Sorry folks. No fiddling with the formula for Baptism. Still the old patriarchical “I baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.” What will the poor feminists do? No more “Mother, Redeemer and Sanctifier.”
“Variations to the baptismal formula — using non-biblical designations of the Divine Persons — as considered in this reply, arise from so-called feminist theology,” being an attempt “to avoid using the words Father and Son which are held to be chauvinistic, substituting them with other names,” the note clarified. “Such variants, however, undermine faith in the Trinity.”
Not that the feminists will listen to the nasty patriarchy anyway. What a horrible thing for a father to be a father. What a horrible thing for the Holy Father to make sure that people are validly baptized, that they actually receive sanctifying grace and become members of the Church, and not go through life thinking they had received God’s grace when they really hadn’t.
Let the pagans have their earth worship and leave us Catholics alone.