The baptismal font is a tomb in which a person dies to sin, and it is a womb through which a person is born to new life in Christ, Pope Francis said.
Naming a child is an important task for parents, because it gives children a sense of identity and belonging to their family and to God, Pope Francis said.
The Catholic Church in China registered 48,556 baptisms in 2017, reflecting the vitality and missionary strength of the Catholic communities there, according to a report by Fides, the news agency of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.
On Jan. 5, five students from St. Katharine Drexel School in St. Cloud were welcomed into the Catholic Church through the waters of baptism in the presence of their families, godparents and entire school community.
Without baptism can a person be buried in a Catholic cemetery and what are deacons sacramentally authorized to do by the laws of the Catholic Church.
Catholics have access to abundant graces through the seven sacraments that help us to live as God wants; and we have, from Christ, the guarantee of fundamental truth and of continual guidance in theological teaching.
Q. Is it true that men born out of wedlock cannot enter the priesthood? (Philadelphia) A. No, that is not true. But your question does reflect a lengthy period in the church’s history when illegitimacy was ruled a barrier. The Council of Poitiers, under Pope Paschal II, determined in the late 11th century that being […]
Should a baby born in danger of dying be baptized by a nurse and why do we genuflect using the right knee in church.
The pope celebrated the sacrament of baptism Jan. 14 in a private ceremony in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae, where he lives.
For the first time, 11-year-old Diana Renteria cantored at Mass Sunday, Oct. 16, at St. Andrew Church in Elk River. It was also the first time many people from the area attended Mass in their native language — Spanish
Vatican Radio – Pope Francis on Sunday baptized 26 baby girls and boys during Mass in the Sistine Chapel marking the feast day of Jesus’ baptism in the River Jordan. In a short and off-the-cuff homily the Pope said through baptism, our faith is handed on from one generation to the next, throughout the course […]