Catholic priest slaps infant

 

Warning: Many will find this video very upsetting.

I’m not going to add a lot of words to this post. News sources report that the Catholic bishop of Meaux (France) suspended “father” Jacques Lacroix after the priest angrily slapped an infant at a baptism ceremony as caught on this video.

As a student at both Catholic grammar school and high school, I can vividly recall priests, sisters, and brothers treating children with cruelty.

The Lord Jesus Christ loves this priest and desires that he put aside his works religion and trusts in Him as Savior by faith alone, but if that priest had slapped that infant in front of the Lord Jesus Christ…

French priest filmed slapping baby during baptism retires amid condemnation

34 thoughts on “Catholic priest slaps infant

      1. I would have to back you on that guess-do you notice that many babies cry when they are being baptised like that?
        That priest looked half out of it 😥

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      2. These infant baptisms break my heart. Soooo much anti-Biblical error packed into that little ceremony. I see from the article that the priest is 89. They’re so short of priests these days that it necessitates keeping these elderly men going. But whether a priest is young or old, all of the rituals and ceremonies are anti-Biblical and leading souls to hell.

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    1. Oh, Francis, I understand my Savior very well. While the boy’s father just stood there for several seconds, not sure if he should challenge this priest who had just struck his son, the Lord Jesus Christ would have pulled that little boy out of that priests arms so fast, it would have made the priest’s head spin (literally and figuratively).

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      1. When it gets closer to when you will be sharing let me know so I can pray for you brother. I do think the world is blinded by Satan in light of what 2 Corinthians 4:4 teaches.

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    1. Yes, it’s shocking and revolting to watch the priest strike that baby. I’m also very sad for that family who look to the priest and the sacraments for their salvation.

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  1. That is very hard to watch, you’re right brother. Thank you for sharing this, though, it’s important for parents to be vigilant whenever their children are in the hands of others. May the Lord bless you!

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    1. Thanks, sister! Yes, it was very troubling, because of the priest’s behavior, plus it’s also sad to see people deceived by sacramentalism. Thank you and Lord bless you, too!

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      1. Speaking of which, I’ve been meaning to ask you what you think about the letters written by Mother Teresa being published now. Horribly sad to hear how distressed she was without grace!

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      2. I was not aware of a new collection of her letters being published. “Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light” published in 2009 caused a huge stir because it revealed some of her private thoughts about her spiritual emptiness. Is that title being republished or is it a new book altogether? Despite their protests to the contrary, Catholics have no true joy, rest, or peace because they must always strive, strive, strive to attain salvation for themselves. I’m convinced the celebrification of mother Teresa was demonic.

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      3. I heard the letters being discussed on a talk radio program, I wonder if it was an rerun? I’ll dig around tonight and see if I can find out. It was so sad, she could have helped a lot of people if she had been open about her feelings. Before I was saved I tried to appear as self righteous as possible and ended up hurting a genuine believer. She pulled me aside to figure out why she was struggling and I never seemed to. It gave the impression that perfection was possible, just not for her. I completely agree with you, it was demonic for sure. I’m reading in Jeremiah 39-44 this week, and the ‘Queen of Heaven’ is mentioned as the false idol they were worshiping. The worship of anyone or anything is idolatry, but it seems like we particularly like to idolize women as human beings. I wonder if that has something to do with how quickly feminism leaked into the church?

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      4. Thank you for the heads up. I’m guessing it was a rerun but please let me know if otherwise. I couldn’t find anything on a new book. Our previous pastor was enamored with Roman Catholic English intellectuals including Malcolm Muggeridge. He turned MT into a worldwide celebrity. The pastor had our men’s group study one of Muggeridge’s books. We stayed only 1 year and it was 1 year too long. Mother goddess worship was so strong in paganism and leeched into the church via Mariolatry. The fact that Teresa had the title of Mother instantly made her loved by many, just like Mother Angelica. Someday, I would like to see your long post about how feminism has leaked into the church.

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      5. I’m hoping to write about that, actually, tomorrow hopefully! I really wanted to hit it hard with a series, especially with all the talk within the SBC about making Beth Moore president. Her open letter was so offensive, just casting a doubtful shadow on all my brothers in Christ! It’s that same pattern, lift of man and lower God. Once that’s done it’s lift up woman, and lower man. Same trick Satan played in the Garden. Unfortunately when brothers in Christ speak out against this they’re instantly labeled as sexist. It’s slander, something that shouldn’t be named among us. I so appreciate your encouragement, sorry to go on and on about this. I just feel like I should be apologizing to all of you brothers, for Moore’s letter and all the other slander going on right now. Or at least letting you all know that your sisters in Christ are standing behind you, supporting and praying for you, no matter how much feminism may make it appear otherwise!

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      6. Looking forward to your post! I believe the two issues that are really going to test Bible believing churches is homosexuality and female pastors. Some of the problem is many men have voluntarily abdicated their spiritual leadership, creating a vacuum. I mentioned to someone else that at one of our church small group meetings, the discussion topic was our personal Bible reading. Two (of 12) people (one was a male) happily announced their Bible reading consisted of reading Joyce Meyer’s daily devotional, such is the state of evangelicalism today.

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      7. It seems those two issues are going to be a big problem, although racism has suddenly become a major talking point, kind of caught me off guard. Anything that can separate, dividing the body of Christ into small groups, seems to be front and center. It would be so much easier for the church to respond to these issues if they would make wiser choices in daily devotional time than Meyers! I pray that God uses you, and your lovely wife, to be a good influence on those two who are, hopefully, just immature in the faith. If ever I feel the desire to be puffed up I recall that she was my favorite teacher before getting saved, I quoted her as if she was Scripture. If not for the grace of God, I would still be in that same pitiable state!

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      8. One problem is there is little clear denunciation of false teachers/teaching from pulpits these days so the sheep get entangled in all kinds of things.

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    1. Thanks! This baby slap reminded me of the obiescence routinely rendered to the Catholic clergy when I was a kid back in the 60s. Father could do no wrong. If he molested a child, he was just moved to another diocese with the cooperation of the criminal justice system.

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