Monday, May 09, 2005

10 Years of Baptism Invalid

How Does Your Church Baptize?

Archbishop John Bathersby of Brisbane, Australia commented to the press that baptisms performed at St. Mary's Church for the past 10 years were invalid and re-baptism would be needed. This was according to canonical advice he received. The Archbishop said, "The words of scripture can't be adjusted to suit our own taste. The next thing we'll be getting rid of is Christ himself."
For more than a decade, Fr. Peter Kennedy had been baptiz-ing infants by saying: "In the name of the Creator, Liberator and Sustainer", rather than, In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit."
In November, Archbishop Bathersby published a letter in which he said that it was up to the priest and to the people if they wished to remain in communion with the Catholic Church. "They either want to be in communion or not. If they decide that they don't want to follow the authority of the Church, then they have made the choice not to be a part of the uni-versal Church."
Does your priest baptize "in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit"?

1 comment:

mary said...

Wow. And no one notcied for ten years!