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Unread 02-17-2022, 01:05 PM
Roger Slater Roger Slater is offline
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I don't think he can redo all of them. There were thousands over a long period of years. Some of the baptisms were of people who already died and must now spend eternity in howling with pain in fiery brimstone because of a pronoun mix-up.

For goodness sake, couldn't they just decide that he was using the royal we? Or that, since he was at least part of the "we", the baptism was valid despite the sloppy language?

It's hard to believe that canon law doesn't give canon lawyers at least a little bit of wiggle room to rise above technicalities that harm thousands of people who did nothing wrong.

Given the ruling, there should be a class action against the priest. If everyone has to re-baptize, think of the money they wasted on caterers and transportation the first time around!
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