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adele2234 (Posted by) Level 3

Ireland. The gift that keeps on giving.

I read at the NCRegister that former Irish President Mary McAleese thinks that infant baptism is a violation of human rights.

Babies - Conscripts - Obligations - Obedience

Baptizing babies, she said, makes “infant conscripts who are held to lifelong obligations of obedience.”

She is, apparently, working on a Canon Law degree with the Jesuits in Rome. Jesuits. Now she thinks she has come up with something.


More of her wisdom:

“Let’s be frank about it, very little of the magisterium — there are elements of it that are obviously infallible, things like the teaching on Christ and his divinity; but there are other things that over many, many centuries were taught with great passion that quietly now have been abandoned by the very magisterium that taught them.”

Abortion - Restrictions - Ireland - Marriage - Women

McAleese, who has previously advocated publicly for ending abortion restrictions in Ireland, same-sex “marriage” and women’s ordination to the priesthood, drew headlines earlier this year when she spoke March 8 at a women’s conference in Rome held outside the Vatican.

Of course the Church has some important things to say about the importance of baptism and its connection with…well… you know… salvation.

God - Way - God - Him - Baptism

While God cannot be limited in any way, and it is possible for God to save whom it pleaseth Him to save, with or without baptism, we don’t know exactly how it works without baptism. We read in the Catechism of the Catholic Church:

1257 The Lord himself affirms that Baptism is necessary for salvation. He also commands his disciples to proclaim the Gospel to...
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