about Todd FlowerdayA Roman Catholic lay person, married (since 1996), with one adopted child (since 2001). I serve a parish in music ministry.
about John Donaghy
John is a lay missionary since 2007 with a parish in western Honduras. Before that he served in campus ministry and social justice ministry in Iowa. His ministry blog is http://hermanojuancito.blogspot.com
He also blogs reflections on the lectionary and saints/heroes/events of the date at http://walktheway.wordpress.com
He'll be a long-term contributor here analyzing the Latin American bishops' document from their 2007 Aparecida Conference.
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Category Archives: Rite of Baptism
Subheading VI details adaptations by the minister. These entail a careful look at two things: the preparation meetings (note the rite presumes more than one–a rarity, I’d say) and how to handle infant or young child baptism amidst the complexities … Continue reading
Subheading V covers “Adaptations by Conferences of Bishops or by Bishops” 23. In addition to the adaptations provided for in the General Introduction (nos. 30-33), the baptismal rite for infants admits other variations, to be determined by the conferences of … Continue reading
When a catechist or other episcopal appointee baptizes, much of the ritual remains in place up to the washing: 20. In the shorter rite of baptism designed for the use of catechists, [See SC 68.] the reception of the children, … Continue reading
Getting to the Baptism ritual itself: 18. In the celebration of the sacrament: The immediate preparation consists of: the solemn prayer of the celebrant, which, by invoking God and recalling his plan of salvation, blesses the water of baptism or … Continue reading
With the following sections, the RBC Introduction looks at the rite itself. Ordinarily, the whole rite is celebrated; no shortcuts: 15. Baptism, whether for one child, or for several, or even for a larger number, should be celebrated by the … Continue reading
First, you need a baptismal font. No preference on a birdbath or a hot tub though: 10. So that baptism may clearly appear as the sacrament of the Church’s faith and of incorporation into the people of God, it should … Continue reading