50yroldTOBfan. The people presenting the infant for Baptism must have the “I believe” part (as you stated), but there must be more.
There should be a “founded hope that the infant will be brought up in the Catholic religion; if such hope is altogether lacking, the baptism is to be delayed according to the prescripts of particular law after the parents have been advised about the reason.”
If a couple or a group (threesome,foursome, or some other open deviant practice etc.)
“Cassandra White of Northern Indiana has petitioned her local government to allow her to marry her dog Brutus. White has sent several letters to gay rights activists to help her lead the march to stop discrimination against her . . .White has also received support from ‘Freedom To Marry Our Pets Society” who plan to organize a protest in Washington to change definition of marriage to include pets” see here and also for that matter, here]
is living in a relationship that includes sodomy, this may be an appropriate reason to delay baptism of the infant.
The Church will be the arbiter upon if and what conditions need to be met for these unfortunate conditions and if there is a “founded hope” to “be brought up in the Catholic religion” for these poor infants involved with this social experiment we are having foisted upon us.
An exception of course is if the infant is in an overt “danger of death”.
Can. 867 §1. Parents are obliged to take care that infants are baptized in the first few weeks; as soon as possible after the birth or even before it, they are to go to the pastor to request the sacrament for their child and to be prepared properly for it.
§2. An infant in danger of death is to be baptized without delay.
Can. 868 §1. For an infant to be baptized licitly:
1/ the parents or at least one of them or the person who legitimately takes their place must consent;
2/ there must be a founded hope that the infant will be brought up in the Catholic religion; if such hope is altogether lacking, the baptism is to be delayed according to the prescripts of particular law after the parents have been advised about the reason.
§2. An infant of Catholic parents or even of non-Catholic parents is baptized licitly in danger of death even against the will of the parents.[/INDENT]