Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin
Further to Minister for Children Dr James Reilly telling the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child last week that the divestment of existing school patronage in Ireland is slow…
Priests should not baptise children whose parents are just trying to get them into better schools, the Archbishop of Dublin [Diarmuid Martin] has said.
…”It’s [just] not this baptismal certificate – it’s a religious … entry into the life of the church, and to baptise somebody for any other reasons is wrong.
“Parents, you know, shouldn’t be presenting children to be baptised in that way – but priests shouldn’t be doing it either.”
Previously: ‘Divestment Of School Patronage Is Slow’