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Old Jun 10, '05, 2:22 pm
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Default Does the Church recognize non-Catholic baptisms?

Does the Catholic Church recognize baptism from non-Catholic Christian religions? Is it okay to attend a baptism in a non-Catholic church?
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Old Jun 10, '05, 3:56 pm
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Default Re: Does the Church recognize non-Catholic baptisms?

So long as the baptism is performed with the proper matter (water), form ("In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit") and intention (to baptize), the Church recognizes the validity of non-Catholic Christian baptisms. Since these baptisms are valid, it is fine to attend the baptism of a non-Catholic Christian.
 

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