John Paul II “Papal Mass”
I saw a video on the 1995 Central Park "papal mass". At the Consecration, John Paul II said: "all" not "many". So is it correct then, that all who came forward for communion were not given the Body and Blood of Christ, but mere bread.
Yes, that was definitely invalid.
Conditional Baptism of Converts
First, I want to tell you how much I enjoy your videos and all the information your monastery has provided to the public.
Out of curiosity, I wondered if a person who was born in a Protestant sect and was, consequently, baptized in that sect, would they have to be re-baptized if they later converted to Catholicism?
I ask this because I thought Baptism could only be administered once. I heard that even an atheist can validly baptize someone. If this is correct, why couldn't a Protestant perform a valid baptism? Looking forward to your response to clear up this question for me.
We're glad you are looking at the information. A person can only be baptized one time. A Protestant or another heretic could validly baptize, provided basic matter, form, and intention are observed. However, when there is a doubt about how a baptism was performed, a conditional one should be done when a person is ready to convert.
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