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  • Pope names six women to previously all-male Council for Economy

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Renewing the membership of the Vatican Council for the Economy, Pope Francis named six women to the previously all-male board that oversees the financial operations of all Vatican offices and entities. Statutes for the council, ...

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  • Vatican says baptisms that used a modified formula are not valid

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Changing the words of the formula for baptism render the sacrament invalid, said the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Specifically, a baptism administered with the formula "We baptize you ..." instead of "I baptize you ...

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  • Police probe arson attack at Weymouth church

    Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Aug 3, 2020 CNA.- Police are investigating two fires at Sacred Heart Church in Weymouth, Massachusetts, as arson. Both fires began overnight Sunday. The fire damage was discovered on the morning of Monday, August 3, and the ...

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Vatican says baptisms that used a modified formula are not valid


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Changing the words of the formula for baptism render the sacrament invalid, said the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Specifically, a baptism administered with the formula "We baptize you ..." instead of "I baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" is not valid because it is the person of Christ through the minister who is acting, not the assembly, the congregation said.

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Police probe arson attack at Weymouth church


Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Aug 3, 2020 CNA.- Police are investigating two fires at Sacred Heart Church in Weymouth, Massachusetts, as arson. Both fires began overnight Sunday. The fire damage was discovered on the morning of Monday, August 3, and the fires were set near the entrances of the church. It is unclear the extent of the damage. The fires were described by local media as being “small.”

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