Is my nephew's Baptism valid?


#1

To whom it may concern:

I have a concern re: my nephew’s Baptism. In Aug 2002, my mother and were the Godparents of my little nephew. I had only been baptized Catholic as an infant in 1974 and my mother had done her Baptism/First Communion/Confirmation a long time ago.

Is my nephew’s Baptism valid? If so, If the priest who performed the Baptism was convicted of sexual abuse afterwards, is it still a valid Baptism?

Thanks.

Robert


#2

Dear Robert,

Yes your nephew’s baptism is valid. A priest’s personal state of soul does not affect the validity of the sacraments he confects (performs).

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.


DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in these forums do not necessarily reflect those of Catholic Answers. For official apologetics resources please visit www.catholic.com.