Turning them away from the faith

Turning them away from the faith

Kelly Clark asks us to consider the following excerpt from an article on an interfaith website:

For interfaith couples who have chosen to raise their children within Judaism, problems with regard to not baptizing their children arise because traditions do not die easily. It would not be uncommon, for example, to have a relative, perhaps a grandmother or grandfather, who might be very upset that the baby is not baptized.

You might expect that from the rabbi in whose religion the children are being raised. You probably wouldn’t expect it from the Catholic priest whose “traditions” are being rejected, traditions which he blithely waves away to “die easily.”

And that Catholic priest? Fr. Walter Cuenin.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli