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Baptism violates children’s rights, former Irish president says

June 11, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: Mary McAleese, Ireland’s president from 1997 to 2011, said in a lecture at Oxford that “it is difficult, arguably impossible, to sustain any longer the proposition that the 37,000 babies who are baptized every single day into the Catholic Church have, as a consequence of that christening, made promises which bind them to serious lifelong obligations.”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Jun. 12, 2021 3:05 PM ET USA

    She said: "...babies who are baptised every single day into the Catholic Church have, as a consequence of that christening, made promises which bind them to serious lifelong obligations, promises they cannot possibly understand and which canon law says they cannot escape even when they become capable of understanding their implications." FINALLY! FINALLY! FINALLY!. We see an example of the infamous "rigidity" that Pope Francis decries. We have seen the enemy, and it is NOT us. More leftist hate.

  • Posted by: nix898049 - Jun. 11, 2021 12:56 PM ET USA

    Mary MacAleese, EBLI. Educated Beyond Level of Intelligence.