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Former Irish president opposes Baptism for children

June 25, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: Mary McAleese, the former president of Ireland, has voiced her opposition to the baptism of children, saying that the practice produces ‘infant conscripts who are held to lifelong obligations of obedience.” McAleese, who is also an outspoken champion of women’s ordination, holds a licentiate in canon law from the Pontifical Gregorian university.

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  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Jun. 26, 2018 5:29 PM ET USA

    Therefore she should declare as a Baptist. This is totally incompatible with the two thousand year tradition. She should read J. Jeremias, a Protestant scholar, on the subject.