Definition of | Meaning of
Baptism of the Unborn
Baptism in the Womb
Baptizing the Unborn
Baptizing a Fetus
Baptizing in Utero
Baptism in Utero
Baptize in Utero
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"BAPTISM OF THE
UNBORN. If there is not a probable hope that a child can be baptized after
birth, Baptism may be administered in the womb: in the case of a head
presentation, on the head; in other presentations on the part presented, but
then it has to be again baptized conditionally if it is living on complete
delivery. Should the mother die in labour, the child is to be extracted from the
womb and, if certainly living, baptized absolutely; if life is doubtful,
conditionally." (Catholic Dictionary)
Note: Even when the
horrible sin of
abortion has occurred, the aborted child "must also be baptized,
unconditionally or conditionally according to circumstances" (Catholic
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