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Offline 2Vermont

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« on: June 24, 2014, 07:28:34 AM »
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  • Isn't it true that Catholic teaching is that, at the moment of baptism, one is considered Catholic?  It is after that, based on beliefs, that one becomes whatever Protestant denomination?
    If any one saith, that the ceremonies, vestments, and outward signs, which the Catholic Church makes use of in the celebration of masses, are incentives to impiety, rather than offices of piety; let him be anathema. - Council of Trent

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    « Reply #1 on: June 24, 2014, 09:30:59 AM »
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    Isn't it true that Catholic teaching is that, at the moment of baptism, one is considered Catholic?  It is after that, based on beliefs, that one becomes whatever Protestant denomination?


    If a child is baptized (or someone else who doesn't have the use of reason), then the person is a Catholic until they embrace a false religion or if they grow up in a state where they do not practice any religion.

    If at the time of Baptism someone is an adult and is already Protestant, then the Baptism doesn't make them Catholic, so they are not Catholic not even at the moment of Baptism.


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    « Reply #2 on: June 24, 2014, 10:40:37 AM »
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    Isn't it true that Catholic teaching is that, at the moment of baptism, one is considered Catholic?  It is after that, based on beliefs, that one becomes whatever Protestant denomination?


    If a child is baptized (or someone else who doesn't have the use of reason), then the person is a Catholic until they embrace a false religion or if they grow up in a state where they do not practice any religion.

    If at the time of Baptism someone is an adult and is already Protestant, then the Baptism doesn't make them Catholic, so they are not Catholic not even at the moment of Baptism.


    This is my understanding as well.

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    « Reply #3 on: June 24, 2014, 01:21:45 PM »
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  • OK, that makes sense.  Thanks.
    If any one saith, that the ceremonies, vestments, and outward signs, which the Catholic Church makes use of in the celebration of masses, are incentives to impiety, rather than offices of piety; let him be anathema. - Council of Trent

     

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