Can I secretly baptize?


#1

The parents of my grandchildren are not practicing Catholics and have opted not to baptize their children at this time.
As a layperson (and grandfather concerned about their souls), is it permissible for me to baptize them without their parent’s knowledge or approval?
Thanks for your answer in advance.


#2

These links should provide you with the guidance you seek about how to handle your daughter and son-in-law’s decision not to baptize their son. If you have any further questions or concerns that are not answered by these links, please contact Catholic Answers directly.

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