there is a discussion going on regarding the baptism of children vs. the dedication of them. I have never heard of a “dedication” service in the Catholic Church, and yet one of the participants insists it is ok and done within the Church. He may be correct, I just have never heard of it before and would like to know if this is so.
In the same discussion thread is various opinions as to the Catholic Church’s stand on mixed marriages, performed within the Church, and the promise to raise a child of that marriage Catholic. Some say the promise to do so is stated in the service itself, others maintain a paper is signed by the couple and others say that has all been ‘done away with’ under Vatican II. Could you explain this to me and whether it varies according to location and/or diocese?
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