Saturday, August 24, 2013

Did you know Benedict changed the Baptismal rite? [For the better]

Conspiracy theories anyone?

In one of the deeply kept secrets of the papal transition, Benedict XVI changed the words of the baptismal rite and the change was promulgated by Francis.  No longer does the church welcome the newly baptized into the "Christian community," but rather into the "Church of God."

Sandro Magister explains in "Vatican Diary / Pope Benedict's Parting Shot:"

This more precise language make sense in terms of the Vatican II theological terminology, on which see the late Father Richard John Neuhaus's essay: "The One True Church."

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