Baptism In Contemporary Roman Catholic Thought

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

To implement reforms decided upon at the Second Vatican Council, the Roman Catholic church has restored the adult catechumenate as a preparation period for baptism and given it a prominent role in the church, alongside infant baptism. Like most other major Christian churches, the Roman Catholic church no longer insists on rebaptizing converts who have been baptized in water in the name of the Trinity in other churches.

The theology and celebration of baptism has undergone significant...


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