[quote:1k3q3rnm](a.k.a. Sacrament of Confession)[/quote:1k3q3rnm]
Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation, actually. ” title=”Wink” /> Confession is just a nickname and only a part of that sacrament.
[quote:1k3q3rnm]I heard that if a person makes a genuine Act of Perfect Contrition right before or near their death and isn’t baptized, their mortal sins will not be held against them. [/quote:1k3q3rnm]
Yep, I wholeheartedly agree.
Also, if upon someone’s deathbed he or she desires to be baptized and no one is available to do so in oridnary means that person will be baptized by his or her desire.
Obviously in extenuating circumstances God changes the method by which things normally occur.
One thing that comes to mind is how non-Catholics bring up the theif on the cross when trying to defend their belief that baptism isn’t necessary to be saved. Well, since Jesus was right there in flesh and blood (albeit dying) I would have just asked too. ” title=”Smile” />