To: Robert A. Cook, PE
You are correct. In the Catholic Church, ANYONE can baptize another in the case of a dire emergency (e.g. the person being baptized is facing imminent death). However, there is no provision for baptizing a person who is already dead.
posted on 10/25/2009 9:32:54 AM PDT
("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
However, there is no provision for baptizing a person who is already dead.
True, but we still don't know when death takes place, which is why people pronounced dead can still be baptized a short time later. We all know of people who have had stopped hearts and brain waves who came back.
The gruesome methods in partial birth abortion and standard suction methods almost certainly don't allow for the kind of doubt a heart attack would.
posted on 10/25/2009 10:11:59 AM PDT
by Dr. Sivana
(There is no salvation in politics.)
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