BAPTISM DURING COVID?

Answer from a Catholic Priest:

Here’s the Church’s teaching on this: The Code of Canon Law, the official “rulebook” of the Church, says, “Parents are obliged to take care that infants are baptized in the first few weeks” (No. 867).

Several months is just too long to wait for the child to be missing the graces and blessings that come with the sacrament. I think parents have grown a bit too casual about this — perhaps due in part to what the Church is currently saying about limbo.

It used to be the common belief of Catholics that children who died before being baptized went, not to be with God in heaven, but to a state of natural happiness called limbo.

But in 2007, the Church’s International Theological Commission, with the approval of Pope Benedict XVI, concluded that there are “theological and liturgical reasons to hope that infants who die without baptism may be saved … even if there is not an explicit teaching on this question found in Revelation.”

But for me, that “hope” is just too chancy. If it were my own kid, I’d want him baptized as soon as possible. And don’t worry — a parish will take caution in making sure that the baptismal ceremony is safe.

Several months is just too long to wait for the child to be missing the graces and blessings that come with the sacrament.

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  1. I could not read the linked full article because its photo is obscene and blasphemous. As with a previous photo on this site of Bergoglio, my porn filter didn’t work.


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