Posts Tagged ‘Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith’

What is a valid baptism?

Monday, August 31st, 2020

Fr Matthew Hood of the Archdiocese of Detroit recently discovered that his baptism as an infant had been invalid when he watched a family video that showed Deacon Mark Springer saying, “We baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” The Congregation for the Doctrine of Read more

Parishioner sacraments in question after priest’s own invalid baptism

Monday, August 24th, 2020
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The validity of some Dearborn, Michigan, parishoners’ sacraments has been called into question after one of its own priests invalid baptism! Father Matthew Hood learned that he was not a baptised Catholic earlier this month after watching a family video of his baptism and where some words were changed. The words used at his baptism Read more

Australian bishops in Rome to restore faith

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Australian bishops have been meeting top Vatican officials, including the Vatican secretary of state and the secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, to discuss the situation of the Catholic Church in Australia. The Australian delegation – which included Denis Hart, Archbishop of Melbourne, Mark Coleridge, Archbishop of Brisbane and Justice Neville Owen Read more

Medjugorje pastoral situation good, apparitions may be recognised soon

Monday, August 21st, 2017

A Polish archbishop, Henryk Hoser, who has been studying the pastoral situation in Medjugorje, says it is in good heart. He also says he thinks the apparitions of Our Lady which appeared in the town in 1981 might be recognised by the Vatican later this year Although he expressed an opinion about the Vatican’s likely Read more