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Introduction: If the pope had the authority, would he have posed the question? Answering from Church Tradition. What guides the Church in every age is to refer back, through the Church Fathers, to the Apostolic Age [Divine public revelation was closed]. cf. St. Vincent of Lerins: The "Vincentian Canon", AD 434: (3) Now in the Catholic Church itself we ...


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Well the answer to the question in your title, "Are unbaptized people considered as a sinner?" is yes, but equally as much of a sinner as anyone else. And your question about how Catholics baptize people comes down to tradition. Tradition is extremely important in the Catholic church, and the tradition is what dictates how baptisms are performed. However, ...


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Pope Francis’ Martians are “people living in such unions [same sex] request[ing] a child’s baptism” cf. Instrumentum Laboris 2014, No. 120. It appears that the question was posed for the purpose of setting the stage for the upcoming synod. This is what the Pope said: "Just as if, for example, tomorrow an expedition of Martians came … green, with long noses ...



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