I have a question regarding the acceptable norms through which one is baptized and received into the Church.
Suppose the following:
A seeker who was never baptized should approach a priest, and have one or two basic conversations with him about conversion. Over the course of such conversations, the priest should offer to baptize the seeker whenever this seeker may feel they are ready The priest promises that, after baptism, there will be personal, on-going, month-to-month teaching and nurturing in the Faith. Acts 8:26-40 is used to explain the priest’s rationale for such a course.
In this situation, would it be prudent for the seeker to avoid this sort of approach, and instead opt for RCIA and the normal Easter baptism, etc.? Is this priest in this situation exercising pastoral care of the soul of the seeker which the Church would deem as being perfectly acceptable?