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Today, we Catholics celebrate the feast of Our Lord's circumcision.

While the Church condemns circumcision under the New Covenant, it was under the Old Covenant an equivalent to baptism, and in the case of Christ, of special importance to mankind in that it was the first occasion Jesus's Precious Blood was shed for our sake.

@lukedashjr circoncision is not *condemned*. It is just meaingless.

@fixcrypt Condemned since AD 1442

"[The Church] strictly orders all who glory in the name of Christian, not to practise circumcision either before or after baptism, since whether or not they place their hope in it, it cannot possibly be observed without loss of eternal salvation." -Pope Eugene IV, Cantate Domino

@lukedashjr that is in the domain of disciplin, changing over time. There are many orders from pope that became caduc or changed over time. For instance fast rules have changed numerous times

@lukedashjr no idea, in droit canon, this is a common question. Typically, the definition of mass validity (even before reformation) has always been a nightmare. Also, all the things linked to morality (special mention: the communion of the priest is ok *even* in the state of mortal sin, which is not the case for anybody else in the assembly...)

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