Can. 877 §1. The pastor of the place where the baptism is celebrated must carefully and without any delay record in the baptismal register the names of the baptized, with mention made of the minister, parents, sponsors, witnesses, if any, the place and date of the conferral of the baptism, and the date and place of birth.
Can. 878 If the baptism was not administered by the pastor or in his presence, the minister of baptism, whoever it is, must inform the pastor of the parish in which it was administered of the conferral of the baptism, so that he records the baptism according to the norm of ⇒ can. 877, §1.
Can. 857 §1. Apart from a case of necessity, the proper place of baptism is a church or oratory.
Outside the case of necessity, it is not lawful for one to confer the sacrament outside of his own parish without the proper permission. - III. A. The Sacrament of Baptism, Handbook of Faculties - Archdiocese of Agana, Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron, December 22, 2006
- When Lester asked the chancery for a copy of the Baptismal certificate, he was "told that they have no documents of a baptism held on Easter Vigil."
- For the chancery not to have a copy, there are only two possibilities: either St. Jude's parish never sent a copy to the chancery (as required) or the baptism was never recorded at St. Jude's because the pastor was never notified of the baptism (as required).
- We know that the reason was the latter because when the chancery finally produced (manufactured) the baptismal certificate, the place of the baptism is noted as Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica and not St. Jude's in Sinajana where the baptism actually took place.
- This means that the chancery completely made it up.
"As appears from the Baptismal Registry of the Chancery Office."
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