Sacrament of Baptism

French bishops approve removing parents’ gender from baptismal forms

By Jonah McKeown, Catholic News Agency, January 15, 2020 The French Catholic bishops’ conference permanent council has approved a recommendation to remove references to the sex of parents on baptismal registry forms. “The increasingly complex situation of families in France makes it... read more

Cardinal Müller and Bishop Schneider praise English King Henry VIII’s rebuke of Martin Luther

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, LifeSiteNew, September 23, 2019 Two high-ranking prelates of the Catholic Church, Cardinal Gerhard Müller and Bishop Athanasius Schneider, have written strong endorsements of a new German edition of one of the most significant refutations of Protestant doctrine... read more

Artificial Birth Control — A Battle Lost

BY ROBERT V. THOMANN, AUGUST 16, 2019 A battle is a confrontation between an enemy invading to dominate and a friend defending to protect. In the Church, a most crucial battle has been fought for many decades between a culture that has invaded to dominate with artificial birth control (ABC) as... read more

J.D. Vance Becomes Catholic

By Rod Dreher, American Conservative, August 11, 2019 J.D. Vance has just been baptized by Father Henry Stephan, OP, in Cincinnati. I’ve been in Cincinnati, Ohio, for a special reason this weekend: my friend J.D. Vance was baptized and received into the Catholic Church. This has been a... read more

Catholic archdiocese lists lesbians as ‘mother 1’ and ‘mother 2’ on child’s baptism certificate

By Martin M. Barillas BOGOTA, Colombia, July 24, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The Catholic Archdiocese of Medellín, Colombia, led by Archbishop Ricardo Antonio Tobón Restrepo, has allowed a lesbian “married” couple to be listed on a child’s baptism certificate as “Mother 1” and “Mother... read more

How the Sexual Toxicity of the 1960s Has Harmed the Church

By Robert V. Thomann, May 9, 2019 I have been rather astounded and amused at the controversy, indeed outright denial, surrounding Pope Emeritus Benedict’s recent essay which attributes a large portion of our current crisis in the Church to the Sexual Revolution of the 1960s. I react in this... read more

Why Do We Baptize Babies?

Mary McAleese, Former President of Ireland, Thinks It's Wrong Kathy Schiffer Blog | June 30, 2018 Mary McAleese, former president of Ireland, believes that babies shouldn't be baptized. To baptize an infant, she said, “imposes lifelong obligations of obedience to the Church's... read more

The Touching Encouragement of an Archbishop

By Francis Slobodnik, April 27, 2018 There are many ways, big and small, to fight against today’s anti-Christian culture. There are public displays of Faith that are impressive in their scope and organization. This can be seen every year at the National March for Life as well as similar... read more

Melania Trump was baptized Catholic, confirms Slovenian Cardinal Franc Rodé

By Inma Alvarez and Marko Vombergar | Jun 05, 2017 The First Lady met with the cardinal and the Slovenian ambassador after her visit with Pope Francis. Since the meeting of Donald and Melania Trump with Pope Francis, there has been much speculation about whether Melania is Catholic. She asked... read more

Anglicans set to remove Satan from Baptism

T.S. Eliot and C.S. Lewis predicted it The following comes from a June 30 story by Anne Hendershott printed in Crisismagazine. Declaring that the devil has departed from the Church of England’s baptism service, the Guardian reported on June 20 that “a simplified baptism which omits... read more

Baptize but Be Discreet: On the Catholic Baptism of children presented by homosexual and other irregular parents

By Msgr. Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington, DC There has been some interesting coverage in the news recently regarding the Church’s stance on baptizing children conceived or reared in irregular situations. In recent decades there has been an explosion in the number of children... read more