming of Jesus Christ - and the one to baptize
the young Jesus in the river Jordan.