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From: kql <>
Subject: Re: [ADVANRES] naming patterns/passenger records
Date: Sun, 04 Feb 2007 14:46:38 -0800
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Karen wrote:
> With a plea to those who are Catholic to correct if necessary, I also offer
> this quote from the Global Catholic Network website:
> "Canon law admonishes the priest that "a Christian name
> must be chosen for the one to be baptized, and if he cannot
> secure this being done, then he himself must add the name of some
> saint to that given by the parents, and enter both into the
> baptismal register." The Roman Ritual also urges that in baptism
> "no improper, fabulous, or ridiculous names be given, nor those
> of false deities or godless heathens, but as far as possible only
> those of saints by whose example and under whose protection the
> faithful may be inspired to lead holy lives."

From the Catholic Encyclopedia:
"But while various Fathers and spiritual writers, and here and there a
synodal decree, have exhorted the faithful to give no names to their
children in baptism but those of canonized saints or of the angels of
God, it must be confessed that there has never been a time in the
history of the Church when these injunctions have been at all strictly
attended to."

Just as in civil law, just because something is a regulation doesn't
mean anyone follows it.


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