Membership of the Church: Part II – Baptism

In the first part of our series on membership of the Church we discussed the Church’s perpetual visibility. We saw that the Catholic Church is a society which is always identifiable by men of good will through her four marks of unity, sanctity, catholicity and apostolicity. These marks are discernible by the senses. We further …

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Doubtful Baptisms – reflections on the necessity for widespread access to conditional sacraments

In late 2020, it emerged that two priests had been required to seek baptism, confirmation and ordination after being invalidly baptised as infants. What are the potential consequences of the breakdown of sacramental practice in the post-conciliar Church? How does this compare to the sacramental security enjoyed in the Catholic Church prior to the Second …

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