Skip to comments.Lesbians’ baby baptized in Argentina’s cathedral
Posted on 04/06/2014 3:02:19 AM PDT by markomalley
Umma Azul, whose godmother is the countrys President, on Saturday became the first child of a lesbian couple to be baptized by the Catholic Church in Argentina.
Carina Villarroel and Soledad Ortiz asked Archbishop Carlos Jose Nanez for the blessing, according to national news agency Telam. The bishop reportedly said their marital status has no bearing on the child.
A priest performed the baptism at the cathedral in Cordoba, Telam said.
Same-sex marriage has been legal in Argentina since 2010, but is not sanctioned by the Catholic Church.
President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, the baby girls official godmother, could not attend but sent a representative, according to Telam.
For those who are wondering, here is what the Code of Canon Law says about infant baptism:
Can. 868 §1. For an infant to be baptized licitly:
1/ the parents or at least one of them or the person who legitimately takes their place must consent;
2/ there must be a founded hope that the infant will be brought up in the Catholic religion; if such hope is altogether lacking, the baptism is to be delayed according to the prescripts of particular law after the parents have been advised about the reason.
§2. An infant of Catholic parents or even of non-Catholic parents is baptized licitly in danger of death even against the will of the parents.
The catechism, meantime, adds:
IV. WHO CAN RECEIVE BAPTISM?
1246 Every person not yet baptized and only such a person is able to be baptized.
The Baptism of infants
1250 Born with a fallen human nature and tainted by original sin, children also have need of the new birth in Baptism to be freed from the power of darkness and brought into the realm of the freedom of the children of God, to which all men are called. The sheer gratuitousness of the grace of salvation is particularly manifest in infant Baptism. The Church and the parents would deny a child the priceless grace of becoming a child of God were they not to confer Baptism shortly after birth.51
1251 Christian parents will recognize that this practice also accords with their role as nurturers of the life that God has entrusted to them.
1252 The practice of infant Baptism is an immemorial tradition of the Church. There is explicit testimony to this practice from the second century on, and it is quite possible that, from the beginning of the apostolic preaching, when whole households received baptism, infants may also have been baptized.
Faith and Baptism
1253 Baptism is the sacrament of faith. But faith needs the community of believers. It is only within the faith of the Church that each of the faithful can believe. The faith required for Baptism is not a perfect and mature faith, but a beginning that is called to develop. The catechumen or the godparent is asked: What do you ask of Gods Church? The response is: Faith!
1254 For all the baptized, children or adults, faith must grow after Baptism. For this reason the Church celebrates each year at the Easter Vigil the renewal of baptismal promises. Preparation for Baptism leads only to the threshold of new life. Baptism is the source of that new life in Christ from which the entire Christian life springs forth.
1255 For the grace of Baptism to unfold, the parents help is important. So too is the role of the godfather and godmother, who must be firm believers, able and ready to help the newly baptized child or adult on the road of Christian life. Their task is a truly ecclesial function (officium). The whole ecclesial community bears some responsibility for the development and safeguarding of the grace given at Baptism.
I’m glad the innocent child has been baptized.
I agree the baby has no agenda.
Good for the baby. I wonder how the parents reconcile their lifestyle, being a disordered lifestyle, with their obligation to raise the child as Christian. How are they, in their denial of their Christian call to chastity, going to explain to this child that they want the child to be raised rightfully acknowledging her parents’ lifestyle is contrary everything she has been baptized into?
Leviticus 18:22 only discusses male sexual relationships, not female.
How is it possible in this secular plane for a baby to be Lesbian? The concept eludes me.
Did the two dykes go up for communion after the ceremony? I would be willing to bet that they did. This baptism makes a mockery of the institution of marriage. and of the sacrement of Catholic baptism. How can two dykes promise to bring up the baby in the Catholic faith when they are committing mortal sin by committing sodomy, and in the process laughing in the face of the church.
For a moment I missed the apostrophe in the word Lesbian’s...
WHEW... I thought they’ve discovered something about babies we never did before ... :)
RE: Leviticus 18:22 only discusses male sexual relationships, not female.
Romans 1:26-32 unfortunately, tells us that even LESBIAN relationships are DEPRAVED.
And 1 Corinthians 6:9 unfortunately talks about homosexuality as a catch all phrase for those that belong to unrighteousness that will not inherit the kingdom of God.
I wish we could wish it away, but we can’t.
Brain wash them early it’s for the goal.
Ditto. The child is not at fault.
“Romans 1:26-32 unfortunately, tells us that even LESBIAN relationships are DEPRAVED.”
Unfortunately for the person who wants to justify lesbian relationship.
For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, ymen committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
Anyone who objects will lose their job - it’s the new definition of liberal ‘tolerance’... That said, this is fine with me... I’m capable of real tolerance... not the liberal ‘brownshirt’ kind...
I wouldn’t set foot in that place again if I lived there