Sunday, March 02, 2008

Keep Your Ovaries off My Rosaries!

And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to Me in heaven and in earth. Going therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world.

Matthew 28:18-20 (Douay-Rheims)

The Church, following the example of her Founder, places great emphasis on the necessity of Baptism. So critically important is this Sacrament that, in danger of death, it may be validly administered by literally anyone -- even an atheist -- so long as the person administering it uses water, intends to do what the Church intends when baptizing, and uses the correct formula as clearly enunciated by Christ above.

As unmistakable as Christ's command is regarding Baptism, however, there seems no shortage of people who think they can improve upon it, and then go on to take it upon themselves to do just that, "baptizing" in the name of "the Creator, and of the Redeemer, and of the Sanctifier." The incredible pride that it takes to tamper with such an all-important Sacrament is apparently so prevalent, even among those in Holy Orders, that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has felt it necessary to issue a statement condemning the use of this feminist formulation, and warning that it results in an invalid Baptism. Anyone who has been "baptized" in the name of "the Creator, the Redeemer and the Sanctifier" is in fact not baptized at all.

This tampering with Baptism is not only prideful, but indicative of an appalling lack of faith. If you think it's more important to avoid being sexist than it is to save souls, your problem goes a lot deeper than poor prioritizing. If you take it upon yourself to change the formula for Baptism, then you don't really care whether Baptism is properly administered; if you don't care whether Baptism is properly administered, then you must not believe in its necessity; and if you don't believe in its necessity, then you can't possibly think that you have any use for a Redeemer, much less His Church.

Happily, the Pope has taken note of this problem in the Church, and issued the appropriate warning. Feminist priests and deacons are on notice.


  1. In fact, this is the Sallesian heresy (Modalsim) in baptising in the name of the modes of Creator, Redeemer, and Sanctifier, declaring God to be modes, a form of polytheism, as opposed to One in the Trinity.

    And so those "baptized" in these names, outside of the three Persons of God in the Trinity are not truly baptized.

    There are no heresies alive today that were not alive and condemned in the first centuries...including the heresies contained in protestantism.

  2. And These Feminizers are in NEED of a Great Swift Kick In The Arse

  3. If these Feminist-Types recited The Nicene Creed, they'd be lying:

    That's also my LATEST Gregorian Chant, playing right now

  4. Here's my thoughts before I got to yours

  5. "There are no heresies alive today that were not alive and condemned in the first centuries...including the heresies contained in protestantism."

    I forget who, but a Church Father said something like that. :-)