My wife was confirmed a month ago, I got baptized this Easter and my kids (ages 18mo and 6mo) are getting baptized this Sunday. My extended Baptist and Presbyterian family is trying to talk us out of it. I’ve been able to defeat most of their arguments – they’re the same issues that I had to figure out but now they’ve got a new objection that I’ve not heard of before and they’re planning on springing it on us durring my children’s post-baptism party. (We reserved the “Pope room” at a local Italian resturant )
EDIT: The objection is that historicaly and in the present day Popes have used their authority badly.
Thinking of B16, he commanded us to practice lectio divina if we want the church to flourish. He commanded us to drop limbo. He gave us increased access to the Latin mass. He’s also offered countless exhortations to pray, be holy, etc… but nothing that chafes a well intentioned Christian.
Can anyone put this in a broader context for me? Any threads or articles?
Thanks in advance!