Can Catholics circumcise their sons?


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Does the Church have a position regarding the circumcision of male babies?


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[quote=barnestormer]Does the Church have a position regarding the circumcision of male babies?
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If done for non-religious reasons (i.e., health, cultural), the Church has no position on the matter. It falls within the prudential judgment of the individual parents. However, the ancient teaching of the Church, from the time of the apostle Paul, is that circumcision should not be done by Christians for religious reasons because it has been superceded by baptism.


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