How do you get baptized into a Catholic Church?
baptism . Short answer: Yes. Longer explanation: your son will be recognized as being baptized into the Christian community. All Christian baptisms are recognized by the Catholic Church.. Longer answer:. His baptism is recognized, as are other Trinitarian baptisms and church marriages, as well.… That does not make him Catholic. That does not make him welcome to receive the Eucharist at a Catholic Mass. He is recognized as a baptized Christian, separated from the fullness of the Church. (MORE)
Answer . yes it is possible. as long as you are willing to be baptisec
Answer . Yes, it is done quite frequently as long as you agreed to raise the child Catholic. However, if there are no impediments to getting your marriage blessed you should do that.
Yes, a Catholic church is only to be used to perform the rites and witness a Catholic marriage. In order to receive a Catholic marriage, one must be a Catholic, which means you must be baptized and in communion with the Church. The Church believes that marriage is a sacrament, a bond that is formed …between two baptized members of the Mystical Body. In rare occasions, when one party is Catholic but desires to marry one who is not, the Catholic party may apply for a dispensation. Dispensations are rare to receive - though in modern times, not as much as before - and our only granted if there is a danger of the Catholic leaving the Church. When the dispensation is granted, the non-Catholic party must agree to certain terms that give advantage to the Catholic religion, and then the marriage can go forward in a Catholic church. The nuptial blessing, however, will be withheld, as only a Catholic couple can receive it and it is at the priest's discretion where in the church the wedding will be held as well as how public it will be, since mixed marriages are not encouraged. (MORE)
Yes, and the mass may also be held in a Catholic Church, but the non-Catholic getting married may not receive the Eucharist. Answer Yes, if you want to marry someone, you should marry him/her...it's your life, you're the person getting married, your choice. According to the Catholic Church... …In Catholic Theology, all valid baptisms are Catholic baptisms. This is because Christ instituted but one sacrament of baptism which He gave as the rite of initiation to His Church. The Church has discerned that anyone can be the minister of baptism and, as a result, anyone can administer baptism. Thus, any baptism that is performed validly - that is according to the correct matter and form - is a Catholic baptism and is accepted as valid by the Catholic Church. For this reason, the baptisms of most Christian denominations are received as valid and their members are identified as validly baptized provided the denomination has not changed the form or matter. If there is any doubt, the person can be conditionally baptized. The above is important since a Catholic may not marry someone who is not baptized. If the person is validly baptized but is not a Catholic, the Catholic party must seek to secure a dispensation from the Church in order to become married to the non-Catholic party. The dispensation is contingent on the Non-Catholic party willing to have the rite preformed in a Catholic Church, witnessed by a Catholic priest and with the agreement that any future children of their union are to be reared Catholic. The dispensation is granted at the discretion of the celebrating priest. . Catholic Answer Normally a Catholic is forbidden to marry outside the faith. For a "mixed marriage" as you describe, you need to have permission from your Bishop. You would need to speak with your pastor and discuss your reasons for doing this. If you have good enough reasons - which should be very good, then the non-Catholic can apply for the permission you need if the two of you go through pre-Cana classes, and are showing good faith. You need to be sure that you can live your faith and raise the children in the faith. As one man I used to work with used to say, "you're going to be dead for a long time." Although I wouldn't use his phrasing, the point is that you are only on earth for a short period of time. The reason God put you on earth is to serve Him and to prepare yourself to enter heaven. In other words, the reason you would marry a non-Catholic is that you somehow discern that it is God's Will for you do so, and that in doing so, you will be furthering the chances of your eternal salvation AND his or hers. Remember, marriage means that you are responsible for helping your spouse attain heaven, as well as working out your own salvation. My personal advice is to take this very slowly. Take a year or more to make sure that your faith is firmly established, and to get to know this person better so that you are absolutely positive that you are not endangering your soul, or your childrens' souls. Any person that is worthwhile and really loves a Catholic person should be more than willing to genuinely convert and then the two of you would be working together towards the same end. . from The Catechism of the Catholic Church , second edition, English translation 1994 . 1633 In many countries the situation of a mixed marriage (marriage between a Catholic and a baptized non-Catholic) often arises. It requires particular attention on the part of couples and their pastors. A Case of marriage with disparity of cult (between a Catholic and a non-baptized person) requires even greater circumspection. 1634 Difference of confession between the spouses does not constitute an insurmountable obstacle for marriage, when they succeed in placing in common what they have received from their respective communities, and learn from each other the way in which each lives in fidelity to Christ. But the difficulties of mixed marriages must not be underestimated. They arise from the fact that the separation of Christians has not yet been overcome. The spouses risk experiencing the tragedy of Christian disunity even in the heart of their own home. Disparity of cult can further aggravate these difficulties. Differences about faith and the very notion of marriage, but also different religious mentalities, can become sources of tension in marriage, especially as regards the education of children. The temptation to religious indifference can then arise. 1635 According to the law in force in the Latin Church, a mixed marriage needs for liceity the express permission of ecclesiastical authority. (Cf. CIC, can. 1124) In case of disparity of cult an express dispensation from this impediment is required for the validity of the marriage. (Cf. CIC, can. 1086.) This permission or dispensation presupposes that both parties know and do not exclude essentials ends and properties of marriage; and furthermore that the Catholic party confirms the obligations, which have been made known to the non-Catholic party, of preserving his or her own faith and ensuring the baptism and education of the children in the Catholic Church. (Cf. CIC, can 1125) Note: In other words, you need to speak with your pastor right away, if he approves of the marriage, he will seek the appropriate dispensations from the Bishop.. (MORE)
No that's not necessary. If one of the partner is not a Roman Catholic then too you can get married in Church but the matrimony wont be celebrated in mass and you need to promise that your children will be baptised and brought into faith. This is how a non baptized person can get married in a Roman… Catholic Church. (MORE)
This is a complicated question which in particular cases should be referred to one's parish priest.. Generally speaking, baptism in the Catholic Church can only take place when the parents of the child are practicing Catholics will share and encourage the development of the faith in their children.… To baptize when this faith is not present (for instance, just to please grandma and grandpa,) may be tantamount using the sacrament supersititiously or for an unholy end (i.e., for nothing more than just to placate the g-parents, rather than with the vision of the eternal salvation of their child) and risking sacrilige on part of the parents, which can be a serious sin. Baptism grants great priviledges and places serious responsibilities and obligations on those who receive the sacrament. To baptize without training and formation in the Christian life deprives a young person of many of the rewards of living the Catholic life. The Church would rather hold the optimistic view of delaying baptisms in these cases until such a time that the parents' faith is sufficient to allow for proper Christian formation of the child(ren). Baptism is never absolutely denied even in these cases, merely delayed out of a prudent decision of the pastor involved.. If the parents are not Catholic, it usually doesn't make sense to baptize the child in the Church without the parents accepting and practicing the faith as well.. There are exceptional cases where the child may (or should) be baptized. Certainly in the case of threatened health or impending death, for the spiritual good of the child, baptism should be celebrated. While usually celebrated by a priest or deacon, baptism may be celebrated by anyone who intends to do what the Church does in baptizing, using clean water and the Trinitarian Formula ("I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit".). There are cases where grandparents and others, disappointed that parents have not chosen to baptize their children, 'secretly' baptize on their own initiative... this may be well-intentioned, but also seriously sinful. Outside of the danger of death, baptism cannot be licitly celebrated outside a Church without the bishop's permission. Registration of such a baptism is ncessary with the parish Church where the baptism took place in order to later allow Confirmation and First Communion and Marriage in the Church. Certainly such a 'secret baptism' is also an affront to parental rights when health or life are not threatened. From experience, one needs to realize that a 'secret baptism' may also drive a wedge even deeper between non-practicing parents and their practicing grandparents in such a way that it jeopardizes the parents ever returning to the Church. (The Church does permit baptism even in exceptional cases where explicit parental permission is not present when there is a real danger of death-- see c. 868.) If there are any parties out there who are grieving the decision of a child's parents not to baptize here are three words: "don't do it". Pray, be vigilant, help the child grow to a point where they can properly choose to ask for baptism themselves. This is better than giving a child a gift they cannot understand and that they won't appreciate... a good RCIA program later in life may be the best way in the long run to insure that they will become good, practicing, holy Catholics.. Children who are adopted may be baptized only after the adoption is 'final', that is, after the adoptive parents permanently posess all legal parental rights to present children for religious rites such as baptism.. There may be exceptional cases where, with the parents' permission, children may be presented for baptism by others (grandparents, etc) when their christian education may be guaranteed by these third parties. Again, see your parish priest on this one.. All this being said, children who are baptized without the support of faithful parents do fully receive the sacrament and the graces attached, but regrettably, these children may have a very difficult time actually learning to live the faith.. Answer . Yes (MORE)
Can non-practicing Catholics married outside of the Church have their children baptized in the Catholic Church?
They can, however, they would have to insure the child is reared as a Catholic and given the means by which the child will grow in the Catholic Faith. This would mean that the child would have to have strong Catholic godparents.
. Catholic Answer Most certainly. If you are interested in becoming Catholic, you need to speak to the local priest and discuss this with them. You can always stop right after Mass and speak to him for a minute, or call the office during the week and make an appointment.
No........but the baby should have a sponsor IF POSSIBLE.. The Sponsor is appointed by the Parents (or Parent), or whoever stands in their place, or failing that, by the Parish Priest or Minister of Baptism. The Sponsor must be at least 16 years of age and a baptised catholic, but in an emergency s…ituation, the age rule can be adjusted but that person must be a baptised catholic. A person of another faith can be a sponsor only if there is a catholic sponsor present as well and only as a witness.. There is no mention of god parents grandparents in the Code of Church law relating to baptism. (MORE)
While it is possible, and while any attempted baptism which takes place outside of the presence of a mother is certainly valid, such an action is usually inappropriate. Usually the context of such a question would be a situation where the parents of a child are separated or divorced. While both par…ents have the right, duty, and obligation under Church law to present children for baptism, (all other things being equal: regular church membership and attendance, approaching one's own pastor, etc) this is usually a joint decision and action. When parents are separated or divorced, in civil law, it is the custodial parent who must consent to a baptism. Non-custodial parents may not present children for baptism without the consent of the custodial parent. In the event of joint custody, the parents must both consent. Usually consent is manifested by presence at a baptism celebration. Short of that, priests are wise to obtain written consent. Thus, a non-custodial parent may not present a child for baptism on a weekend where he or she might have visitation with the children, unless the non-custodial parent has the expressed consent of the custodial parent. (A priest should ask for written consent in these cases.) Priests who err in this procedure and baptise without custodial parent's consent are usually acting in good faith, unaware of the cruel things that divorced people do to each other in order to 'get at' the other. A non-custodial parent who usurps the right and duty of a custodial parent to direct the religious upbringing of their children in most circumstances commits a grave offense. It should also be noted that it is inappropriate for children to be baptized more than once. If, for instance, a child is baptized in a custodial parent's faith (let's say, Episcopalian), the non-custodial parent cannot later have the child baptized in the Catholic Church. Once baptized with water and the Trinitarian formula, always baptized. While anyone may baptize validly, non-custodial parents (or grandparents) should not attempt baptizing children themselves privately... presents a very difficult situation for all involved when proof of baptism is necessary for First Communion, Confirmation, etc. It may also constitute a grave offense against the rights of the custodial parent. Also, it should be noted that Church law itself anticipates the case where death is imminent. If a child is in real danger death, either parent, even in the absence of the other, may move to have a child baptized. This would include the divorced/separated situation presented above. Historically speaking, it was quite common before the modern age (1950's to present) for the father to take the newborn child to the local church to be baptized that very day. (MORE)
By 'they' do you mean the parents or the entire family? Either way there should be no problem. Talk to a Catholic priest to find out what will be required of you.
i have a friend who does. no joke, but she has no personal religion, shes just plain christian. ANSWER : Actually, it's done all the time but it's WRONG b/c it's dishonest. On the other hand, Baptism infuses the baby/child's soul with REAL grace that strengthens our souls and DOES, in reality,… bring us into the family of Christians. Baptism is also a requirement for salvation so I'd say do it. Also, "just plain christian" IS still Christian . She wouldn't desire to have her child baptized in the first place unless she believed in the necessity and value of Baptism. (MORE)
I would first determine is the Catholic party is attending Mass on a "regular" basis. If yes, continue.... ..... If no, ask the parents to delay the baptism until the Catholic party demonstrates a desire to communicate the Catholic faith to the child. One of the questions asked during the i…nitial interview is "are you married in a Catholic Church?" If yes, continue... .....If no, (remind the Catholic party that [ I do not berate the couple , but try to remind them that "they the Catholic member that "they are living in sin," and as such cannot receive the Eucharist,) the a prayer in the closing of mass is prayed for the father of the child: "you and your wife will be the first and best of teachers in the way of the faith"... .....As the Catholic party is a member of, and attending Mass, I offer them the opportunity of 'convalidating' (sacramentalize) their marriage [this is not a "second" marriage] so the Catholic party may give good example, by receiving the Eucharist with the child. .....As long as the Catholic party is attending Mass (all Catholics, no matter what their state in life, are obliged to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation) I do not consider the lack of marriage in the church to be an impediment. It is not a requirement for the non-Catholic party to convert to Catholism. I do however urge that they practice their own faith, faithfully, as to give good example. --- Godparents. One may be a non- Catholic (not really a God parent -- technically, a "Christian Witness". [Christian means a baptized, practicing member of a church community that worships the "Tri-Uine" God. A Catholic "Godparent" 1) must attend Mass regularly. 2) must be confirmed 3) if married, must be married in the Catholic Church. 3) must not to be co-habiting. 4) if married in the Catholic Church, their children (if any) must be enrolled in a Catholic religious education program. A member of the Roman Catholic Church that fails to meet any of the above stated requirements MAY NOT participate (take an active roll) in the Baptism. It was a short question, I appologize for the long answer. (MORE)
yes, my husband who is Christian but not baptized and I got married in a catholic church two weeks ago at a nuptial Mass
No. The Lutheran church believes that Holy Communion is Christ's body and blood by Real Presence. RP is usually described as "in, with, and under". To overly simplify it: we're not sure how it works, but we're taking it on faith. Roman Catholics believe that the wafer/ unleavened bread miraculously …becomes- physically and figuratively- the body and blood of Christ. This is a fundamental difference of philosophy, so they would probably not let you. Of course, this depends on the church itself. They would probably quote 2 Timothy (I think) and the curse that befalls anyone who takes Communion/ Eucharist in an unholy fashion. hope i helped. REVISED**The verse is 1 Corinthians 11:27 that states that communion should not be done in an unholy fashion (MORE)
i am not sure but i don't think so. ANSWER : YES, of course. . .providing he/she has not already been baptized in another Christian Church. The Catholic Church recognizes baptism of most non-catholic Christian churches, except the LDS and Jehovah's Witnesses and maybe a few others.
Yes, the child may be baptized. The child is not punished for the sins of the parents.
Yes, but there is no real reason to. Some Catholics do not regard the baptism of a person as valid unless it is carried out in the Catholic church. However, as long as the baptism of a person is carried out in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (as instituted by Jesus himself at th…e very end of Matthew's Gospel) then that baptism is valid whatever the denomination. One is baptised a Christian and not a member of a particular denomination of the Christian Church. Therefore to be baptised again into another denomination is not only not needed, it could be regarded as a snub on the denomination in which the first baptism took place - as ifm it wasn't a 'proper' baptism - and, as such, is unChristian. As the Anglican Church, Catholic Church, Baptists, Methodists, URC and almost all other denominations of the Christian Church baptise in this way, in the name of the Trinity, then all are valid according to scripture. Those that are not include Mormon baptism (where the vows and beliefs are so different) and the baptism of Jehovah's Witnesses who deny the divinity of Christ and therefore cannot baptise in the name of the Trinity as commanded in Matthew's Gospel. (MORE)
If a Christian from another denomination decides to be Catholic, he doesn't need to be baptised again because it is pretty much the same baptism in all the denominations, they all follow the same words which Jesus gave. A priest should be the one baptising. Regular people can only baptise in an e…mergency when the person is about to die. You have to say: "I baptise you in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." That was what Jesus told us to say to baptise. (MORE)
Yes, a child can be baptized if his parents are separated, even if they are divorced. Children are not penalized for the mistakes of their parents.
Is it possible to have your child baptized Catholic if you have been baptized but not confirmed into the Church?
There is no problem having your child baptized even if you were not a baptized as a Catholic as long as you intended to raise the child as a Catholic. You might wish to check with your pastor and see what can be done to 'bring you up to speed' with the sacraments and get confirmed, however.
Im guessing it would depend on the stance of the parents, godparents or other relatives. ANSWER No. Per RCC Canon law, at least ONE of the Godparents must be a Catholic in good standing (and provide documentation from his/her parish confirming that fact). The role of a Godparent is to assist …the child's parents in raising the child in the Catholic faith. How and why would a non-Catholic be suitable for such an important spiritual role? He/she would not. (MORE)
Can you receive communion in the Catholic church if you are baptized Catholic but been going to a Lutheran Church?
Yes! if you feel assure in the Catholic church,but it is not allowed if you do not want to receive Christ through communion. . \n
YES! The Catholic Church would NEVER refuse an innocent child that wishes to become a child of God! Sometimes a priest may DELAY (NEVER deny) a baptism if there is concern about the child being raised in the Catholic faith, but that should not be the case if the mother is Catholic.
I'm afraid not. The Catholic church will consider the baby as a 'Christian' and not a 'Roman Catholic' since they were baptized. It's a valid sacrament in the eyes of the Catholic Church. However you need to talk to the parish priest in the Catholic Church and they'll guide you with more informat…ion as to make your baby a Roman Catholic. (MORE)
Sometimes, nowadays, the Roman Catholic Church actually does baptize by immersion. It has been an option since liturgical reforms after the Second Vatican Council, and many churches built or remodeled since then have rather large baptismal fonts precisely for Baptism by immersion. Nonetheless, in mo…st places, Baptism by immersion is not very popular in Catholic Churches, as opposed to Baptism by pouring water on the head. Probably Baptism by immersion fell into disuse in the Catholic Church because it is messy, and dry-cleaning silk vestments after they have been immersed in water can be impossible, or at least expensive. Plus, many people, especially in colder countries have regarded baptism by immersion as unhealthy for themselves and their infant children. It is interesting to note that not all Catholics are Roman Catholics, and that Eastern Rite Catholics never stopped baptizing by immersion. (MORE)
They are all over the place in the United States. Look for a church that has been built or remodeled since the Second Vatican Council and the liturgical reforms that came afterward, roughly since 1970. Call the rectory and ask, and the priest or other staff at that church will probably be quite happ…y to tell you if they do they don't. Some older churches simply don't have a font that allows Baptism by immersion. Alternatively, you might call the local diocesan chancery offices, and ask to speak to the Diocesan Director of Liturgy. (The exact title may vary, but they'll know where to direct your call.) Probably the Diocesan Director of Liturgy would know which parishes actually can do baptism by immersion, and how often they actually do baptize that way. Most Baptisms these days take place during Sunday Mass, and I'm afraid that many Catholics avoid Baptism by immersion because of the mess, and because it could become a distraction to the rest of the Sunday Mass. (Think of the temptation of all the children to play in the pool during Mass.) On the other hand, not all Catholics are Roman Catholics, and most of the Eastern Rite Catholics have always baptized by immersion. If you asked one of them where to find a Catholic Church that baptized by immersion, they would cheerfully inform you that all of their Catholic Churches always baptized by immersion, except in cases where someone was in danger of death and was asking for Baptism right now . (MORE)
Yes, with permission of the Catholic pastor and if the other Godparent is a practicing Catholic.
Yes, at least one of them has to be confirmed and catholic. The other (of opposite sex) needs to be Christian and can be entered in books as Christian witness but can stiil be called godparent
assuming that you are baptizing a child, you and the godparents will have to take the necessary classes required by your parish. If you are an adult you will have to attend these classes yourself, and you can expect at minimum four or five classes.
No. As Christians, we believe in 'one baptism for the remission of sins.' You cannot be baptized twice. As long as you were baptized using the formula: "....I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit," then your baptism was perfectly valid and it does not need …to be repeated. (MORE)
yes, you have to be baptized in a catholic church in order to be catholic Roman Catholic Answer No, you must be baptized or received into the Church by a priest, if you have received Baptism previously in a protestant denomination and it is valid. If they are not sure of the validity of it, the…y will conditionally baptize you. (MORE)
Act 19:3 NIV - So Paul asked, "Then what baptism did you receive?" "John's baptism," they replied. Act 19:4 NIV - Paul said, "John's baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus." Act 19:5 NIV - On hearing this, they were bapti…zed into the name of the Lord Jesus. If it is a church affiliation issue not sure but baptism in principle as stated above is in Jesus Christ and that is the key, not where it occured. (MORE)
No, you can be baptized in another church, but will have to attend classes to be received into the Catholic Church ----------------------------------- All people validly baptised by water and by word are made Catholics. They are expected however to receive tuition in the faith of the apostles a…nd to have this confirmed by a valid bishop.. (MORE)
If you wish to be a Catholic, yes you will need to be baptized, unless you have received a valid baptism elsewhere.
If you are going to contract a marriage with a person who is not Catholic, and you wish to marry that person in the Church they belong, you may do so provided you have a dispensation. It is not necessary, therefore to marry in the Catholic Church to baptize your children. But it IS necessary to rai…se them in the PRACTICE of the Catholic Faith if you want your children baptized. This means YOU must make a concerted effort to attend Mass on Sunday's or Holy Days of obligation, and bring your children. (MORE)
Yes. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church 873, people who are baptized have their own part for the mission. CCC 905 states that, "Lay people also fulfill their prophetic mission by evangelization, "that is, the proclamation of Christ by word and the testimony of life."
What church can you be baptized in as an adult if you were christened in the Catholic Church as a baby?
The Catholic Church only recognizes one baptism, even most Protestant baptisms. If you have converted from Catholicism, however, any church that practices baptism will likely be able to conduct a baptism. You may be required to attend baptismal class prior to being baptized.
Yes, definitely. You would have to go through the catholic Church program called RCIA and after study then receive Communion and Confirmation sacraments. The Lutheran baptism is recognized as valid and you will not be baptized again.
Infant Baptism in a Baptismal Font or Fount is the norm. The name of the child is conferred at this time.
Baptism is the initiation ceremony into the Catholic Church. Our Lord told His apostles to "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit . . . "
The parents decide when their infant is to be baptized. However, the Church recommends that it be done as soon as possible after birth.
Catholic Answer This is a complicated question that can only be answered by theparish priest in charge of the parish in which the child resides.To be baptized there MUST be a well-founded hopethat the child will be raised as a Christian. If the the mother orfather raising the child is a practicing… Catholic then there shouldbe no problem. However, if the child is living with a parent who isengaging in a sinful lifestyle and obviously disregarding Churchteachings then I think the possibility of a well-founded hope wouldbe pretty slim. (MORE)
Yes. Anyone who is not already validly baptized can be baptized in the Catholic Church.
At the baptismal font, which is usually near the entrance of the Church, but may be anywhere in an older Church.
You may never "take" Holy Communion in a Catholic Church. You MAY only receive Holy Communion after you have been baptized, and in the Latin Rite, made your First Confession.
No, not under normal circumstances, which is not to say that there might not occur extraordinary circumstances under which it might happen, but that would be up to the pastor, and would be most rare. Church teaching says that parents are the first educators of their child, and that there must be a r…easonable hope that a child will be brought up in the faith. Without such a hope, baptism would be worse than useless. However, in danger of death, a child must always be baptized, regardless. (MORE)
if a child, under age 8, all that is required is one of parents tobe catjholic and desire to raise child cathiloic, and one godparentwho is catholic and confirmed and at least 16 years old If between 8 and 18 you wouold need to take some religion classesand then be confirmed at some point If over …18 you would enter a program called Rite of ChristainInitiation (RCIA) to learn about the faith, and take classes once aweek or every other weelk for 6 months and be baptized, confirmed,and receive communion at easter vigil. If already baptized a Chrsitian, there is no baptism but stil theRCIA program and communion and confirmation at Easter (MORE)
The Sacrament of Baptism is ordinarily conferred by a bishop,priest, or a deacon with the faculties to do so; however, in thecase of an emergency laypersons (with the right intentions) maybaptize provided an infant or adult is in danger of dying before apriest can be procured, any other person, whet…her man, woman, orchild my baptize in the following manner: While pouring common water on the head or face of the person,pronounce this verse: I baptize you in the name of The Father, and of The Son, andof The Holy Spirit. Amen. For a more in depth review I would recommend you have a lookat the Catechism Of The Catholic Church section 1256. (MORE)