Hi can you clear up a confusion that has arisen regarding Baptism by Desire.
When I was young, the good nuns taught me that Baptism by Desire occured when a person sincerely wanted to be Baptised but was unable to receive the Sacrament. Example, a young person (above the age of reason, but stil a minor) being prevented from being Baptized by his/her parents or guardians. A person stranded from other Catholics or Christians etc. The main point being that the person desired **his or her self ** to be Baptized.
In recent years, many people seem to include other peoples’ desire that someone be baptized. For example a pregnant mother can desire babtism for her unborn child, so he/she is still considered baptized if a miscarriage occurs. Or grandparents desiring Baptism for their grandchildren who are not being brought up in the Church.
Can other peoples’ desire that someone be baptized be considered Baptism by Desire?