The Vatican II Rite of Baptism - for Children - "Is
by Fr. Lucian Pulvermacher, OFM Cap.
In this study, I use the official books of the
Novus Ordo Vatican II Church. The title is "The Rites of the Catholic Church"
as Revised by Decree of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council and Published
by Authority of Pope Paul VI. The English translation prepared by the International
Commission on English in the Liturgy, Pueblo Publishing Co., New York,
1976. There are 2 volumes, and the volume used in this study is No. 1.
Before looking at anything in the rites, we must give the word "revised"
a serious look. You can revise a man by giving him a good hair cut, or
you can revise him by neutering him. The effect in both cases is quite
different. Has the revision of the rites of the Church made by order of
Vatican II (1962-1965) and executed by Paul VI been the type that made
them better or did the revisions neuter the rites - leaving them emasculated
and useless? Henry VIII and his henchmen neutered Anglican Orders, thus
making them invalid; so decreed Pope Leo XIII.
Is a Revised Baptism Valid?
What is Necessary for a Valid Sacrament?
In the rite for the baptism of children, we find the proper title, "Baptism
for Children." However, when we look at the rite itself we find that the
intention is defective. Three things are necessary for a valid sacrament:
We must look to the intention both in the rite itself and in the minister
of the sacrament. If the intention as expressed in the rite is defective,
then one need not check the intention of the minister since he cannot overcome
a defective intention in the rite itself.
Vatican II's Baptism has a Defective Intention
In the new Vatican II rite of baptism for children, it is not difficult
to find how the rite has its intention vitiated. After the profession of
faith is over, we read the following (page 234), and it is directed to
the parents and godparents. We read, "Is it your will that N. should
be baptized in the faith of the Church, which we have all professed with
you?" Then the parents and godparents respond, "It is." After that
the minister of the sacrament goes ahead with the proper matter (water
- presumably poured over the skin of the head) and the proper form ("I
baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy
Spirit." We have no question on this score. The matter and form are correct
in the rite itself.
How the Intention is Defective
At first you may not be aware of the satanic trick in regard to the intention
of the rite. The word baptized has lost its true theological meaning. Let
me give you an example. When a jeweler asks you, "Do you want to buy a
diamond?" you know exactly what the product is. He must sell you a real
diamond or be a real cheat. However, we have a new ball game if he asks,
"Do you want to buy a diamond made of plastic?" You no longer have a diamond
but a chunk of plastic. Why use the word diamond at all? The word plastic
so modifies the concept of diamond that the true product no longer exists.
The same is true in the Novus Ordro rite question, "Is it your will that
N. should be baptized in the faith of the Church…" You could change the
words, baptized in the faith of the Church to (1) introduced in the faith
of the Church, or (2) brought in the faith of the Church, or (3) inducted
in the faith of the Church, and the like expressions. If the question had
stopped at, "Is it your will that N. should be baptized (period)", we would
have no evidence that the intention of the rite is vitiated. However, we
have the evidence that the word baptized is modified to ruin it just as
the phrase, "Do you want to buy a diamond made of plastic?"
Let me be a little more specific on this question. If you go to a hardware
store and order a box of socket wrenches you get the whole box, that is,
the entire full box of sockets, ratchets, handles and the like. If you
lose or break one socket in your set, you go to the same hardware store
and order size so and so and not the whole box, and that is all you get.
Well, baptism as it stands in Catholic theology contains four sockets,
When the Novus Ordo rite asks, "Is it you will that N. should be baptized
in the faith of the Church …", it merely asks for the fourth and last socket
in the box of baptism, namely, membership in the community as it is.
forgiveness of original sin,
if necessary, forgiveness of personal sins (and
then comes sanctifying grace),
the placing of an indelible character on the
the person baptized is made a member of the true Mystical Body of Christ.
You Get All or Nothing
In regard to the sacrament of baptism, you receive all the four elements
(as stated above) or you receive none of them at all. It is true that forgiveness
of original sin and mortal sin can be suspended by reason of non-divine
and Catholic faith in an adult or non-sorrow for personal mortal sins.
However, when that lack is provided for, forgiveness follows immediately
by reason of the valid sacrament of baptism. Once again, you get all or
nothing, and asking for a part only, means getting nothing at all.
Can a non-Catholic be a Sponsor?
We have a further difficulty in regard to the faith of the community in
that both sponsors in a new rite Vatican II baptism need not be Catholics.
One can be a non-Catholic (of a different faith) who stands as a witness
of their common faith. Obviously that is not the faith of the true Mystical
Body of Christ, the Catholic Church. If there is a common faith between
so-called Catholics and non-Catholics then that must be the "faith" of
the one world religion. It is terrible to be lead to believe that one could
be baptized into such a faith and religion which is in no way Catholic.
To Be Safe: Re-Baptize Conditionally
If I did not have to deal with persons baptized in the Novus Ordo, I would
not even go through the exercise of judging the validity or non-validity
of the new rite of baptism. There is a strong indication that the intention
of the rite is vitiated, so to be safe in this regard I must take the course
of re-baptizing the person(s) conditionally. If and when a true Pope surfaces
(in God's providence), I shall submit the whole affair to his judgment
as was done with Pope Leo XIII in regard to the validity or non-validity
of Anglican Orders. They were declared invalid. It is likely that the same
verdict will then be made in regard to the Novus Ordo baptisms.
Will the Son of Man find Faith on Earth?
When one takes the broader view of the problem, it is too terrible to think
about. Since all of the off-spring of the Novus Ordo Catholics quite likely
remain heathens after baptism, then can never receive any other sacraments
(validly) after that. It follows, very likely, that the Novus Ordo priests
with that baptism are heathens playing store as if they were real priests.
That goes for all the members, way to the top, Bishops, Cardinals and even
the Pope himself are all heathens. A Rock Mass around a totem pole is the
best they have to offer. Could this be the way Our Lord's words in Luke
18,8 are verified, namely, "Yet when the Son of Man
comes, will He find, do you think, faith on earth?"