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Is it wrong to defer the baptism of infants?

 

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Yes. As stated in the Baltimore Catechism...

"It is wrong to defer the baptism of an infant, because we thereby expose the child to the danger of dying without the Sacrament."

According to the Catechism of Pope St. Pius X...

"There should be the greatest anxiety to have infants baptized because, on account of their tender age, they are exposed to many dangers of death, and cannot be saved without Baptism."

According to the Catechism of the Council of Trent...

"The faithful are earnestly to be exhorted to take care that their children be brought to the church, as soon as it can be done with safety, to receive solemn Baptism. Since infant children have no other means of salvation except Baptism, we may easily understand how grievously those persons sin who permit them to remain without the grace of the Sacrament longer than necessity may require, particularly at an age so tender as to be exposed to numberless dangers of death."


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