My cousin, who is now in his 30’s has told me that he has never been baptized Catholic, or otherwise. His mother and his father (my uncle) separated weeks after his birth, and his mother was never Catholic, and thus never exposed him to religion. Again, according to him, because of his situation, he was never baptized. However, according to my mother (his aunt), he was baptized because she performed it for him. According to her, she said that she had babysat him a few weeks after his birth, and knowing that his mother and father were having issues-she feared that he would not be brought up Catholic and baptized. So, she poured water on his head, said the appropriate prayers and baptized him.
So, my question is, was he ever really baptized? Does my mother’s impromptu baptism count? I recall as a child asking my CCD teacher if it was okay in this type of situation, and he said that it was. Then again, I was only a kid, and perhaps he did not want to upset me with an inappropriate answer.