Are Catholics morally bound to be circumcised?



Does the Church teach anything directly on circumcision? I am a new dad and do not think I am going to circumcise my boy. I guess I am doing that on the grounds that it seems a bit wrong to do so - but I also am guessing that the church really does not speak on the subject - modern day practices of the medical field to more or less routinely circumcise baby boys…Is there a moral imperative one way or the other or is it just the parents decision?




For Catholics circumsision is a medical matter. Check with your doctor and decide.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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