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# baptism

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# we vs i
Declaring thousands of baptisms in US invalid due to word error 'over the top', Irish priest says
Thousands of Catholics in the US and Brazil may have to be re-baptised because the priest in question said ‘we’ instead of ‘I’.
# baptism barrier
Dublin archdiocese saw 10% decline in christenings in the year after 'baptism barrier' was removed
Baptisms in Dublin dropped from 13,234 to 11,922 between 2018 and 2019.
In Dublin, the rate of baptisms decreased by roughly 10% between 2018 and 2019.
In that same year, Ireland’s birth rates fell from 61,016 to 59,796, according to the CSO.
Ireland in 2018 amended legislation to remove the so-called “baptism barrier”.
'Significant' plans announced to move sacramental preparation away from schools
'No more baptism barrier': Catholic schools won't use religion as admission criteria, says Bruton
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# baptism
Orthodox Church in Romania faces growing pressure over baptism rituals after six-week-old baby dies
Prosecutors have opened a manslaughter probe against the priest in the northeastern city of Suceava.
# Communion
'Significant' plans announced to move sacramental preparation away from schools
The sacraments are Baptism, Confession, First Communion, and Confirmation.
# baptism
Stuart Lancaster leans on 6 Nations experience in preparation for first taste of Leinster v Munster
The ex-England boss believes fixtures like these are the closest thing to international rugby.
# Catholic Church
The New York Times has put the spotlight on having to baptise a child to get them into school
We’ve made the front page.
# Catholic Church
'It's insulting to parents to say they're baptising their children to get them into a school'
The Primate of Ireland Archbishop Eamon Martin said it was being overstated that this occurred regularly.
# pragmatic baptism
Almost half of parents would not choose a Christian school for their child if they had the option
One in five people know someone who has baptised their child just to get them into the local school.
# ya wha' gay?
Hozier has been explaining to Gay Byrne why he thinks baptism is ridiculous
The veteran presenter also asked the singer if his generation was ‘cross and resentful’ about the Catholic church.
Non-religious parents are being discriminated against by our outdated school system
Children who are not baptised are discriminated against by Irish national schools (despite the taxpayer funding these schools).
# Burn after reading
The Watford and Reading years that helped make Brendan Rodgers the manager he now is
The Northern Irishman has had to work his way up the ladder. We spoke to those there at the beginning.
# casting out sin
'No plans' to remove the devil from Church of Ireland baptisms, following CofE lead
New language for baptism services is being road-tested in English parishes in a bid to make the text used more accessible.
# Baby Names
Saints alive! The unusual Christian names we should use more often
Top 10 suggestions for the Catholic who wants to observe Pope Benedict’s call to give Christian names to children but wants something other than John or Concepta…