Vatican: Baptismal liturgies that omit the masculine names of the persons of the Trinity are invalid
Saturday, March 1, 2008 • 4:18 pm
I love this Pope.
from Religious Intelligence:
In a statement released on Feb 29, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith said variations or approximations of the words “Father, Son and Holy Ghost” were impermissible. Persons baptized in the name of the “Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer” were to be treated as being “unbaptized” under Catholic Canon law.
“Baptism conferred in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,” the explanatory note accompanying the statement said “obeys Jesus’ command as it appears at the end of the Gospel of St Matthew.”
“Variations to the baptismal formula, using non-biblical designations of the Divine Persons” that have arisen “from so-called feminist theology” that seek “to avoid using the words Father and Son which are held to be chauvinistic” will “undermine faith in the Trinity.”
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