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04 Mar 2015 Articles No comments

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23 Jan 2016 Articles No comments

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22 Sep 2015 Americas News No comments

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14 Jul 2016 Europe News United Kingdom USA Vatican No comments

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20 Oct 2015 News Vatican Comments (1)

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Both truth and mercy can be found in consistent Catholic teaching on marriage, Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas told the Synod of Bishops on Thursday. …

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If parents are in an invalid marriage, can their children be baptized in the Catholic Church?

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If parents are in an invalid marriage, can their children be baptized in the Catholic Church? Are there any conditions that would have to be met?

Answer

If parents are in an invalid marriage, their children can be baptized in the Catholic Church provided the following conditions are met:

“That the parents, or at least one of them, or the person who lawfully holds their place, give their consent;

“That there be a well-founded hope that the child will be brought up in the Catholic religion. If such hope is truly lacking, the baptism is, in accordance with the provisions of particular law, to be deferred and the parents advised of the reason for this.

“An infant of Catholic parents, indeed even of non-Catholic parents, may in danger of death be baptized even if the parents are opposed to it” (Code of Canon Law 868).










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