What do you know? It seems there is a priest in Detroit who was improperly baptized, with the result that sacraments he has performed are invalid.

Seriously: I am not making this up.

A priest in the Archdiocese of Detroit earlier this month learned his baptism, performed 30 years ago, was invalid and that sacraments he has performed for others such as marriage and confession are invalid.

The Rev. Matthew Hood, who since July has served as associate pastor of St. Lawrence Parish in Utica and at Divine Child in Dearborn since 2017, learned he was invalidly baptized as an infant by Deacon Mark Springer, who improperly used “We baptize” rather than “I baptize” to confer the sacrament from 1986 to 1999, a statement from the archdiocese said.

So if you were married by Hood, or received Last Rites from Hood, et cetera, et cetera, you’re not married in the eyes of the church and, though you’re still dead, I guess you’re writhing in hell.

The other possibility is only crazy people take this stuff seriously.

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