Baltimore Catechism No. 3 (Grade 9)
New Layout! The text of the Official Revised Edition 1949 with summarizations of doctrine and study helps by Rev. Francis J. Connell, C.SS.R., S.T.D.
Used in our Religion 9 course but appropriate for any High School level. This version contains the same questions and answers as Catechism No. 2, but with considerable additional matter from Scripture, and more extensive doctrinal explanations. A product of several years of study by a committee of theologians and catechists. This is a new printing and new layout of the same "New Confraternity Edition" as we have used for many years. Full color graphics, Scripture quotes in red. Imprimatur. 450 pp.
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I am really disappointed to see that the definition of baptism no longer includes mention of original sin. I haven’t carefully gone through the rest of this catechism, but it makes me wonder if other harmful changes have been made.
I think what you are looking for is in the very next section (#316). Please do not think that this is a "modern" watered-down catechism. The text is the official Revised Edition, copyright 1949.
"315. What is Baptism? Baptism is the sacrament that gives our souls the new life of sanctifying grace by which we become children of God and heirs to heaven."
There is then a 1 page explanation with points A, B, and C.
"316. What sins does Baptism take away? Baptism takes away original sin; and also actual sins and all the punishment due to them..."