ARE THESE BAPTIMS VALID? This past Sunday I was visiting a parish where the priest baptized two infant girls during Mass. He held them up without clothes and dipped their “bottoms” three times into the water while saying, " I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. The Catechism clearly says to immerse or pour water over the forehead three times. So I wonder if these babies were actually baptized?
WHAT SHOULD I HAVE DONE? After Mass I waited until the priest was sort of alone, and introduced myself. Then I asked if it was ok to only immerse the bottoms of the girls instead of their heads. He got quite defensive and asked me if this was the only reason I came to Mass? I could see I would receive no answer, so I thanked him and left. Do we lay persons have an obligation to question the priest in cases such as this?