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An Unexpected Refresher Course on the Sacraments

By |2021-01-03T01:28:51+00:00November 20th, 2020|Church, Recent, Resources|

It was a bit shocking to read recently about the Detroit priest who discovered, three years after ordination, that he had never been validly baptized.  The invalid baptism meant he was not a priest. As Fr. Matthew Hood was reviewing a video of his own baptism 30 years earlier, he heard with his own ears [...]

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Matter and Form of the Seven Sacraments

By |2020-11-27T17:20:32+00:00August 27th, 2020|Church, Recent, Resources|

Matter and form are to the sacraments what money and a purchase agreement (contract) are to buying a house. These two elements (money/contract) are the minimum conditions for a legal act and allow the transfer of a thing from one owner to another. Sacraments work in a similar way. Matter (material or tangible element) [...]

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The Ripple Effect of an Invalid Priestly Ordination

By |2020-08-29T15:04:12+00:00August 27th, 2020|Resources|

In my recent article at Catholic Stand, “An Unexpected Refresher Course on the Sacraments,” I spoke about the invalid ordination of Fr. Matthew Hood of the Archdiocese of Detroit. Father was viewing a video of his own baptism when he discovered that the deacon who performed the ceremony used the incorrect formula for baptism [...]

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