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James Daue wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • Does the Catholic Church accept Baptism performed by other Christian churches?


  { Does the Catholic Church accept Baptism performed by other Christian churches? }

Bob replied:


Yes, most are accepted, as long as they follow the same basic formula (I baptize you in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit . . .)

Groups like Jehovah Witnesses that baptize only in the name of the son are not valid.


Bob Kirby

Mike replied:

Hi James,

In addition to Bob's answer, Fr. Jonathan specifically noted which churches have valid and invalid Baptisms at the end of his answer.


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