Andres Arango, a Catholic priest from Phoenix, USA, has improperly baptized thousands of people for 20 years, which means that all the sacraments he held are officially void.
The subject of discussion is this sentence: “We baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” The word “we” in this sentence during baptism is incorrect. Archbishop Thomas Olmsted of the Archdiocese of Phoenix said Arango resigned after opening an investigation into the church, according to CNN. The bishop explains that the correct way would be: “I am baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
Olmsted wrote in a letter to parishioners: “The problem with using the word ‘we’ is that it is not society that baptizes man, but Christ, and it is only Christ who presides over all the sacraments, so it is Christ Jesus who baptizes.” Posted in January.
People who perform other sacraments after baptism will have to do them again, with baptism being the first sacraments and not all other sacraments that follow it.
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