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Baptism

You Cannot ‘De-baptize’ Yourself

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According to Reuters, via Father Z, a Dutch website is offering forms for people to “de-baptize” themselves from the Church. Father Z rightly notes: It is impossible to “un-baptize” yourself, by the way. Baptism imprints a special character on the soul. It cannot be “undone.” It may be possible to have your name removed from the […]

The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

In the Catholic Church, we recognize the validity of most baptisms of protestant congregations. Even though protestants themselves often reject the idea that baptism has an actual effect on the soul, but is merely a “sign” of graces received, we believe that baptism makes us reborn into new life, and that baptism brings with it […]