Let's take the plunge (First Scrutiny)

Posted March 4, 2018 1:36 pm by Editor

Let's take the plunge (First Scrutiny)

I’m holding in my hand a lovely daily missal. It was printed when I was two years old, but the rite of baptism is exactly the same rite used when I was baptized.I found three interesting things in the missal. The first was obvious: the sacrament was celebrated in Latin. But the other two were more remarkable. First, there was no special rite for an adult. More or less, an adult would be baptized in almost the same way as a baby.And second, the missal makes it clear that the rite of baptism—taking perhaps fifteen minutes—was a boiled-down version of

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