Q&A
July 14, 2017

Why are we vulnerable to sin after Baptism?

Full Question To the best of my knowledge, we are inclined to evil as a result of original sin; baptism erases this sin and yet we are still vulnerable and…
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Articles
June 12, 2016

Is it actually possible to become an ‘ex-Catholic’?

In the discussion of Fr Lucie-Smith’s excellent blog of a couple of weeks ago – reacting to the Benedict XVI Centre’s latest report (which you can, and really ought to, read…
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Articles
May 10, 2016

Mormonism's Baptism for the Dead

The first step toward being able to go to a Mormon temple is an interview with the "ward bishop" (roughly equivalent to a parish priest). During this interview a Mormon…
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NewsVatican
March 19, 2016

Pope to members of the Neocatechumenal Way: The devil cannot compete against the humble power of prayer and the Sacraments

On Friday, Pope Francis met with members of the Neocatechumenal Way at the Vatican's Paul VI hall where he spoke to them about Christian solidarity, how to engage the world,…
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Q&A
January 18, 2016

Are the graces given at baptism (or any other sacrament) made dormant when mortal sin is committed?

Full Question Are the graces given at baptism (or any other sacrament) made dormant when mortal sin is committed? Answer Before baptism, the soul is void of sanctifying grace and…
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Articles
January 12, 2016

Baptism and the Roman Mystery Cults

In a conversation with an atheist regarding the evidence for a historical Jesus, it was suggested that I read an email exchange between the skeptical biblical scholar Bart Ehrman and Frank…
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Q&A
December 21, 2015

May I have my child baptized in the Church if I'm not yet Catholic?

Full Question I am a candidate in the Catholic Church, and I would like to have my four-year-old daughter baptized. There may be quite a length of time between my…
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Q&A
July 8, 2015

Why does the Catholic Church baptize babies?

Q:  Why does the Catholic Church baptize babies?  Aren't they too young to understand what is happening to them? A fair question.  The easiest and perhaps best answer would simply…
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ArticlesQ&A
June 9, 2015

What is a baptistery? Where should it be located?

RESPONSE: “The baptistery is the area where the baptismal font flows or has been placed. It should be reserved for the sacrament of baptism and should be a place worthy…
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Infant baptism?
Articles
October 15, 2014

Infant baptism?

Some protestants claim it is wrong to baptize infants stating its neither biblical nor a traditional in the Early Christian history. Their argument is based on the infants inability to…
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