[quote="SyroMalankara, post:92, topic:441447"]
If, in a hypothetical, one's father is Orthodox and mother Latin - would a Latin baptism enroll that individual Latin?
The rite in which the baptism occurs does not make one a member of that rite and Church. It does not work that way.
Instead, what makes the person Latin is the law itself, which says that if one spouse is Catholic, the child follows the Church of the mother. It would make no difference where the child is baptized or by what cleric or what ritual.
With an Orthodox baptism, would the Catholic Church regard the child as Eastern or Latin, due to only one parent being Catholic? Argument could be made both ways, I suppose a hypothetical EC grandfather on dad's side only further complicates?
First, your scenario assumes that the child is Catholic in the first place. For discussion sake, I'll take that as a given, with the understanding that since the child was baptized Orthodox the presumption is that the child actually is Orthodox, and would then have to take the added step of becoming Catholic. In some instances (such as danger of death) it's not necessarily a given that because an Orthodox priest baptized, that means the person is Orthodox. In what you're describing, it seems you mean that it was done intentionally, and therefore the child would be Orthodox (at first)
Strictly speaking, again the law is clear; the child would be Latin by being received into the Catholic Church. I do believe there is room though, for the child to be received into the Catholic Church as a previous Orthodox person, in which case the child could be a member of the Catholic Church that corresponds to the father.