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Catholic Church sees global growth in faithful, faces decline in vocation

Globally, the number of baptized Catholics rose to 1.390 billion in 2022, marking a 1.0% increase from the previous year.

Faithful return to Jesus baptism site in Jordan after COVID lull

The annual event was limited in 2021 to members of the clergy amid strict restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19

Pope Francis: Celebrate the date of your baptism like a birthday

The pope said that baptism is like a rebirth in Christ and therefore should be celebrated “like a birthday”

Philippines has most number of baptized Catholic children in 2020

The papal nuncio to the Philippines described Filipinos as “a living testament of faith in the 500 years of Catholicism in the country”

Photos: Quezon City church holds mass baptism following easing of health...

With the lifting of health restrictions, the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish held a “mass baptism” of children on the Feast of Saint Joseph

US priest used wrong baptism words for 26 years

For 26 years, the priest had been performing the sacrament with the words, "We baptize you," instead of "I baptize you"

Pope Francis baptizes babies in Sistine Chapel for first time since...

As in previous years, the pope told parents not to worry if their babies made loud noises during the ceremony

The conversion of Jesus (and ours, too)

Baptism has never been about celebratory self-assertion; it has always been about conversion

Spirit and fire

If we participate in the life of Christ, we must also participate in the mission of Christ, which is to share his SPIRITED LIFE

Mindanao diocese to baptize 500 children to mark quincentennial of Christianity

Bishop Colin Bagaforo of Kidapawan said that by the celebration of baptism "we are proclaiming to everyone that the Church is alive”

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