A question on Baptism
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(08-02-2009, 09:11 PM)spasiisochrani Wrote:
(08-02-2009, 08:37 PM)Resurrexi Wrote: According to the Code, for an infant to be baptized licitly "there be a well-founded hope that the child will be brought up in the Catholic religion." (cf. CIC, can. 868 §)

Actually, the Code not not require a "well-founded hope", but merely a "founded hope".  Here is the English from the Vatican website:

Can.  868 §1. For an infant to be baptized licitly:

1/ the parents or at least one of them or the person who legitimately takes their place must consent;

2/ there must be a founded hope that the infant will be brought up in the Catholic religion; if such hope is altogether lacking, the baptism is to be delayed according to the prescripts of particular law after the parents have been advised about the reason.


And here is the Latin:

Can. 868 — § 1. Ut infans licite baptizetur, oportet:

1° parentes, saltem eorum unus aut qui legitime eorundem locum tenet, consentiant;

2° spes habeatur fundata eum in religione catholica educatum iri quae si prorsus deficiat, baptismus secundum praescripta iuris particularis differatur, monitis de ratione parentibus.


A priest with a doctorate in canon law once told me that an apparently sincere promise to raise the child in the Catholic faith will sufice.

well, that solves that mystery.  I guess my next question is what suffices as a sincere promise.  I don't think a parent saying yes we will raise the child in the Catholic faith will suffice, especially the parents don't go to Mass every sunday, confession, and so on.  So does it ultimately come down to the interpretation of the priest, I guess.
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A question on Baptism - by AntoniusMaximus - 08-02-2009, 08:09 PM
Re: A question on Baptism - by cgraye - 08-02-2009, 08:19 PM
Re: A question on Baptism - by Resurrexi - 08-02-2009, 08:37 PM
Re: A question on Baptism - by RalphKramden - 08-02-2009, 08:40 PM
Re: A question on Baptism - by Historian - 08-02-2009, 08:45 PM
Re: A question on Baptism - by Historian - 08-02-2009, 08:48 PM
Re: A question on Baptism - by AntoniusMaximus - 08-02-2009, 09:02 PM
Re: A question on Baptism - by spasiisochrani - 08-02-2009, 09:11 PM
Re: A question on Baptism - by AntoniusMaximus - 08-02-2009, 09:16 PM



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