This stems out of a story I heard yesterday at church. Three Iranian Muslims were in a cell together. They discovered a Farsi New Testament, blood-stained, carefully hidden by someone who had smuggled it into the cell, someone who had probably left the prison the way many believers had. Curious, because they had never heard of the New Testament, they read and believed.
They then baptized each other, using the water that was available. They confessed their sins to each other. Having no wine, they gave each other Communion.
Now, despite the temptation you may have to turn it into Sola Scriptura Thread #1,232,323,322, please do not. I am curious as to how the Catholic Church would view what they did: could these sacraments be valid? If not, why? Could there be grace there for them?
Also, before you post, please take a minute and pray for the church in Iran.