The Sacrament of Baptism Category

WHY is Baptism NECESSARY for the salvation of all men?

Baptism is necessary for the salvation of all men, because Christ has said: “Unless a man be born again of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” From the time of Christ this has been the unequivocal teaching of the Church. The reason lies in […] Read more »

What are THE EFFECTS of the character imprinted on the soul by Baptism?

The effects of the character imprinted on the soul by Baptism are that we become members of the Church, subject to its laws, and capable of receiving the other sacraments. By Baptism we become members of the Church and children of God. We are given the right to enter heaven, […] Read more »

WHAT SINS does Baptism take away?

Baptism takes away original sin, and also actual sins and all the punishment due to them, if the person baptized be guilty of any actual sins and truly sorry for them. 1. Baptism is the only sacrament that can remit original sin. It cleanses us from all sin, original and […] Read more »

What is BAPTISM?

Baptism is the sacrament that gives our souls the new life of sanctifying grace by which we become children of God and heirs of heaven. Baptism is the very first sacrament we may receive. Unless we are baptized, we are forbidden to receive any other sacraments. Baptism has the three […] Read more »