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What is Baptism?
Baptism is a sacrament in which, by water and the word of God, we are cleansed from all sin, re-born, and sanctified in Christ to life everlasting.
Give the matter (remote and proximate) of Baptism.
remote: pure natural water; proximate: application of the water, either by immersion or by infusion.
What is the form of Baptism and when is it said?
"I baptize thee in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." It is said at the same time the water is being poured.
Who may administer Baptism?
the ordinary minister of Baptism is a bishop or priest; the extraordinary minister is a deacon; in case of necessity anyone can be a minister as long as they have the right intention.
Who may receive Baptism?
anyone can receive Baptism; Baptism removes all original sin and the recipient should be Baptized as an infant.
When did Christ institute this sacrament?
through his command to Baptize all nations: "All power is given to Me in heaven and on earth. going, therefore, teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Sprit."
What are the six effects of Baptism?
a.) removes original sin and all sin before the Baptism; b.) remits all punishment due to sin; c.) confers sanctifying grace; d.) confers sacramental grace; e.) inprints on our soul an indelible character; f.) makes us members of Jesus Christ and of His Holy Church.
Are there any substitutes for Baptism of water?
Baptism of Desire and Baptism of Blood; Baptism of Desire is an act of perfect contrition combined with the wish to receive Baptism and baptism of blood is maryrdom.
is baptism a sacrament of the living or the dead?
baptism is a sacrament of the dead.
what is the role of the sponsors at a baptism? what are the baptismal vows?
to see that the promises are carried out. if the natural parents neglect their duty in this area, it is the duty of the god-parents to see that their god-children are instructed in the Catholic faith. baptismal vows are the promises made by the person to be baptized to firmly believe all the truths of the Catholic Church, and to lead a new life pleasing to God. in the case of children the sponsors pronounce these vows in their name.
define confirmation
a sacrament by which we receive the Holy Spirit with His sevenfold gift, and are made perfect Christians and soldiers of Christ.
give the matter (remote and proximate) of confirmation.
remote: holy chrism; proximate: anointing of the forehead with the chrism.
what is the form of confirmation?
"I sign thee with the sign of the Cross and I confirm thee with the chrism of salvation, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."
who may administer confirmation?
the ordinary minister is a bishop, but a priest can administer confirmation with the permission of a bishop.
who may receive confirmation?
anyone who has been baptized. in the latin church, it's usually administered to anyone who has reached the age of reason (about age 7). in the eastern church, you receive confirmation when you are baptized.
how do we know that confirmation was instituted by chris?
through scripture and tradition. christ promised the Holy ghost to His followers and that the apostles imparted the holy ghost by prayer and the imposition of hands. peter and john went to samaria to lay their hands upon those who had been baptized that they might receive the holy ghost. tradition- tertullian, st. cyprian, and st. augustine who said, "the sacrament of chrism is just as holy as baptism."
what are the three effects of confirmation?
increase of sanctifying grace; strength to profess our faith and fortitude in the combat against the enemies of our salvation.
what is the role of the confirmation sponsor?
to see that the person being confirmed acts like a christian.
is confirmation a sacrament of the living or of the dead?
sacrament of the living.

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