If I come upon someone unconscious in an accident and do not know if they have been baptized, should I baptize them conditionally? Some contend that Canon Law #865.2 applies, requiring a manifest intention for the sacrament, and say not to baptize.
§2. An adult in danger of death can be baptized if, having some knowledge of the principal truths of the faith, the person has manifested in any way at all the intention to receive baptism and promises to observe the commandments of the Christian religion.
In case they would die, wouldn’t it be a vital act of vital charity to do so conditionally, for their salvation?
Can you clarify please?