I am new to this forum, and let me start by saying that I am not Catholic. I am a Protestant (though I hate identifying myself with a word that essentially means, 'protesting against the Catholic Church, because I actually really like the Catholic Church…eh, semantics.). Anyway, I am a Protestant who has recently been delving into Catholic ideas and exploring the faith, because I’m not entirely sure that I am right; I am becoming more and more convinced that you guys are the ones who have it right. We shall see how that study concludes; not making any rash decisions. But on one thing, I am absolutely certain. I KNOW that infant baptism is more right that waiting until he hits an arbitrary and undefined “age of reason.”
My husband and I have a 1 year old son and though neither of us is Catholic, we strongly believe he should be baptized. I know the Catholic Church will not do it (which I fully understand the reasoning for, no problems there) and my church definitely won’t do it. They would think we were crazy So, the option we have right now is to just do it ourselves. His grandfather (also Protestant) agrees with it and will do the baptism. After all that, my question is: what exactly goes on at a christening? How exactly should we do it? I’ve seen many adult baptisms but never one for a baby, except on television!
Thanks so much and God bless!