Saturday, March 1, 2008

Baptized by "Creator, Redeemer, Sanctifier"?

At the Call to Holiness Conference in 2005, someone asked this group of panelists whether their grandchild, baptized in the name of the "Creator, Redeemer, and Sanctifier" had a valid baptism. That is an expression used by those who want to "neutralize" or shall we say, "neuter" any masculinity from the formula. The answer given was the same explained by the Holy See in a document just released by the CDF. Bottom line is that such people have not been baptized and need to undergo a valid baptism. This is not new, or a change in Church teaching. It is simply clarifying existing Church teaching, which is why it was so easy for properly trained priests at the Call to Holiness to know without blinking an eye, that the baptism scenario presented, was one that was not valid.

Tom Peters has an extensive post on this subject with lots of background info and links.

Go read, "CDF officially ends dispute on "baptisms" by "Creator, Liberator, Sustainer", etc. at the American Papist.

You may also find Canonist Ed Peters article on the subject of interest, as well. Go read, "The rules of baptism are meant to be followed" at In Light of the Law.

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