Summa Theologiae by St. Thomas Aquinas
TP: Treatise On The Sacraments
Q[71] Of The Preparations That Accompany Baptism
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We have now to consider the preparations that accompany Baptism: concerning which there are four points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether catechism should precede Baptism?

A[2] Whether exorcism should precede Baptism?

A[3] Whether what is done in catechizing and exorcizing, effects anything, or is a mere sign?

A[4] Whether those who are to be baptized should be catechized or exorcized by priests?