=schaeffer;12774323]This subject came to mind because of some points that have been discussed recently in various threads.
People are baptized into the Catholic Church, either by the choice of their parents/godparents, or by their own choice after reaching the age of 18 and proving informed intent. (correct me if I’m wrong)
People are confirmed in the Catholic Faith either by the choice of their parents/godparents, during infancy or childhood, or by their own choice after reaching the age of 18 and proving informed intent etc.
If one was baptized/confirmed or both, yet then disavows the faith and perhaps speaks out openly against it are they Catholic?
Does it make a difference if the person who disavows the faith was baptized as an infant or chose as an adult to join the Church?
What does it take to be Catholic?
Thank you for your input.
Here’s the short response:)
All Christians recognize that there is BUT One True God; but that ends the same united Theology. Yes we do have in Common the Sacrament of Baptism with most Christian Faiths; and that comes close to ending the Sacramental unity.
Because God is Truly One True God Jer. 10:10 & Jn. 17:3
One God can and therefore must and does have only One set of Faith beliefs; which He could not have waited more than 1,000 years to make known through Wycliffe, Luther, Calvin Smith or anyone else. Mt. 28: 18-20 & Mk. 17:14-15
And following HIS OWN OT tradition of One Chosen People Exo. 6:7 & 1 Peter 2:9; Jesus chose and in fact did found Only One true Church, Mt. 10:1-8Mt. 16:18-19; Mt. 28:16-20 does promise to protect Mt. 16-18-19 & 28;18-20 it and to guide it alone John 17:11-26
This is clearly stated by Saint Paul in Eph. 4:1-7
THE FOLLOWING WAS WRITTEN AND TAUGHT MORE THAN 1,000 YEARS BEFORE THE Protestant Reformation:):
“ I therefore, a prisoner in the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation in which you are called,  With all humility and mildness, with patience, supporting one another in charity.  Careful to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.  One body and one Spirit; as you are called in one hope of your calling.  One Lord, one faith, one baptism.  One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in us all.  But to every one of us is given grace, according to the measure of the giving of Christ.”
God Bless you,