Monday, April 9, 2007

Baptism


In their recent document called "Ministry to Persons with Homosexual Inclination..." the USCCB state the following regarding the baptism of children:


"The document also reaffirms the Church's forbiddance of homosexual couples adopting children. However, it does say that the baptism of such children is a matter of pastoral concern and can only happen if there is a "well-founded hope" that the children will be raised Catholic. "


But baptism is NOT allowed in the following situation:


Legitimately married straight couple.

More than one child.

One spouse takes the children to mass every week. Prays with them every night. Teaches them the Faith as best as they can.

The other spouse was raised protestant and anti-Catholic. Not a church-goer. Decent person otherwise, but hates the Church, and refuses to consent to a Catholic baptism.


So in a situation where a true effort is made, no baptism. But two queers who "claim" that a child will be raised Catholic, oh, they're ushered right in.


What's wrong with that picture?

12 comments:

Dad29 said...

What's wrong with that picture?

The USCC painted it, that's what's wrong.

paramedicgirl said...

Are you sure? It sounds just like the CCCB.

Paul Nichols said...

It's amazing when you think about it. Here these guys spend all this time and effort to "reach out" to gays. You have to wonder why this effort is made - what is it that motivates these guys?

To ask the question is to answer it at the same time.

Carolina Cannonball said...

I think a good motivator is the homosexual revenue that is sure to follow.

Paul Nichols said...

I think it's because so many are "fellow travelers"...

Carolina Cannonball said...

true story; I was denied baptism as an infant (1975) bc my mom & dad were not married in the church, rightly so I say. But the fact the butt buggers can have their kids baptized while others can't is absurd. Enforce the teachings of the church for ALL.

a thorn in the pew said...

My husband is jewish so it is a miracle we did not have a problem. Our marriage was blessed by the church, however. (By the way, I saw the "shout out" in the current NOR letters to the editor for you/your site. Sounds like you have a wonderful family.)

Paul Nichols said...

Hey Thanks, Thorn. (I don't know how else to address you!)

My father wrote that letter, and I'm surprised they printed it, since it did seem like he was just trying to get the blog name in the issue. But what the heck.

NOR was instrumental in me coming back to the Faith back in 97-98. My father got me a subscription in early '97, along with Mark Shea's book "By What Authority?".

Then, when I decided that I had no choice to come back, that's when all hell broke loose :oD .

a thorn in the pew said...

I blame the NOR for me not being able to sit through most NO Masses...haha. Well they started my road to traditionalism and it went from there. Hopefully people will check out your blog from there. I sometimes need to laugh before I cry at the state of things and your site helps.

Paul Nichols said...

I agree. Sometimes all you CAN do is laugh.

If I can make people chuckle or snort or laugh - hey - all the better.

If I can make them shoot milk out of their nose, then that just takes the cake.

Anonymous said...

Here's another piece of crazy: lapsed Catholics cohabitating with children, realize the error of their ways, seek the sacrament of marriage: 6 months preCana, even though you're sharing a bedroom. I have met people who left the Church over being advised to break up the household for the duration, and move back in after marriage.

Somehow I don't think people who want their "civil unions" blessed have to jump through these hoops.

catholic2007 said...

I thought it went something like this...Hey, you know you don't have to come to the Catholic Church to baptise your child...just do it at your local Baptist Hall...after all you can be saved in other religions too , you know. We gave up the earlier dogmatic teaching at Vatican II ....'cause now we all subsist in the one church of Christ'...