Living the Catholic Faith: Rediscovering the Basics by Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
It happened maybe forty years ago. An uncle took his young niece and nephew out on the Niagara River in his powerboat, a few miles above the Falls. 644 more words
So becoming a minister all those years ago was a bit left field, to say the least! With this role comes many honors and privileges, which includes, weddings, baptisms and funerals, being invited into people’s lives for various reasons and at various times, some happy some not so. 321 more words
I grew up going to a Lutheran school until 8th grade, and one of the highlights of the year was Ash Wednesday, the first day of the season of Lent: the 40 days leading up to Easter, which is a time of fasting and self-denial in preparation for Easter. 1,076 more words
Until I return after Easter, please enjoy my essays about Baptism!
Fortunately, CofC baptisms are valid (with water and in the Trinitarian formula), but the group closes the gates to the Kingdom by refusing the biblical, historical, and reasonable allowance of “pouring” as a mode, and it denies the Sacrament to those who haven’t attained the biblically-absent and elusive “age of accountability”. 97 more words