I would like to know why is it believed that if you were baptized catholic you'll always be catholic? My daughter was told this since she is now christian.
Asked by Anonymous at 2:13 PM on Jan. 13, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by eringobrough at 3:06 PM on Jan. 13, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 2:17 PM on Jan. 13, 2009
Answer by anetrnlov at 2:20 PM on Jan. 13, 2009
Answer by abigail824 at 2:27 PM on Jan. 13, 2009
There are 3 sacrament of initition in the Catholic Church -- Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation. Someone is a full member of the Catholic Church when they receive all three. Generally speaking someone who is raised Catholic will be baptized first, then receive First Communion (Eucharist) and the Confirmation as they are older. Adults who convert and have not been baptized will receive all 3 sacraments when they convert. Adults who were baptized in another Christian faith will not be rebaptized but will receive the other 2 sacraments when they convert.
Abigail: I am not sure though, if you decide not to get Confirmed, if you can still receive Communion-
A Catholic who received their First Communion can continue to receive Communion if they haven't been confirmed -- however they should seriously consider receiving Confirmation if the intend to continue to practice the Catholic faith.
Answer by eringobrough at 3:12 PM on Jan. 13, 2009
Answer by eringobrough at 3:13 PM on Jan. 13, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 3:31 PM on Jan. 13, 2009
Answer by jenettyshome at 11:15 PM on Jan. 13, 2009