New preaching module studies ‘the baptized life’

The module offers both written and video resources and encourages pastors to spend time together in discussion and practice.

‘An inexpressible treasure’: CTCR releases report on Holy Baptism

Other newly available documents from the CTCR are a discussion guide and Bible study to accompany the 2018 report on the royal priesthood and a Spanish-language version of the Bible study for the 2012 report on immigration.

From the mission field – Mexico and India

This month’s column includes news from Mexico and India.

Water, Water Everywhere

The people of Bangladesh live on and in the water. During the rainy season, the water rises to such levels that people must travel by boat instead of bus, bicycle or car. It’s common to see children of five, six…

Stewardship Thought for the Baptism of Our Lord

January 13th, one week after Epiphany, is the date the Church celebrates the Baptism of Our Lord. The following is the Stewardship Thought for this celebration – you can download Stewardship Thoughts for every week of the church year at…

Baptizing children of gay couples — new battleground?

Despite campaigns against same-sex marriage, Catholic leaders have avoided doing anything to block gay couples from having their children baptized.

Church of England’s alternative baptism liturgy drops reference to devil

The Church of England has been accused of “dumbing down” the baptism service following the introduction of an alternative liturgy in which parents and godparents need not repent of their “sins” or reject “the devil.”

Baptism rates slide despite high-profile boosts

Public comments about Baptism from Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Pope Francis seem unlikely to reverse the nose-diving rates of Baptism in the United States.